The Dorchester Group owns and manages a small and exclusive collection of historic grand hotels in gateway cities in Europe and North America. The five-star properties are all members of the Leading Hotels of the World consortium.
The company takes its name from the first hotel to join its line-up, the Dorchester hotel on Park Lane, London.
The group is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency, the investment arm of the Government of Brunei’s Ministry of Finance.
The Dorchester Group was initially set up to manage the agency’s portfolio of luxury hotels but has, over time, assumed formal ownership of the properties.
Total number of hotels: 5
Total number of employees: around 2,200
Number of employees at the Dorchester hotel: just under 500
The Dorchester hotel, Park Lane, Mayfair, London
250 bedrooms (including 55 suites)
General manager: Christopher Cowdray
The Beverly Hills hotel, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA
203 bedrooms and suites (including 21 bungalows)
Hôtel Meurice, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France
160 bedrooms (including 28 suites)
Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Avenue Montaigne, Paris
188 bedrooms and suites
Restaurants are overseen by multiple Michelin-star holder Alain Ducasse
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan, Italy
“The Dorchester Group’s mission is to own and manage, or manage, a small and impeccable portfolio of the finest “grand” hotels in Europe and the United States, with a commitment to preserving and maintaining the highest possible standards of service and excellence.
Its intention is to bring together, over a period of time, a select number of the world’s premier hotels, cultivating their reputations for individual character, friendly and caring staff, beautiful and comfortable accommodation with the highest quality food and service in superb locations.”
Source: company website, December 2005