The Dorchester opened in 1931. Named after the Earl of Dorchester, who bought a house on the location of the renowned luxury hotel, ‘The Dorch’ was created to fulfil Robert McAlpine’s vision of the perfect hotel. With a history of affluent luxury, Mayfair in London is the perfect place to realise that vision. The Dorchester’s style is a timeless one embedded in its inter-war roots.
It’s perhaps The Promenade that embodies this best of all. Longer than the nearby Nelson’s Column is tall, The Promenade is a lounge lined with columns that create a beautiful environment in which to take afternoon tea. The Dorchester offers a butler and the expertise of its concierges. You can enjoy the spa, delicious food with global inspirations, or combine the two in ‘The Spatisserie’.
If you’re going to the theatre in the evening, you could leave your children safe with one of the hotel’s qualified babysitters and head out in a chauffeur-driven, classic car. Mayfair has maintained its reputation for art and culture for over 200 years. The Royal Academy, The National Gallery and the theatres of the West End are all close at hand. Other cultural highlights such as the British Museum are also easily accessible.