The dinner set up in The Dorchester's Holford Suite

Meetings & Events

Holford Room

A warm and relaxed atmosphere of easy charm and soft lighting. This room exudes a truly British sense of style and confidence. A perfect companion to the Orchid Room.

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The Dorchester's Holford Suite setup for a cocktail reception

An original classic

The Holford Room is one of the few rooms still entirely intact in design from the opening of The Dorchester in 1931.

Robert Holford

The Holford Room is named after Robert Holford who bought the land under the hotel in 1852.
A black and white photograph of The Dorchester hotel from the 1930's

Facilities & Floorplans

This room exudes a truly British sense of style and confidence. A perfect companion to the Orchid Room.
  • Facilities
  • Traditional oak panelling
  • Neutral décor
  • Private lobby connecting with the Orchid Room
  • Open-plan layout with no obstructions
  • High ceilings
  • Retains the exact design from the original 1931 launch of The Dorchester
  • Capacity
  • Classroom 30
  • Dinner 60
  • Boardroom 26
  • Theatre 50
  • Cocktails 100
  • Cabaret 40
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Group bookings

Our range of group bookings and event facilities at The Dorchester, London
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Social events

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Room capacities and seating arrangements

Banqueting & Services

Offering everything from refreshment bars to spectacular dinners, our banqueting team will work with The Dorchester’s executive chef, to provide the perfect menu for your special occasion. The only limits are those of your imagination.
A close up of The Dorchester's South Asian Banqueting starter, yellow tandoori chicken kabocha salad

Bespoke menus crafted to perfection

Offering everything from refreshment bars to spectacular dinners, our banqueting team will work with The Dorchester’s executive chef, to provide the perfect menu for your particular occasion. The only limits are those of your imagination.
one of the many flower displays adorning the Promenade at The Dorchester

Florist at The Dorchester

From the famously splendid urns that grace The Promenade to the most delicate of wedding bouquets, our in-house floristry team brings sheer artistry and pride to their every creation. Tailor-made to the most exacting brief, your flowers will be a true spectacle of loveliness. here

A close up of a gentleman playing a guitar at a music event at The Dorchester

In the know

With invaluable insider knowledge and a vast contact list garnered over the years by both our event planners and hotel concierge team, we have access to every type of entertainment you could possibly want, from superstar singers to celebrity speakers. Who would you like to celebrate with?


This is an ideal place for your guests to gather for drinks before moving into the adjoining Orchid Room for lunch or dinner.
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Corporate Events

The perfect location

The Dorchester is superbly located in the centre of London, with easy access to all main transport links. The hotel overlooks both Royal Hyde Park and the affluent streets of Mayfair. Not only does this mean that everything is on your doorstep, but our guests really enjoy the buzz of being part of this legendary history.

Close up of a chadellier in the ballroom at The Dorchester


The majesty of The Ballroom lends itself to all glittering occasions. This is the place for an elegant champagne reception or exquisite dinner. A gala to remember, a night of nights.

Inside the Holford Cocktail Reception Room at The Dorchester

Product launches

To launch something special, you need to launch it somewhere special. Let our beautiful rooms and innovative designs reflect the excitement of your idea. We can build the narrative of the event and space to be aligned with your brand and ensure that the occasion completely fulfils the needs of both the launch and your guests.

Packages & rates

As well as the vast range of event spaces, we also offer a wide selection of spacious rooms and suites in which to ensure your guests not only have a great night but the chance to sleep in luxury and wake up to a rejuvenating breakfast.

Dorchester Collection commitment

Why host a meeting or event at Dorchester Collection?

We look forward to sharing our unique hotels and impeccable service with you while working to create a memorable and rewarding event. For bookings of 25 room nights or more, our hotels are committed to providing the following benefits:
  • One complimentary room night for every 25 room nights occupied
  • Two complimentary room upgrades with VIP amenities
  • A welcome amenity per room
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Joe Flattery, Operations Manager at The Dorchester
We’re honoured to be trusted with your most important moments. In return, we’re committed to giving you the time of your life and a lifetime of memories.

Joe Flattery

Events Operations Manager

Inside a Park View Deluxe King Room at The Dorchester

Exceptional group accommodation

Booking group accommodation for business travellers becomes a pleasure with The Dorchester’s elegant range of rooms and experienced team. With a single point of contact to simplify things, we’ll be here every step of the way to ensure you deliver stunning events that run smoothly from start to finish.

A salad bar at the Holford Wellness event at The Dorchester

Daily delegate rates

Our bespoke events package ensures each guest is offered a flexible, memorable and seamless experience in one of the most exclusive venues in London. From the moment they arrive, your delegates will be provided with everything they need, from refreshments, Wi-Fi connection and our team on hand for full support. We know the things that your guests find important. We know how to deliver success.

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