18 July 2022By Charlotte Cullinan
The Dorchester Hotel has revealed details of the first phase of its sweeping refurbishment works, which are due to finish in early September.
The Dorchester’s suites have been redesigned by Pierre-Yves Rochon
The hotel commissioned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon to redesign the hotel entrance, The Promenade and guest rooms and suites. Interior architecture and design specialist Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has been appointed to redesign the bar.
As part of the refurbishment, The Dorchester will open Cake & Flowers Boutique, a joint venture between executive pastry chef Michael Kwan and florist Philip Hammond.
The outlet will be designed by Rochon and will have its own entrance with feature windows on the Deanery Street corner of the hotel. It will sell hampers, bouquets, pastries, cakes, chocolates and champagne.
Cake and flower boutique designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon
The hotel will remain open throughout the summer renovation and following the update, guests staying at the Mayfair property will be able to choose from new signature and junior suites.
New color palettes will be introduced across all rooms and suites, inspired by an English garden and featuring pale leafy green, rosy pink, heather blue and lemon yellow.
One of the famous hotel’s new look suites
The Dorchester’s facade will be revitalized with new lighting, and guests will arrive in an extended forecourt, with green granite underfoot and a landscaped garden area. Two new artworks will be introduced in the open lobby.
The Promenade will continue to host dining experiences including afternoon tea and will feature a new area for guests to enjoy champagne, seafood and entertainment.
A collection of contemporary artworks by British artists will also be revealed across The Promenade, all focusing on nature and the British landscape.
The Promenade will be a major feature of the hotel
The hotel’s bar has been redesigned by Martin Brudnizki, and the space is described as “drawing inspiration from the roaring spirit and elegance of the Thirties, a time when manners still mattered and yet raucousness was celebrated.”
The bar’s new layout allows for a dedicated Park Lane entrance and outdoor terrace in Hyde Park. It will also feature original drawings and celebrity photography by photographer Cecil Beaton, a 1930s-style palladium leaf roof and a snug.
The Dorchester’s flagship bar is being redesigned by Martin Brudnizki