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Looking across the soft green swathes of Hyde Park, The Dorchester is one of the most desirable places in the world to stay. It embodies the highest of traditional values, with spacious rooms and suites of great charm, glorious dining and entertaining, and a spa of exquisite indulgence. For over half a century the hotel has remained a pinnacle of luxury and ease.
In 1988 The Dorchester closed for two years. There had been a number of changes of ownership and, after nearly 60 years, the hotel could no longer claim to be the paragon of modernity envisioned and realised by McAlpine and Towle.
So the present owners conceived a bold plan to return The Dorchester to its former pre-eminence. During two years of closure, all the services of the hotel would be completely overhauled to equip it for the twenty-first century. At the same time, the areas of historical importance, particularly the Promenade, the Grill Room and the Oliver Messel Suite, would be carefully restored to their former glory.
The Dorchester reopened in November 1990, sparkling, refreshed, with superb new facilities including the Oriental Restaurant, the Boardroom Suite and the luxurious new Dorchester Spa. Within a week, loyal guests had reclaimed their favourite tables in the Grill Room.
The superb standards of service, comfort and modernity experienced when The Dorchester first opened its doors in 1931 were back.
Determined to hold its place at the very top, further work on the hotel at the turn of the millennium included the sumptuous redecoration of rooms, suites and other public areas under a programme called the ?New Flowering'. Now also with all the latest entertainment and business technology installed for guests, The Dorchester continues to pursue its founders? dream to be the ?perfect hotel'.
The Dorchester excels at providing diners with tables of the finest fare in the most elegant and conducive surroundings. The hotel has grand dining, less formal eating, award winning afternoon teas and a variety of distinctive private dining rooms. All the convivial pleasures are ensured by the most expert service.
The Grill Room celebrates all that is best in British fare. The classics are prepared in the time-honoured manner and served in the grandest surroundings. Beef from Scotland, crabs from Cornwall - wonderful, fresh ingredients are brought in from all around the British Isles.
The hotel provides the finest cuisine and wines in some of London?s most impressive settings. The planning and service are always reassuring and professional. There is a variety of rooms in different styles, allowing the exactly the right ambience.
Rooms of exceptional grace and comfort all give views over Hyde Park or the hotel?s landscaped terraces. Suites range in size from the Junior and Small Suites to the generous Dorchester Suites and the famous Oliver Messel Suite. Large, pampering bathrooms in Italian marble echo the art deco period of the hotel's origins.
195 king/twin/queen bedded rooms
49 suites, 4 roof garden suites
Breakfast: Continental breakfast included.
- All rooms and suites have a custom-built entertainment, business and internet system. The unique console also contains a computer, colour printer and scanner, fax machine and DVD/CD player, in addition to modems for UK and US plugs.
- Numerous international television networks are available, including German, French, Japanese, Arabic, Russian and Chinese channels. True video on demand offers up to 60 films, including 15 of the latest releases. For music, 5,000 music tracks are digitally available, and internet radio allows guests to listen to local radio stations across the world.
- Microsoft Office programmes, e-mail and Internet can be accessed using either the infra red, cordless keyboard or one?s own laptop. Laptops can be connected to the system via a high speed VGA link at the desk, allowing guests to print documents and make business presentations on the plasma screen.
- Highly trained E-Butlers are on call for all aspects of technology in rooms and suites. They can help guests with anything from demonstrating the whole system to using the hotel?s broadband on a laptop or explaining the telephones. For the makers of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, they even set up an intranet system between The Dorchester and New Zealand.
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