Awards & Accolades

Forbes Travel Guide 2013
The Dorchester, along with its sister London property, 45 Park Lane, awarded the highest Five-Star Award and are two of only six hotels in London to receive the recommendation, and only 82 in the world.

Forbes Travel Guide 2013
The Dorchester Spa awarded Four Stars.

Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea
The Dorchester recognised with an Award of Excellence 2012

Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards
- Voted within the top 10 for ‘Best Hotel Spa UK’.
- Favourite UK Hotel Spa 2010. 12th best Spa in the world; 4th place 2008; 3rd place in UK Day Spas (with highest score for service and staff) 2008

Condé Nast Traveler (US)
Gold List 2012

Professional Beauty Awards 2012
The Dorchester Spa shortlisted for 2012’s Professional Beauty Awards ‘Day Spa of the Year’.

Condé Nast Traveller (UK)
The Dorchester included within the annual Gold List, within the ‘Best for Rooms’ category

You & Your Wedding Venue Guide
The Dorchester included within the Venue Guide as one of the London’s finest spots for traditional luxe.

The Sunday Times Travel Readers’ Awards 2011
The Dorchester shortlisted for ‘Best UK City Hotel’

Harper’s Bazaar Travel Guide 2012
The Dorchester’s butler services highlighted within Fashion Director, Gabrielle Hackworthy’s travel tips page.

Professional Beauty Awards 2012
The Dorchester Spa shortlisted for 2012’s Professional Beauty Awards ‘Day Spa of the Year’.

European Hospitality Awards 2011
Mr. Fasel awarded ‘Hotelier of the Year’. These annual awards recognise excellence in hotel development & management.

Zagat 2012
- Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester number 16 in Most Popular; included in Top Food (received a 27 for cuisine); included in Top Décor (received a 26);
included in Top Service (received a 26). Also mentioned for Private Rooms.
- China Tang at The Dorchester mentioned for Private Rooms.

London Lifestyle Award
Ian Carmichael, Royston Blythe at The Dorchester, nominated Hairdresser of the Year 2011

Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2011 The Dorchester included within the publication’s annual awards’ ‘The World’s Top 100’ and in the lead for service/staff within the ‘UK Business Hotels’ category

London Lifestyle Award
The Dorchester shortlisted for Hotel of the Year 2011

Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards 2011
Newcomer to the list, The Grill at The Dorchester’s wine list awarded an ‘Award of Excellence’

Flame of Hope Award
The Dorchester awarded a Flame of Hope award from Cancer Research UK 2011

Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2011
The Dorchester ranked in the Top 30 Best Employers in Hospitality 2011 England & Wales

Catey Awards 2011
The Dorchester shortlisted for Hotel of the Year (Group)

UK Bartenders Guild
Bruno Do Nascimento wins National Champion 2011

Acorn Awards 2011
Laura Prentice, Head of Group & Event Sales, receives an Acorn Award.

Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea
The Dorchester recognized with an Award of Excellence 2011

The European Hotel Design Awards 2010
The Dorchester Spa awarded the best Spa, Health and Leisure Facilities 2010

Zagat Survey 2011
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester announced as one of the top 6 'Top Food' restaurants & top 5 'Top Service' restaurants

The Good Food Guide 2010
Alain Ducasse makes the prestigious list of the Top 60 restaurants in the UK

2010 Conde Nast Traveller (UK) Awards
The Dorchester named the Best Business Hotel 2010

2010 Virtuoso Best of The Best Awards
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester named Best Culinary Experience

2010 Professional Beauty Awards
The Dorchester Spa named Boutique Spa of the Year 2010 Conde Nast Traveller (UK)
The Dorchester Spa named as Favourite UK Hotel Spa 2010 and 12th best Spa in the world.

2010 Michelin London Guide
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester awarded three Michelin stars

2010 American Airlines
The Dorchester voted in the Top Five European Hotels

2010 Conde Nast Traveller (USA)
The Dorchester named in The Gold List 2010
The Dorchester Spa named in Hot List 2010

2010 Travel + Leisure (USA)
The Dorchester named in Best 500 Hotels in the World

Considerate Hotelier’s Association
Considerate Green Team of the Year 2009/10

2009 The World's Best Hotels - Institutional Investor
The Dorchester ranked at number 17

2009 Sunday Times Travel
Number 1 Favourite Large UK Hotel.

2009 Travel & Leisure
Giuliano Morandin recognised as one of the best barman in the World and in London.

2009 The British Travel Awards
Best UK Boutique (or individual) Hotel

2009 Theme Magazine & Bar
Stefano Cossio named as one of the 100 most influential people in the bar industry.

2009 Drinks International
The Dorchester Bar named in the 'World's 50 Best Bars' (20th)

2009 Guinness World Records Show (aired 24 May 2009)
Rosa Addis set a new world record for the 'most carrots chopped in 1 minute'.

2009 Travel & Leisure, T+L 500 (USA)
The Dorchester named the finest hotel in England.

2009 Conde Nast Traveler (USA), Gold List
The Dorchester named as One Of The Best Places To Stay.

2009 Michelin, Great Britain & Ireland
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester awarded two Michelin Stars and tipped as a 'rising three'.

2008 Travel & Leisure - Guide to Business Travel
The Dorchester named London's Best Business Hotel.

2008 Travel & Leisure, World's Best Awards (USA)
Best Business Hotel in London.

2008 The Hotel Cateys (Caterer & Hotelkeeper Awards)
Human Resources Team of the Year.

2008 Forbes Traveler 400 (USA)
The Dorchester named as one of the 400 best hotels in the world.

2008 The Westminister In Bloom Awards
The Dorchester front garden was awarded first prize.

2008 Conde Nast Traveller - Readers' Travel Awards
Spas in UK Hotels: 4th place.

2008 Conde Nast Traveller - Spa Awards
UK Day Spas (with highest score for service & staff): 3rd place.

2008 Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report (USA)
Top 20 International City Hotels: 17th place.

2008 Elite Traveller Magazine
Harlequin Suite, named as one of the 101 top hotel suites in the world.

2008 Travel & Leisure (USA)T&L 500, World Best Hotel.

2008 Conde Nast Traveler (USA) Gold List.

2008 Enjoy England Award for excellence
Large hotel of the year Silver award.

2008 Best Places to work in hospitality
Gold award.

2008 Best Companies
One star accreditation.

2007 Harpers Bazaar
101 Best Places to Stay, Best City Hotels.

2007 Conde Nast Traveler (USA) Gold List.

2007 HotelClub Hotel Awards
Best Hotel in Great Britain & Ireland.

2007 Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report (USA)
Top 20 International City Hotels.

2007 National Geographic Lande's Famous List

2007 Celebrated Living Magazine (USA)
Top 10 International Business Hotels.

2007 Business Travel Magazine (Russia)
Best UK Hotel.

2007 Elite Traveler
The 101 Best Hotel Suites of the Year (Royal Penthouse).

2007 Investors in people
Award recognition for the levels of staff development and work environment.

2007 Visit London Large hotel of the year
Gold Award.

2007 Cater Group
Best Places to work in hospitality.

2007 Catey awards
Best marketing campaign Gold award.

FOOD & BEVERAGE 2007

British tea council
Awarded the best afternoon tea in London.

2007 Class Bar awards
Best Bar Manager awarded to Giuliano Morandin.