The Dorchester in London has unveiled 22 new suites designed by Alexandra Champalimaud.
The suites’ décor is very English, says Champalimaud, while being more modern and lighter.
The hotel’s 14 Dorchester Suites feature large marble lobbies, living rooms with open fireplaces lit by opaque crystal logs, dining rooms that can seat up to 8 guests, and three bedrooms with views of Hyde Park that can be connected as one suite.
In addition to signed prints by the Prince of Wales, Dorchester Suites feature Versailles panel flooring, amber-topped side tables, and bespoke bedroom carpeting inspired by an antique mirror in The Dorchester.
The property’s eight Park Suites have a new, lighter design with oak plank flooring in the living rooms, chimneypieces with bronzed flame sculptures, original artwork by Derek Rangecroft, a bronzed lamp pressed from a single piece of coral, and antique chairs in the bedrooms. The mini-bar features verre églomisé, which has been gilded on the reverse side. Alexandra Champalimaud’s daughter-in-law, Sandrine Champalimaud, fashioned the embroidery on the bed linens.
The suite bathrooms have been remodeled with separate shower stalls and bathtubs.
Alexandra Champalimaud speaks more about the designs and her inspiration in this video: