London's The Dorchester to auction off 2,000 items as part of refurb project

22 May 2022 by Mark Caswell
The Promenade at The Dorchester

The Dorchester in London’s Mayfair is to auction off thousands of items as part of its phased renovation project.

In December last year the iconic London hotel announced plans for its “biggest renovation since 1989”, including work on the property’s guest rooms, The Promenade and The Bar.

A two-day sale will take place next month on June 21 and 22, with 2,000 items going under the hammer including furnishings, artworks and accessories.

Interested buyers will be able to get their hands on guest room couches, lamps, chandeliers and draperies, as well as writing desks, headboards, ottomans and coffee tables.

A room at The Dorchester

Furniture and fittings will also go on sale from the hotel’s promenade and bar, as well as signed prints by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Derek Rangecroft and Heidi Koenig, and luxury Italian lighting and chandeliers from Laudarte and Barovier and Toso.

The hotel will remain open during the renovations, with afternoon tea being served in the Orchid Room, and a new rooftop restaurant set to open this summer.

Commenting on the news Simon Rose of Pro Auction said:

“This major renovation project for the hotel brings with it the opportunity to purchase a piece of the hotel’s history at auction as the owners pave the way for a new chapter for The Dorchester.”

Last year The Westbury Hotel off Bond Street in London’s Mayfair auctioned off 8,000 items of furniture and fittings ahead of a similar renovation project which will see the luxury hotel converted to the St Regis brand.

London’s The Westbury to become St Regis property

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