Check-in for a long weekend of luxury at one of the world’s most iconic hotels.
For our London Fashion Week interview and photoshoot with Leonie Hanne, founder of OhhCouture.com and one of Instagram’s most enviable and inspiring fashion accounts, team Marie Claire was generously hosted by the iconic The Dorchester Hotel. Fashion photographer Kyle Galvin photographed Leonie within the luxurious Mayfair Suite – one of the hotels most beloved rooms.
Photo Credit: Kyle Galvin
Nestled into the east corner of Hyde Park, from the minute I arrived at The Dorchester I felt myself relax. Despite being at the hotel for work the team and I all shared how welcomed and calm we felt there. The incredible concierge team assisted and coordinated everything with ease and the kind of knowledge, you knew you would be able to call upon, to assist you with everything from securing a last minute theatre booking to a private gallery viewing.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Dorchester:
Favoured by royalty and Hollywood’s A-list, The Dorchester has hosted numerous state banquets and legendary parties. Steeped in London’s history and a destination in itself the iconic five star hotel is grade-II listed. With 250 rooms and three penthouse suites to choose from, a luxurious spa and 3 Michelin starred Alain Ducasse restaurant to indulge in there’s never been a better time to treat yourself (and a loved one) to a weekend getaway.
From Deluxe Queen Rooms to palatial suites (overlooking their historic namesake The Mayfair Suites are available from £1,7650) and extraordinary penthouse suites (The Harlequin’s clean lines, colour pops and clever use of glass provide glamour and celebrity intrigue) each feature handmade Vispring beds, combining the finest materials (with individually pocketed springs) to ensure you have a great night’s sleep in ultimate comfort. Ideal for a suite escape.
115 of the 250 rooms have views across to Hyde Park. Adorned in an eclectic mix of opulent, chintzy decor with traditional features celebrated by decadent palettes. Comfort levels are high with the gorgeous marble and chrome bathrooms a real highlight – the deep baths are considered among the best in London.
Since The Dorchester’s grand opening in 1931 the Afternoon Tea at The Promenade has been part of the heart of the hotel. Hosted in the drawing room of the Mayfair it’s a decadent experience full of tradition, indulgence and the hotels delicious cakes. Ideal for a celebration of a loved one, generations have fallen in love with the grandeur and indulgence – it’s the true definition of a day well spent in London that you’ll always remember.
With The Grill at The Dorchester relaunched in November of last year under one of London’s finest young chefs, Tom Booton leading his personal (and coveted) interpretation of modern-day British grill with signature dishes from homemade stout bread to prawn Scotch eggs and lobster thermidor tart. The delicious ‘Pudding Bar’ a firm favourite amongst guests for a truly indulgent experience you can reserve a spot for two (click here) to enjoy a final course of delectable desserts in new surroundings at the countertop with the opportunity to interact with Tom and his chefs as they create your pudding in front of you.
A glamorous art deco pampering destination, you’re likely to have seen the luxurious setting of The Dorchester Spa on your Instagram feed. Offering a wide range of treatments from award-winning international facialist Adeela Crown’s high-performance facials, available only at The Dorchester Spa, to champagne manicures.
The Dorchester Rose:
Seven years in the making, the entire hotel was transformed to celebrate the arrival of ‘The Dorchester Rose’ and the opening of ‘Florist at The Dorchester’. Internationally renowned for his floral arrangements which adorn the hotel florist Philip Hammond showcases the new variety of rose in the most spectacular displays.
Designed to complement the interior tones of The Dorchester the shape and hue of the pale blush rose is entirely unique, with the pink tones developing as the rose opens. With the rose set to be celebrated throughout the year – Philip estimates that around 50,000 stems will be used to create displays. in the public areas, rooms and suites.
Visit the boutique ‘Florist at The Dorchester’ to shop signature and bespoke arrangements.
You can book via The Dorchester site, with a Deluxe Queen Room rate starting at £463 a night.
53 Park Lane
020 7629 8888