Imagine lounging in exotic luxury complete with exquisite fine dining, indulgent spa treatments and service with a smile at your beckoning call, for a boarding experience like no other, and you share Christopher Cowdray’s, CEO of Dorchester Collection, vision. Under his guidance, the award winning international hotel manager and his team have created the ultimate hotel management company, consisting of 10 hotels in the Americas and Europe. The infamous Dorchester Collection is highly esteemed in both the hotel and travel industry.
The Dorchester collection is coined as the most beautiful collection of luxury hotels in the world. This prestigious, world renowned collection includes The Beverly Hills Hotel, Hotel Bel-Air, Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, Hotel Eden in Rome, The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane in London and Le Meurice and Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris. The Dorchester Collection boasts a refined atmosphere of fine dining derived from native cuisine and exceptional spa services with top-notch providers like La Prarie and Dior as well as a strong attention to detail and authentic flair. Each hotel is uniquely designed so that the personality of each individual structure promotes the energy of the city in which it is located.
Dorchester Collection consistently ranks on Elite Travelers 101 Top Suites list and has earned multiple awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Hospitality Awards, a prestigious honor awarded by a panel of esteemed judges from the hospitality sector, for service to the hotel community and their body of work. When it comes to success, Christopher Cowdray credits his team’s devotion to providing exquisite service, which includes a highly trained staff, personalized service, customer recognition and modern technology, along with an innate ability to blend textures, styles and decor into one luxurious environment.
Christopher Cowdray is a graduate of the Columbia Business School Executive Program, and has been the general manager of The Dorchester Collection since 2007. His extensive background in international hotel management stems from his life in Zimbabwe as well as over 25 years experience managing international luxury hotels across various continents including Asia, Africa, Australia, London and the Middle East. His multicultural background has given him the privilege of understanding the impact that differences have when doing business around the world, which gives him an edge over the competition.
Today, Mr. Cowdray continues to manage Dorchester Collection and is also the honorary Professor at Thames Valley University, fellow of The Hotel Catering Institute Management Association, Master inholder, and past Chairman of the British Hospitality Association.