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The Dorchester Collection: The Height of Luxury

The Dorchester Collection is a collection of luxury hotels that are operated by the Brunei Investment Agency. There are ten hotels within the collection and all ten have been rated as five star luxury hotels. The Dorchester Collection hotels are located throughout the world in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, and Switzerland. Each hotel in the Dorchester Collection are unique, and offer their guests an experience like no other. Each property in the Dorchester Collection retains their charm, character, and elegance.

The Dorchester Collection technically began in 1987 when the Sultan of Brunei purchased the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Dorchester Hotel. In 1991, the Sultan of Brunei transferred ownership of the two properties to the Brunei Investment Agency who still are in charge of the Dorchester Collection today.

The Dorchester Collection currently manages and owns ten luxury hotels. The Dorchester in London, England was the first property purchased. Since then, the Dorchester Collection has purchased nine other hotels. The properties under the Dorchester Collection include: The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, 45 Park Lane in London, England, Coworth Park in Ascot, Berkshire, England, Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California, Le Meurice in Paris France, The Plaza Athénée also located in Paris, France, Le Richemond in Geneva, Switzerland, Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, Italy, and the Hotel Eden which is located in Rome, Italy. Le Richemond in Geneva holds the distinction of being the oldest hotel in Geneva.

Not only are the hotels in the Dorchester Collection known for their charm and character, the properties are also known for their outstanding amenities. Several restaurants within the hotels are run by Alain Ducasse, a French chef. And in fact, the restaurant within the Dorchester Hotel is one of four places located in the United Kingdom that holds a rating of three Michelin stars. The spas in the hotels run by the Dorchester Collection are known for their luxurious treatments.

Each hotel is unique from the last so each property in the Dorchester Collections offers a different, yet still top-notch, experience. The properties are unique in their designs and historical values. To get a true experience of luxury in a Dorchester Collection property, one must stay as a guest. However, if you are like me and can’t afford it, you can watch it on the Dorchester Collection YouTube.

Pass through the doors of a Dorchester Collection hotel and you’ll experience something truly special. You’ll sense it in the way you are greeted; see it in the iconic elegance; discover it in the service and enjoy it in the quirky characteristics. Most of all we trust you’ll feel it from the moment you arrive until long after you leave. Like the Dorchester on their facebook.