Dorchester Collection launches enhancement projects

Dorchester Collection has announced that several of its hotels are investing in current and upcoming enhancements.

The Beverly Hills Hotel is marking its 100th anniversary this year with a host of enhancements unfolding across the property. Hospitality design firm Tihany Design is overseeing the restoration, which includes the hotel lobby, Polo Lounge, pool cabanas, Cabana Café, and guest rooms and suites. Original details of the property were retained, which include the hotel's trademark banana leaf wallpaper, green and white stripes and the iconic pink exterior.

In time to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games, The Dorchester in London will unveil 22 new suites revamped by New York-based interior designer, Alexandra Champalimaud, who was also the lead designer on the recently relaunched Hotel-Bel-Air.

Launching this summer, the new design will pay homage to the hotel's British, classic residential style while administering a more modern interpretation. Using materials sourced mainly from the UK, the new suites will offer one, two and three bedroom configurations with marble foyers, hardwood floors, marble fireplaces from Chesneys and window treatments. The Dorchester’s bathrooms will feature separate showers with drench shower heads as well as bath tubs. In-room technology will feature remote touch control lighting and air-conditioning, and mood lighting in the bedrooms and sitting rooms.

Beverly Hills Hotel


Designer Charles Jouffre has put the finishing touches on the refurbishment of all guest rooms at Le Meurice in Paris, including the hotel's Presidential Suites and Salvador Dali apartment.

Meanwhile, Valmont Spa has closed for a renovation by Charles Jouffre and De Ambroggio & Lafanechere that will touch everything. This 2012, the new private Yquem dining room will debut in the kitchens of Le Meurice Restaurant.

A landmark of 18th century décor, the suite has been revitalized by designer Marie José Pommerau to appeal to contemporary sensibilities, with amenities including four Panasonic 3D Full HD system with NeoPDP plasma TVs, two Blu-ray players, and 3D Full HD glasses. The color palette encompasses apricot, raspberry, violet, beige and mauve tones.

The fifth-floor suite can hold up to eight persons through four bedrooms, as well as a reception hall, living room, sitting room, study, marble bathrooms, and balconies overlooking Avenue Montaigne with views of the Eiffel Tower.

Le Richemond, the 109-room address on the banks of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, will see a refurbishment in the second half of the year that will encompass public areas, including suite accommodations and the hotel restaurant and bar. Le Richemond will remain open throughout.

Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of luxury hotels in Europe and the US. The current portfolio includes: The Dorchester, London; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; Le Meurice, Paris; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; Coworth Park, Ascot, UK; 45 Park Lane, London; and Le Richemond, Geneva.

The Dorchester


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