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The Dorchester revamps suites

31 Oct 2012 by BusinessTraveller

The Dorchester hotel has completed refurbishment of 22 of its suites.

Courtesy of designer Alexandra Champalimaud, the luxury London hotel’s Dorchester and Park suites have been given a new look that celebrates “the eclecticism of the English spirit”, with a number of British companies commissioned to create the furnishings.

The 14 Dorchester suites now feature open fireplaces lit by crystal logs in the living rooms, rugs by the Rug Company, artwork including prints signed by HRH the Prince of Wales, hand-sprung mattresses made by Devon company Vi-Spring, and furniture by companies such as Forgeability, Dudgeon, Howe, and Restall, Brown and Clennell.

Furnishings in the eight Park suites are now lighter in colour to “allow the natural beauty” of their Hyde Park views “to radiate throughout”. Features include oak plank flooring, antique chairs, wall coverings by Soma Silk, Chesneys chimneypieces with flame sculptures, and artwork by Derek Rangecroft.

Technology in the new suites includes Bang and Olufsen Beo Vision flatscreen TVs, iPads, iPod docks, and remote-controlled lighting. Some suites also have TVs fitted in the bathroom mirrors.

The works follow other upgrades at the Dorchester, such as the renovation of its Ballroom suite last year, and the extension and renovation of its spa in 2009.

Last year also saw the opening of its sister property, 45 Park Lane – for a review, click here.

Visit thedorchester.com for more information.

Report by Michelle Mannion

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