NEW SKYBAR COMPLETES DEXTER MOREN ASSOCIATES’ ELEGANT ALDGATE HOTEL
With stunning views of some of London’s most iconic buildings, the Jin Bo Law Skybar is now open at Dorsett City London in Aldgate – Dorsett Hospitality International’s c£36 million, new build four star hotel.
Using the original McBains Cooper design, Dexter Moren Associates (DMA) re-envisaged the hotel’s interior layout in 2016 and 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.
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.
Paul Wells, Associate at Dexter Moren Associates siad: “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.”
Renzo Cheung, Dorsett Hospitality International added: “We sought Dexter Moren Associates for our Dorsett City London because of their experience and expertise in the hospitality sector. The result of their practical mastery of back and front of house has delivered an elegant and practical new addition to the Dorsett Hospitality International’s portfolio.”
The 13-storey, 267 key Dorsett City London Aldgate boasts contemporary architecture and design, alongside two restaurants, 24 hour gym, four meeting rooms and a newly opened destination rooftop terrace bar with a panoramic view of London’s most iconic skyline. Dorsett City London in Aldgate is Dorsett Hospitality International’s second hotel in the UK, following on from the highly successful Dorsett Shepherds Bush.