The Dorchester

The Dorchester is one of London’s best known hotels. During a major refurbishment, Ayala was tasked with renovating the hotel’s most prestigious suites which were the subject of preservation orders due to their historic importance. In order to permit the installation of modern communications, electrical and air conditioning systems, the rooms were completely stripped. Under the watchful supervision of English Heritage, Ayala proceeded to re-create these elegant suites, using the existing materials where possible but more often recreating such items as linen-folded limed oak panels, polished pine, adzed beams, marble and limestone fireplaces and extensive decorative plaster columns and mouldings.