Dorsett Hospitality International opens first in Europe, London. Thursday, 3rd July 2014 Source : Dorsett Hospitality International
Dorsett Hospitality International is delighted to announce the soft opening of their first hotel in the buzzing capital city of London on 24th June. Dorsett Shepherds Bush is the newest addition to the Dorsett Hospitality International portfolio, and the company’s first hotel in the United Kingdom and indeed Europe.
To the mark the soft opening in West London today, the grand hotel lobby became centre stage to a stunning performance of a traditional lion dance honouring and celebrating the opening in true Chinese tradition in homage to the company’s Chinese roots.
With their strong record of building, operating and managing 18 hotels in Asia (China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia), Dorsett Hospitality International targets key cities with high demand and growth potential.
“I am delighted to be part of this extremely exciting London hotel launch within the vibrant area of Shepherds Bush. Dorsett Shepherds Bush offers easy access to numerous facilities and activities within the local area as well as fantastic transport links to the rest of the city. Dorsett Shepherds Bush is a hotel where British charm meets Asian hospitality and we look forward to welcoming our first guests through the doors today” says Hilary Cross, General Manager of Dorsett Shepherds Bush, London.
Dorsett Shepherds Bush is set within a Grade II listed building, originally known as The Shepherds Bush Pavilion, formerly a cinema, built in 1923. Dorsett Shepherds Bush retains the buildings historic façade with added contemporary elegance within.
Under the landmark glass roof, the 7 storey hotel offers 317 Chinese inspired bedrooms designed with a light and modern feel, including 187 standard Dorsett rooms, and 24 suites combining the Dorsett Suite and the Dorsett Studio. The interior was created by Dorsett’s very own in-house design team, who are known best for providing modern, innovative and comfortable accommodation in their hotels.
When choosing from the selection of five room categories, guests enjoy complimentary high-speed internet access and docking stations in every room. The hotel has a selection of interconnecting rooms for those travelling with young children. Interior rooms have a magnificent view across the atrium which is decorated with a backlight gold façade. All guests booked in to Executive rooms or Suites can also make full use of the Executive Lounge.
The ideal facility for guests with discerning needs. The Executive Lounge is located on the hotel's ground floor exclusively for guests staying in Executive guestrooms and Suites. The Executive Lounge is equipped with enhanced amenities and services such as complimentary daily continental breakfast, complimentary wireless internet access and other selected privileges. The Executive Lounge serves as a temporary office or a relaxation point where various business facilities are available and refreshments are served for free from morning to evening.
Dorsett Shepherds Bush offers two restaurants, the first, Pictures, showcasing a contemporary brasserie style menu; complimented with a selection of handpicked Asian inspired dishes. The second restaurant at the hotel is an innovative new venture for an established restaurateur bringing a fine dining Chinese Restaurant concept to Shepherds Bush.
Pavilion Spa & Wellness
Dorsett Shepherds Bush is home to the innovative Pavilion spa, with 4 treatment rooms offering non-invasive, results driven face and body treatments, open to guests and local residents in conjunction with holistic and Chinese treatments to relax and revive. Two nail stations offering a variety of hand treatments complete the therapist services offered. In addition there is a steam room and a sauna, along with a specialist infa-red sauna, perfect for helping with sprains, strains, arthritis, and pain management. Hotel guests have complementary 24 hour access to the gym using their room card.
Business Travel and Meeting Rooms
Dorsett Shepherds Bush is fantastic for both business and leisure travellers wanting stylish and comfortable accommodation for to enjoy, relax and explore the city of London. The business traveller can make use of the business centre and complimentary Wi-Fi and all guests can enjoy the 24 hour concierge and express checkout service. Dorsett Shepherds Bush has three spacious meeting rooms, each fully equipped with the latest multimedia technology and wireless internet connectivity.
Located in the heart of vibrant Shepherds Bush in West London, in close proximity to Westfield Shopping Centre, the property is strategically located close to both Shepherds Bush over ground station and tube stations offering guests easy accessibility to Notting Hill, London’s West End and major tourist spots, and within a 30 minute drive to Heathrow airport.
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