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October 8, 2010updated Feb 08, 2013

Dorchester Collection Opens Coworth Park

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

London, U.K. – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Coworth Park, the newest and first luxury country house hotel from Dorchester Collection, has recently opened. The 70 guestroom hotel is located next to Ascot and on the border of Windsor Great Park. Coworth Park is the only hotel in the UK to have its own polo fields and features the world’s first hotel spa to have treatments from Dr. Alkaitis. It’s also the only hotel in the UK to grow and burn willow on the estate as part of its unique initiatives to reduce energy consumption. As if that weren’t enough, Coworth Park features three restaurants overseen by Michelin-starred Chef John Campbell, which include fine and informal dining. Guests can also enjoy horseback riding in the equestrian center and special access to neighboring Wentworth Club’s champion golf courses.

Just 45 minutes from central London, the hotel stands in 240 acres of Royal Berkshire parkland. Dorchester Collection’s vision was to create the finest country house hotel in the UK with a design and décor that recognized Coworth Park’s Georgian origins yet avoided predictable country house clichés. Overall, the design approach by Fox Linton Associates is one of informal comfort and simple beauty, designed to evoke the feeling of staying in a private English country estate. The Coworth Park buildings form an elegant and understated backdrop to the sunken gardens, lime grove, surrounding meadows and polo fields on the estate. The jewel in the crown of Coworth Park’s 16 suites is The Dower House. This picturesque private house built in 1775 has its own dining room, lounge, kitchen, study, and a secluded garden with its own stream running through it; home to Coworth Park’s family of swans.

The eco-luxury Spa at Coworth Park will be the world’s first hotel spa to offer treatments by Dr. Alkaitis. Renowned for his 100% organic, paraben free ingredients and simple yet effective approach, Dr Alkaitis’s products are rich in anti-oxidants and healing enzymes. In addition, the three products currently offered to guests at The Dorchester Spa – Carol Joy London, glamorous skin and hair care specializing in anti-ageing treatments; Kerstin Florian, luxurious products infused with the earth’s rich, natural ingredients; and Aromatherapy Associates, the leading natural aromatherapy oils and treatment products – will also be available at The Spa at Coworth Park.

The hotel breaks new ground by combining a wealth of eco-credentials in both its structure and its daily operating procedures. For example, to reduce energy consumption there is a bio mass boiler within an underground Energy Center. This is fueled by burning willow which is grown on the estate, a first for a UK hotel. Additionally, cooling for the hotel is provided by a ground source water circulation system of underground pipes known as ‘slinkys’ within the hotel grounds.

www.coworthpark.com

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