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Situated on Park Lane, the Dorchester Hotel is well located for sightseeing and shopping. Shepherd Market, with boutique shops and small restaurants is 0.3 miles away in the heart of Mayfair. New Bond Street, home of Sotheby’s auction house and the Fine Art Society, is 0.5 miles away. Knightsbridge lies to the west and Harrods is 0.7 miles away.
The Royal Academy of Arts is 0.6 miles away on Piccadilly, as is gourmet food retailer Fortnum & Mason. East along Piccadilly are Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.
The hotel is surrounded by Central London’s most famous parks and gardens, including Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park. Buckingham Palace is 0.8 miles away, across Green Park. Trafalgar Square, home of Nelson’s Column, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, is 1.4 miles away and an easy journey by tube or taxi.
The Dorchester offers rooms of exceptional grace and comfort, with views over Hyde Park or the hotel’s terraces. Room types available include queen rooms, superior and deluxe queen rooms for single occupancy, superior deluxe and executive deluxe double rooms and suites. The suites range in size from the junior and Stanhope suites to the generous Dorchester suites and Oliver Messel suite. Bathrooms are spacious. They are predominantly Italian marble and Art Deco in style - echoing the hotel’s 1930s origins. Junior suite amenities include Wi-Fi internet; Bang & Olufsen LCD TV with integrated entertainment system, printer, fax, scanner, copier; individually controlled air conditioning,
The Roof Suites - the Audley, Terrace and Harlequin - are reminiscent of Hollywood glamour long associated with the hotel. They are serviced by a team of butlers, they emulate the style in which The Dorchester was originally built but with modern luxuries. The roof suites have large terraces with views over London. The largest roof suite, The Harlequin, has a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room, a dining room, living room, bar and terrace. The rooms have American walnut floors. The living room has walls upholstered in ivory silk, chaises in buttery leather, emerald-parchment-clad case pieces and a bespoke wool and silk rug. Two sets of French doors curtained in gold silk from Thailand lead onto the terrace. It was in this room Elizabeth Taylor received news of her multi-million pound deal to star in the epic Cleopatra. The Harlequin Suite is available as a two-bedroom suite. The second bedroom has the original pink marble bathroom installed for Elizabeth Taylor.
The award-winning restaurants and bars at The Dorchester are run by top London teams. Guests can enjoy afternoon teas on The Promenade, home-grown British food in The Grill, fine contemporary French cuisine at Alain Ducasse, parties and live jazz at China Tang. In-room and private dining is also available and there are opportunities to enjoy kitchen master classes.
The Dorchester is ideal for meetings, banquets, weddings and celebrations for five or 500 people. The hotel has renovated its ballroom in Art-Deco style. The latest technology is available including Wi-Fi. There are eight banqueting rooms.
The Dorchester Spa also exudes 1930s Art Deco glamour. It offers facials and treatments in nine treatment rooms. The Fitness Studio is equipped with TechnoGym resistance equipment and cardio vascular equipment.
The Dorchester welcomes children and families. The concierge can help arrange family activities and qualified babysitters.
This 5-Star classic hotel is 0.3 miles from Hyde Park Corner Underground station, which is on the Piccadilly Line. Green Park Underground station, on the Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line and Jubilee Line, is 0.5 miles away. You can catch the Piccadilly Line from Heathrow Airport to Central London. London Victoria railway station is 1.0 miles away and interconnects with Victoria Underground station, serving the Victoria, District and Circle Underground Lines. Mainline trains run from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria. Nearby stations are in Travelcard Zone 1.
The hotel is inside the London Congestion Charge Zone for cars.