Arriving to The Dorchester, guests will watch as a flurry of twinkly snowflakes appear on the hotel façade and, once through the famous revolving doors, they will see The Dorchester’s legendary Christmas tree standing proudly in the lobby next to a giant clock counting down to Christmas Eve.
Guests will once again be able to pen a letter to Father Christmas on bespoke stationery before having it stamped with special postage at the front desk and posting it in a traditional red post box to be magically whisked away to Father Christmas’ sorting office.
New for 2021, The Dorchester will introduce a hidden festive cinema snug showing all the much loved classic films to be enjoyed with movie snacks, comfy sofas and hot chocolate.
Festive Season at The Dorchester
The Bar at The Dorchester is a cozy corner of the hotel to enjoy winter cocktails created by an award winning team of alchemists led by cocktail legend Giuliano Morandin, who celebrates his 40th Christmas at the hotel. As well as festive cocktails, such as the Naughty or Nice mulled wine or the Snowflake Negroni, guests can enjoy winter warmers including signature hot chocolates.
The festive season will be in full swing at The Grill at The Dorchester, with seasonal menus and live music throughout Christmas and New Year. Head chef, Tom Booton, proudly presents a modern twist on traditional British dishes in this warm and welcoming space at the heart of the hotel.
Afternoon tea at The Promenade has been a part of Christmas at The Dorchester since 1931 and is always an occasion to remember, with festive-inspired menus and live music surrounded by Spruce trees. On weekends throughout the season, The Dorchester will also welcome a talented school choir, who perform traditional carols as guests enjoy festive pastries and warm scones.
Bookings can be made via The Dorchester’s Restaurant Reservations Team at restaurants.TDL@dorchestercollection.com or at 020 7629 8888.
Festive floral masterclasses
In-house designer florist Philip Hammond is in charge of the festive designs at The Dorchester and guests can experience first-hand his expertise with a Christmas floral masterclass. The classes for up to two guests are available daily at 6:30pm within The Florist at The Dorchester boutique and are priced at $175 per person conducted by Philip or one of the expert floristry team. The masterclasses include The Dorchester Wreath Masterclass, accompanied by a welcome glass of Champagne and all flowers and materials needed to make the festive wreath.
A Festive Stay at The Dorchester
This year’s ‘Christmas at The Dorchester’ experience includes accommodations for two guests, for three nights, checking in on Christmas Eve with a welcoming festive afternoon tea in The Promenade with a glass of Champagne. Christmas day begins with an English breakfast taken either in room or The Promenade before Father Christmas drops by after a very busy night to hand out yet more presents.
Christmas Day lunch will be served in The Gold & Silver Room, where The Dorchester’s talented chefs will be laying on a feast featuring all the all the much-loved traditional touches. After lunch, there is entertainment for children provided by Sharky & George, affording parents some well-deserved time to themselves to relax.
Guests also have the option to enjoy Christmas Day Lunch in the three Michelin starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, where executive chef Jean-Philippe Blondet will present a contemporary reinterpretation of holiday cuisine with a six-course menu, including wine pairings.
Package rates start from $2,705 per room, per night, and includes accommodation for two, to find out more visit: https://www.dorchestercollection.com/en/offers/the-dorchester/christmas-at-the-dorchester/
To book a reservation, telephone The Dorchester at +44 (0)20 7317 6530 or e-mail