Dorchester Collection refers to a state of the art luxury hotel operator that is owned by an investment company in the branch of Brunei Finance Ministry called Brunei Investment Agency. The investment agency runs hotels that are so luxurious they attract all sorts of well-to-do people including celebrities, royalty and business moguls. Dorchester Collection was established in 2006 and has been proving accommodation and conference facilities for nearly a decade in what has remained an extremely great standard all through.
The company runs and manages renowned luxury hotels in the USA and Europe. It has been on the forefront of maintaining and offering the best services to its clients that has seen it excel well over the years. As a show of commitment to quality service delivery, the company has built its reputation around their vision and passion in innovation and excellence when conducting their services.
Dorchester Collection’s management has stressed their enthusiasm in expansion of their company. They plan to have 15 hotels under their management by 2015. The company’s top management, mr. Christopher Cowdray, says the plan is with reach for a company that has been working hard and achieving results when it seemed impossible. He added the planned expansion will only be achieved through focus to the company’s goals and vision. By 2012, the company was managing nine hotels owning eight of them with the only exception the one in Geneva Switzerland.
As part of the plans, the hotel plans to buy more hotels and also help other hotel owners manage their businesses. Its hotels are very well situated in areas served adequately by access infrastructure and also ample surroundings. Every hotel under Dorchester Collection is highly influenced by the local culture and embraces the society’s values. The characteristic has seen it become a popular venture with the locals who feel it as part of their daily lives.
Back in 2011, the company decided to off-load one of its hotels located in New York, the New York Palace Hotel, in sale agreement with another American Investment company called Northwood. The New York Palace Hotel was one of its three hotels located in the USA and was a massive facility featuring 899 rooms. The sale was followed by purchase of another great hotel located in London. Furthermore, the company has plans to expand its existence in major global cities including Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Washington, D.C, Doha, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.
Amongst its most iconic hotels are the Bel-Air hotel in Los Angeles, the Meurice and Plaza Athenee found in Paris and the Beverly Hills hotel.