As part of an ongoing investment program to enhance one of the world’s most legendary hotels, The Dorchester will commence a comprehensive renovation as of February 2022. The renovation will be the biggest since 1989 and will start with the entrance to the hotel, The Promenade, and The Bar at The Dorchester, as well as two guest floors, with this work to be complete by September 2022. Two of the most renowned names in design have been appointed to transform the hotel: Pierre-Yves Rochon is reimagining the hotel entrance, The Promenade, and the new guest rooms and suites, while Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has been appointed to re-create the bar.
The Dorchester will remain open for guests throughout this time with its popular afternoon tea served in the spectacular Orchid Room and a reinvigorated concept for the rooftop restaurant to be launched in spring 2022. As The Grill, Alain Ducasse, and China Tang completed refurbishments in the last few years, they will continue to remain open as normal, as will The Dorchester Spa. The Ballroom, with its own entrance on Park Lane, the magically theatrical Penthouse & Pavilion rooms, and the Chef’s Table will continue to be available for corporate and social events.