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A Quick Overview of The Dorchester
The Dorchester is a five-star luxury hotel on Park Lane and Deanery Street, London, to the east of Hyde Park. It is one of the world's most prestigious and expensive hotels. The Dorchester opened on 18 April 1931, and still retains its 1930s furnishings and ambiance despite being modernised.
- Throughout its history the hotel has been closely associated with the rich and famous.
- During the 1930s it became known as a haunt of numerous writers and artists such as poet Cecil Day-Lewis, novelist Somerset Maugham, and the painter Sir Alfred Munnings.
- It held prestigious literary gatherings, notably the "Foyles Literary Luncheons", an event the hotel still hosts today.