45 Park Lane The Dorchester Collection Hotel, Mayfair accommodation building project design

45 Park Lane Hotel Mayfair

The Dorchester Collection London design by The Office of Thierry W. Despont / Paul Davis + Partners

post updated 17 August 2023

Thierry W Despont (1948-2023)

We share the news of the sudden passing of Thierry W Despont (1948-2023) at his home in Southampton NY on Sunday, August 13th, 2023.

Thierry was a brilliant architect, designer and artist. He worked on designs for 45 Park Lane with British architects practice Paul Davis + Partners.

Thierry W Despont

18 Dec 2019 – new info & photos ; 20 Jun 2012

Paul Davis + Partners collaborates with The Office of Thierry W. Despont to create a modern classic at 45 Park Lane

Design: The Office of Thierry W. Despont / Paul Davis + Partners

45 Park Lane Hotel London

Photos by Adam Parker

45 Park Lane London

Address: 45 Park Lane, London W1K 1PN, England, UK

Phone: 020 7493 4545

The Dorchester Collection’s 45 Park Lane hotel in Mayfair has opened following the conversion and extension of the former Playboy Club, designed by New York practice The Office of Thierry W. Despont, working with London architects Paul Davis + Partners.

45 Park Lane Hotel, The Dorchester Collection London

The designer and architect have transformed the building’s exterior which dramatically change and lighten the existing structure whilst greatly improving thermal performance by means of a new external fin system designed to create solar shading.

45 Park Lane Hotel, The Dorchester Collection London interior

To comply with Westminster Council’s request to include public artwork, the Hyde Park elevation features a large full height artwork of undulating burnished metal panels stretching from the first to eighth floors. A contemporary take on the art deco style, reminiscent of the Dorchester next door, aimed at a much younger contemporary clientele.

45 Park Lane Hotel, The Dorchester Collection London

The hotel comprises 5,859sqm over eleven levels with 45 luxury rooms and suites, also a penthouse, all have views Hyde Park.

45 Park Lane Hotel Mayfair interior

The challenge of the project was to explore solutions that could turn a 1960’s building into a sustainable project for the 21st Century. The scheme has benefited from pioneering fire strategy solutions. It’s the first hotel in London with a single internal staircase, maximizing the available space to allow for a maximum amount of rooms and a double height restaurant and bar.

The Dorchester Collection bar Mayfair

45 Park Lane Hotel London – Building Information

Project team Client: Dorchester Collection
Architect: The Office of Thierry Despont/ Paul Davis + Partners
Project Manager: Buro Four
Contractor: Kier London
Services Engineer: WSP
M&E engineers: Wallace Whittle
Quantity Surveyor: Boyden LLP/Edge Consult

45 Park Lane Hotel
photo © Adrian Welch

45 Park Lane Hotel London images / information from Paul Davis + Partners Architects, UK

Paul Davis + Partners

45 Park Lane – Mayair Hotel : background information
45 Park Lane
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Location: 45 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom

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