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The Dorchester

“This must be the most fragrant hotel in London. Arriving at The Dorchester, you immediately notice the heavenly scent of seasonal flowers […] Great for surprising your bloom-loving mum.” – Time Out, February 2016

“The Dorchester has turned research into a pleasure by hosting a series of ‘meet the producer’ dinners with their most loyal suppliers.” – Country & Town House, April 2016

“The Dorchester Spa brings an exclusive pampering destination to London. Exuding 1930s Art Deco glamour, combined with a contemporary edge, its design is inspired by the iconic British style of The Dorchester.” – Chelsea Life, May 2016

“[…] let’s not forget the razzmatazz Dorch service – can there be a better spot in London to while away tiresome hours between lunch and cocktails?” – Tatler Restaurant Guide 2016

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Awards & accolades

British Travel Awards 2016

Dorchester Collection was awarded silver in the ‘Best UK Luxury Hotel Brand’ category.

World Cocktail Championship 2016

Lucia Montanelli, Bartender at The Bar at The Dorchester, awarded 3rd place in the Super final and Gold Medal for Sparkling Cocktail.

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

The Dorchester was ranked number 17 out of 30 in the Top Hotels in London category.

‘Excellence in Promoting Careers’ – 2016 HR in Hospitality Awards

The award was made in recognition of the iconic British hotel’s Management Graduate Programme, launched in March 2015, which has seen a total of 22 graduates trained by The Dorchester and 18 graduates move into permanent leadership positions.

Forbes Travel Guide 2016

The Dorchester, along with its sister properties, 45 Park Lane and Coworth Park awarded the highest Five-Star Award.

Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence 2016

The Dorchester was named the Best Luxury Hotel in London.

Michelin Guide 2016

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester sustained its three Michelin stars.

100 Hoteliers’ Hotels 2016

The Dorchester included in Hoteliers’ Hotels Top 100.

Acorn Awards 2016

Andrew Booth, Front of House Manager, and David Brosnan, Housekeeping Manager, receive an Acorn Award.

Booking.com 2016

The Dorchester, along with its sister properties, 45 Park Lane and Coworth Park were awarded for their user rating of 9 out of 10.

Hotels.com 2016

The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane received a Hotels.com award for Outstanding Guest Reviews, with The Dorchester Spa being a category winner.

2015

World Travel Awards 2015

The Dorchester is awarded the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards’ ™ “World’s Leading City Hotel 2015”

Condé Nast Traveller, 2015 Readers’ Choice

The Dorchester was recognised in the category ‘Best Hotels in the United Kingdom’.

Bartenders Guild National Cocktail Challenge 2015

Lucia Montanelli, bartender at The Bar at The Dorchester has won the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild National Cocktail Challenge 2015 and is the first female to do so.

2014

21st Annual World Travel Awards 2014

The Dorchester shortlisted for the following categories: ‘Europe’s Leading Hotel’, England’s Leading Conference Hotel’ and ‘England’s Leading Hotel’.

Acorn Awards 2014

The Dorchester’s designer florist, Philip Hammond has been awarded the 2014 Acorn Award, recognised as a future star of hospitality.

Elite Traveler 100 Best Restaurants 2014

The Dorchester ranked 54th in the 2014 ‘100 Best Restaurants’ Guide,

London Lifestyle Awards 2014

The Dorchester shortlisted for ‘Hotel of the Year’.

Saveur Culinary Travel Award 2014

The Dorchester awarded expert’s choice in the ‘Best In Room Dining’ category.

2013

Fodors 100 Hotel Awards 2013
The Dorchester chosen for the 2013 ‘100 Hotel Awards’ in the ‘Enduring Classics’ category.

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.

MICE Report 2013
The Dorchester Spa shortlisted for ‘Best Conference Venue’.

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

Toptable Top 100 Restaurants 2013
The Dorchester voted into the ‘Top 100 UK Restaurants’ by Toptable diners.

2012

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

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’.

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

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.

2011

London Lifestyle Awards 2011

The Dorchester shortlisted for ‘Best Hotel’.

Bartenders’ Choice Awards 2011
The Dorchester shortlisted for ‘Best International Cocktail Bar’.

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

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

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

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