Back in 1931 The Dorchester opened its doors for the first time in London’s Mayfair, one of the most prestigious areas of that capital city. It soon became synonymous with luxury, comfort, and splendor. It was the haunt of the British Royal Family, and the current Queen of England held a dinner party there on the night before her engagement. To this day having “afternoon tea” at The Dorchester is an institution for Londoners, and it is one of London’s leading meeting points.
This reputation for sumptuous hospitality and the best location has been carried forward into a new era by the Dorchester Collection. These magnificent hotels are to be found across the globe in some of the major capitals and most famous places in the world.
The term “collection” for this group of hotels is appropriate because this is a group of some of the finest and best-known hotels from all over the globe. For example, who has not heard of the Beverly Hills Hotel? In the center of Beverly Hills on the famous Sunset Boulevard, the “Pink Place”, as it is known, has been the go-to place for the Hollywood stars for decades. Equally well-known is the Hotel Bel-Air, a peaceful escape for the rich and famous and known as one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Under the Dorchester Collection’s stewardship, these hotels have been lovingly renovated to retain their famous charm whilst offering the best in modern luxury.
In Paris, France, the magnificent opulence of Le Meurice has been legendary since the 18th century. The Dorchester Collection has enhanced this legendary elegance with contemporary chic, to create a truly individual experience. Paris is famous for haute couture, and the Hôtel Plaza Athénée is ideally situated for those wishing to explore the City’s boutiques, as well as for views of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Both of these hotels boast Michelin-star chefs, ensuring any stay will be one to remember.
Since 1889 the luxurious Hotel Eden has held pride of place in the City of Rome, Italy. As part of the Dorchester Collection it offers Italian elegance and is known for its delightful rooftop restaurant La Terrazza dell’Eden with its spectacular views across the Eternal City to the Dome of St Peter’s.
These and the other magnificent hotels in the Dorchester Collection make travelling an experience to remember. They are the places that dreams are made of, dreams that the Dorchester Collection can help come true.