Preparing for your return
When the time feels right, we can’t wait to welcome you back to our hotels. Our main focus now is to ensure you the safety, security, care – and delight – you expect from Dorchester Collection. This page will update you on life at our hotels, beyond COVID-19, and will be updated as new guidelines dictate.
A message from our CEO
As our general managers and their teams prepare to welcome you back, our CEO Mr Cowdray has written a personal message to put your mind at ease. Hear how everyone at Dorchester Collection is working away to ensure your comfort and safety.
Many of you have asked about staff welfare during recent months. Our wonderful employees are what make Dorchester Collection hotels such welcome homes for our legendary guests.
We are thrilled to be able to reassure you that Dorchester Collection has guaranteed uninterrupted, protected salaries and the future jobs of all 3,600 employees throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
When you are ready to travel again, you’ll see the same familiar faces in the same roles as ever, across all nine hotels, ready with open arms to welcome you back.
Reclaim the pleasure of travel
Recent travel restrictions and a natural sense of caution have changed our ways, but the joy of adventure must be rekindled when the time is right. We want to help your spirit of exploration flourish again, and invite you to experience your ‘home’ like never before.
Our Ultimate Staycation offer is a chance to enjoy your own country, its treasures and traditions, with the excitement of an international holiday but without the logistics, language barrier or lengthy travel.
We would be delighted to help you plan a trip to ensure every detail feels secure, right down to a mouth-watering in-room dining menu that brings restaurant standards to your own private suite.
Central London is, of course, an exciting whirlwind of life and action, people and places. But we’re very fortunate that both of our London hotels, The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane, are positioned right on the edge of the gloriously enormous Hyde Park. This is the largest of London’s four Royal Parks and covers 350 acres of open grassland and tree-lined avenues. It’s open from early morning until midnight, so a stroll away from the crowds is possible whenever you may choose.
Coworth Park is a 240-acre playground of woodlands and fields, providing a welcome breath of fresh air for the whole family.
At our country house that rewrites the rules, Coworth Park is all about space. Apart from the hotel team you’re much more likely to see a horse or a duck than another person.
This famous waterway, flowing right through Paris, offers fabulous views, particularly at sunset, and wonderful strolls along the edge of the water, away from the busy streets of this beautiful city.
The elegant, landscaped estate of Hotel Bel-Air is famous for its protective culture, ushered away from the usual clamour of Hollywood. This is a place of quiet grace and leafy gardens, perfectly hidden away from the crowds and surrounded by nature.
And, similarly, The Beverly Hills Hotel is set within twelve fragrant acres of tropical gardens and exotic flowers. Walking through these provides a serenity not normally associated with the star-studded world of Beverly Hills!
For such a busy city, Milan is home to a surprisingly large variety of tranquil gardens within walking distance of Hotel Principe di Savoia. These are the best way to escape the crowds and enjoy our special Milanese sunshine. Two of the largest gardens in Milan are Parco Sempione, which is often compared to New York’s Central Park! The enormous 95-acres of greenery offers enough space to lose a whole day in exploration. And, even closer to the hotel, awaits Milan’s second largest green space, Giardini Indro Montanelli. This elegant and historic garden was the first to be created in the city and offers something for everyone from shaded trails to sunny walks, or just lying down and enjoying the fresh air.
Hotel Eden, in Rome, is famous for its enviable lofty position, high above the city and with views over the splendid Borghese Gardens – which offer a wonderfully local place of serenity. Also, close to Villa Borghese, the 16th century Villa Medici and its gardens reflect the classic landscaping style of its larger neighbour.
But in a city of elegant villas, extraordinary gardens abound. Our other favourites for some peace and a healthy dose of greenery are the 12-hectare park of Orto Botanico, and the grounds of Villa Doria Pamphilj, which holds the honour of being the largest landscaped public park in Rome.
Hotel life during lockdown
Dorchester Collection has always been devoted to making a positive difference to the communities in which our hotels operate, and we made sure to support them wherever possible during this global health crisis.