Dorsett Hospitality launches Dao by Dorsett aparthotel brand

22 Apr 2022 by Hannah Brandler
Dao by Dorsett West London

Dorsett Hospitality International is set to launch aparthotel brand Dao by Dorsett this summer.

The Asia-based hotel company will debut the brand in West London on June 1, with a property adjacent to the existing Dorsett Hotel on Shepherd’s Bush Green.

The company says that the brand will offer “locally minded” fully serviced apartments in central locations across the world, featuring “slick and chic city interiors”, Dorsett bespoke beds, daily housekeeping and hampers filled with essentials.

The accommodations are also described as “socially driven”, with the brand aiming to create opportunities for encounters amongst locals, guests and visitors alike. The properties will offer, for instance, co-living spaces and social hours.

The apartments will come in either one or two bedroom configurations, along with accessible studios, with multi-functional kitchenettes and living space to work and relax. Some of the units will also include private outdoor terraces.

Dao by Dorsett Studio Bedroom. Credit Jack Hardy

The brand’s first property, Dao by Dorsett West London, is located a five-minute walk from Shepherd’s Bush underground station and Westfield London shopping centre in White City. The property will comprise 74 apartments with a kitchenette, living and dining space and en-suite bathroom, along with an “entertainment space”, restaurant and café.

The site first opened in 1910 as Shepherd’s Bush Cinematograph Theatre and the property plans to continue the building’s connection with the local community by championing the local area and encouraging guests to explore the activities and culture in the vicinity.

The brand also states that its aparthotel features solar panels on the roof for energy efficiency.

Dorsett Hospitality International president Winnie Chiu commented:

“The world has changed incredibly quickly in the last two years of the pandemic but it has also reaffirmed the value of connection. The Dao by Dorsett experience will be tailored from arrival, offering a new way to travel which is intrinsically linked to the local community and the flexibility to custom-fit each stay. Being able to provide a longer-stay option with thoughtful services and amenities will enable our guests to get the most out of their time reconnecting with friends and loved ones as travel resumes.”

To celebrate the opening of the first property, guests benefit from 15 per cent off flexible rates and 20 per cent off non-refundable rates when booking a stay at Dao by Dorsett West London by May 31.

The Dao by Dorsett brand joins the company’s portfolio of brands which include Dorsett Hotels, Silka, and d.Collection.

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