Furnishings from London’s Dorchester hotel to be auctioned onsite in June
LONDON – The Dorchester, the famed luxury hotel in London, is undergoing its largest renovation project since 1989. In redesigning the hotel entrance, the Promenade, the guest rooms and suites and adding a new boutique, Pierre-Yves Rochon is creating a world where guests feel at home and is an institution in its own right, while Martin Brudnizki has revived the world-renowned bar with a touch of 1930s glamour. As the project approaches the phase that involves renovating the guest room areas, specialist hotel asset auctioneers Pro Auction have been appointed to conduct a sale of the Dorchester’s furniture and fittings. The auction will take place at the hotel during two days: Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6. The sale will commence on June 5 at 10:30 am, with more than 750 lots on offer, from desks and lamps to drapes and side tables.
The Dorchester Collection’s sustainability strategy calls for identifying opportunities for improvement and innovation while taking into account the environment as an important part of its decision-making. With the early June sale of the furniture, every piece from the existing rooms at the Dorchester will find new homes without being thrown away.
Simon Rose of Pro Auction said: “With increasing awareness of environmental impacts, there will be a growing demand for sustainable, high-quality furniture. Hotel furniture must meet more than just aesthetic and functional requirements. Sustainability, transparency, and longevity are also important considerations. Our company is dedicated to helping lead this shift in hospitality furniture, and we are delighted that the Dorchester have appointed us to lead this charge.”
The auction will be conducted live from the hotel with Internet bidding enabled.