General Manager of The Dorchester
" Undeniably British, impeccably stylish, The Dorchester will always be the destination for those who make the world turn "
Maître Hôtelier Luca Virgilio became General Manager of The Dorchester in January 2022.
As well as overseeing operations and strategies for the iconic 250-bedroom hotel on Park Lane, from the outset a significant element of his responsibilities has been the management of a comprehensive renovation of The Dorchester, a programme which commenced in February 2022.
Italian-born Luca joined the hotel from the Hotel Eden in Rome (also a Dorchester Collection* establishment) where he was General Manager since 2014. During this time he oversaw the refurbishment of the hotel which led to it arguably becoming Rome's most luxurious hotel.
Luca is a graduate of one of the world’s leading hospitality schools, namely Les Roches in Bluche, Switzerland. His career has seen him in management roles in Switzerland, Monte-Carlo, Rome and London, amassing many accolades for the hotels under his direction. In 2021, Luca himself received recognition as Best Italian Hotelier.
Enthusing about The Dorchester, General Manager Luca said, “Our remarkable hotel stays true to its rich heritage whilst celebrating what matters today. As we embark on a new chapter, we look forward to welcoming our guests to the place where they truly belong.”
Undeniably British, impeccably stylish, The Dorchester will always be the destination for those who make the world turn. By the way, the name dates from 1792 when the Earl of Dorchester bought a house on the exact spot where the hotel now stands. His house became known as ‘Dorchester House’, which explains from where The Dorchester got its name when opening in 1931.
The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has a long-standing relationship with The Dorchester given not only events held there by the Bailliage of Great Britain, but also for the traditional hosting of the November meeting of the Conseil d’Administration.
53 Park Lane
London. W1K 1QA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7629 8888
* The Dorchester Collection
The Dorchester Collection is the successor to the Dorchester Group, originally established in 1996 to manage a portfolio of some of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA. The launch of Dorchester Collection in 2006 signalled a change to the strategic goals of the company. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the world’s great individual hotels, the company’s vision is to become the ultimate hotel management company, with a passion for excellence and innovation, honouring the individuality and heritage of its iconic hotels.