Perfectly situated in the heart of London's Mayfair on Park Lane, The Dorchester offers spacious rooms, amazing dining and entertaining, and a spa beyond measure. For more than half a century, The Dorchester has graced London's Hyde Park area and beckoned to wealthy tourists, statesmen, royalty and celebrities. In fact, over the years, this luxurious hotel has hosted Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Julie Andrews, Kim Basinger, Warren Beatty, Yul Brynner, The Beatles, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Duke Ellington, Prince, Joan Collins, Judy Garland, Johnny Depp, Will Ferrell, Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Cruise, Mariah Carey, Lady GaGa, Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower and T.S. Eliot to name a few.
Many of those celebrities have stayed in one of the most luxurious suites in all of London-
The Oliver Messel Suite. This top-floor suite costs approximately $6,000 a night and is named after Oliver Messel, a famous set/costume designer in London's West end as well as on Broadway in New York City. The sensational suite features a sitting room, a private balcony, a double bedroom and a double bathroom. It's so charming and over-the-top that the late Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton spent their honeymoon within its beautiful walls in 1964. Visit Luxury-Hotels.com for more information about the Dorchester.
Location, Location, Location
Not only is The Dorchester a lovely hotel, but also it's located near superb shopping in Bond Street and Knightsbridge. Also, guests enjoy being nearby London's tourist attractions such as: Buckingham Palace, West Endtheatres, the Royal Albert Hall and the National Gallery.
Fine Dining-Yes, please
The Dorchester offers award-winning restaurants and bars, run by London's cream of the crop. Whether you're in the mood for afternoon tea on The Promenade or local favorite cuisine in The Grill-The Dorchester has you covered. You can also partake of fine French cuisine at Alain Ducasse or party to your heart's content at China Tang. Truly, there is something for everyone at The Dorchester.
A Bit of Background
The Dorchester first opened its doors in 1931. It was a very modern construction for its time, built of reinforced concrete, and designed by Sir Owen Williams and William Curtis Green. From its first day of operation, the hotel was touted as an ultra-hip, very efficient, "perfect hotel."
In need of updating, The Dorchester closed its doors in 1988 for two solid years of meticulous upgrades and restoration. The hotel continues to delight its guests and live up to the grand reputation it has earned over the years. It's luxury in the heart of London-what could be better than that?
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