Situated beside the Grade I Listed church of St Botolph without Aldgate, Dorsett City London is the second property from Dorsett Hospitality International.
Dexter Moren Associates (DMA) was selected to deliver the project due to their experience and expertise in the hospitality sector, as well as their innate understanding of hotel servicing and management.
Using the original McBains Cooper design, DMA replanned the hotel’s interior layout obtaining a Section73 consent in 2016. DMA went on to achieve planning permission for the spectacular roof bar extension whilst delivering the hotel on site.
The scheme retained guest facilities, including fitness suite, executive lounge and meeting rooms, and reduced the number of keys from 275 to 267. A second restaurant was added along with the dazzling roof top Jin Bo Law Skybar, which offers an intriguing selection of Asian inspired cocktails along with the amazing views across the city.
Using their understanding of hotel servicing and management, DMA’s architects helped realise the outstanding front-of-house service required in a hotel of Dorsett City’s quality and size.
The plan implemented workable and well-designed back-of-house solutions, such as relocating the refuse store from the basement to ground level, introducing a full building height service lift, considering administration and staff areas and helping coordinate staff circulation.
The DMA team also considered public access and relocated all front-of-house services between the ground and first floors for ease of access and servicing.
“Despite being a challenging build, the end result is a stylish contemporary hotel that works as smoothly behind the scenes as it performs seamlessly for the clients who enjoy its amenities,” comments Paul Wells, Associate at Dexter Moren Associates.