La Cour Jardin at Hotel Plaza Athénée

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On a balmy June lunchtime Rachel and I made our way to the iconic Hotel Plaza Athénée, a Royal Palace Hotel and part of the Dorchester Collection of Luxury Hotels. Located off the Champs-Élysées the signature red awnings on the exterior signify the location of this charming hotel. After checking in our shopping bags at the... Read more »

Le Meurice Hotel

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The history of Le Meurice hotel is a long and illustrious one. It began in 1771 in Calais, where upper-class British travellers on their way to Paris would arrive after crossing the Straits of Dover. There, an enterprising regional postmaster, Charles-Augustin Meurice (1739-1820), welcomed them to French shores, putting them up in his Calais coaching... Read more »

The Dorchester Spa

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If I gave you diamonds and pearls, would you be a happy boy or a girl?  Well yes actually, and at The Dorchester Spa there is no need to choose for one can have both. After a hearty breakfast at neighboring CUT at 45 Park Lane with the charming Jonty I found myself in the... Read more »

CUT at 45 Park Lane

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I could not believe my Puck, not only was I having breakfast with the effervescent Jonty but I was having breakfast at CUT at 45 Park Lane. The Dorchester Collection’s ninth hotel, it opened on 1st September 2011 with Wolfgang Puck’s first venture in Europe. CUT at 45 Park Lane, a modern American steak restaurant... Read more »

Dorchester’s Chelsea Flower Show Tea

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This May, visitors of The Dorchester can indulge in the ‘Rosé Garden Afternoon Tea’ to celebrate Laurent-Perrier’s 14th consecutive show garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the champagne house's bicentenary birthday.  Guests will be rewarded with a multi-sensory feast of delicious cakes, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, floral arrangements by award-winning garden designer, Arne Maynard,... Read more »