The Dorchester on London’s Park Lane has announced plans for a “comprehensive renovation” starting in February next year.

The luxury hotel says that the works 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”.

French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon has been appointed to reimagine the hotel entrance, The Promenade and the new guest rooms and suites, while Martin Brudnizki Design Studio will redesign the bar.

The hotel will remain open during the renovation programme, with afternoon tea temporarily being served in the Orchid Room.

Meanwhile the rooftop restaurant – which opened for the first time earlier this year in response to the then restrictions on hospitality venues due to Covid-19 – will be relaunched in spring 2022 with “a reinvigorated concept”.

The Dorchester to open rooftop restaurant

The Dorchester said that its other venues – The Grill, Alain Ducasse and China Tang – had all completed refurbishments “in the last few years” and would therefore remain open as normal, as will the Dorchester Spa, the hotel’s ballroom, the penthouse and the Chef’s Table.

More details on the renovations works are set to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Situated opposite Hyde Park along with other prestigious properties including The JW Marriott Grosvenor House London, The Dorchester is part of a collection of hotels including Coworth park, Le Meurice, Hotel Eden and 45 Park Lane – the last of which is located next to The Dorchester.