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Dorchester Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5073 / 51°30'26"N

Longitude: -0.1525 / 0°9'8"W

OS Eastings: 528314

OS Northings: 180330

OS Grid: TQ283803

Mapcode National: GBR 9F.YT

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.9CQT

Plus Code: 9C3XGR4X+W2

Entry Name: Dorchester Hotel

Listing Date: 16 January 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225963

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423006

Location: Westminster, London, W1K

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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79/33 (east side)
16.1.81 Dorchester Hotel
"Grand" hotel. 1930, the structural frame by Sir Owen Williams but
the elevations by Curtis Green. Monumental hotel building faced in
"art" stone. Modernistic rather than International Modern with small
scale restrained use of "jazzy" decorative motifs derived from the
1925 Paris Exhibition. Principally of 10 storeys with stepped back
terraced attics. Concave entrance facade to south of 5 bays and long
Park Lane return with recessed range above ground floor and 3 bay end
blocks. Concave angles to corners with 6-storey bronze and glass
oriels; "bronze" finished casements. The "jazzy" waved or zigzag
patterns are used for the shallow between-storey and parapet friezes.
The entrance facade has continuous balconies across 3rd and 7th
floors. Apart from some original motifs in the entrance hall and
reception the interiors have been redecorated in the late C.20. An
innovatory feature of the structural design is the use of seaweed
sound insulation in the floors and partitions.

Listing NGR: TQ2831480330

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