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Trio-win for Dorchester Collection’s UK Hotels in Wine Spectator’s 2012 Restaurant Wine List Awards

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August 2, 2012

Trio-win for Dorchester Collection’s UK Hotels in Wine Spectator’s 2012 Restaurant Wine List Awards

Three restaurants within Dorchester Collection?s UK properties, The Dorchester, Coworth Park in Ascot and London?s latest, 45 Park Lane, have been acknowledged within Wine Spectator?s 2012 Restaurant Wine List Awards for their notable lists. Wine Spectator?s esteemed awards programme honours 3,795 restaurants every year, across more than 70 countries, for their top-quality wine lists.

The fine-dining Restaurant Coworth Park and Wolfgang Puck?s modern American steak restaurant, CUT at 45 Park Lane, received ?Best of Award of Excellence? and the classically British, Grill at The Dorchester was honoured an ?Award of Excellence?. This is the second year that The Grill and Restaurant Coworth Park have been included, with the latter excelling from ?Award of Excellence? in 2011 to ?Best of Award of Excellence? in 2012.

Opening together with the hotel in September 2011, CUT at 45 Park Lane?s wine list is overseen by sommelier, Vanessa Cinti, and includes an emphasis on American wine, showcasing some of the country?s finest producers alongside a strong cross-section of wines from around the globe including new and old world selections. Having worked in America for almost ten years, Vanessa has been with Wolfgang Puck since 2006 and was most recently wine director at his Spago restaurant in The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.

Vanessa Cinti commented: ?We are thrilled to have CUT at 45 Park Lane included within Wine Spectator?s annual restaurant wine list awards and honoured to have been recognised within our first year of operation.?

Editor?s Notes

The Dorchester

The Dorchester is situated in the heart of London?s Mayfair on Park Lane, with rooms and suites affording expansive views of Hyde Park. The Dorchester Spa reopened in May 2009 after a multimillion transformation to offer indulgent pampering in a glamorous art deco setting. A wide range of dining is available to guests in The Promenade, The Bar and The Grill. China Tang offers traditional Cantonese cuisine, while three Michelin star Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is one of London?s finest contemporary French dining experiences.

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Coworth Park

Coworth Park is a 70-room luxury country house hotel and spa set in 240 acres of picturesque Berkshire parkland just 45 minutes from central London and 20 minutes from Heathrow airport. Its location, unrivalled in the UK for the ease and convenience of its transport links, is also enhanced by its own helipad. The estate includes an eco-luxury Spa with indoor pool and three restaurants including the Spatisserie, relaxed dining in The Barn and fine-dining in the Mansion House. The only UK hotel to feature its own polo fields as well as an exceptional equestrian centre, current facilities include stabling for 30 horses together with self-contained accommodation for grooms and a full programme of polo tournaments.

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45 Park Lane

Dorchester Collection?s ninth hotel 45 Park Lane opened on 1st September 2011 with Wolfgang Puck?s first venture in Europe, CUT at 45 Park Lane. Throughout the intimate-sized hotel, luxurious and contemporary interiors by New York based designer, Thierry Despont, provide a club-like feel offering international guests a smart, central environment from which to enjoy London. Each of the spacious 45 rooms and suites offer views of Hyde Park, as does a spectacular Penthouse Suite with wrap around terrace offering panoramic views across London. A striking central staircase leads to a mezzanine featuring Bar 45 and a resident?s Library.

Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group

The Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group specialises in operating high-end, innovative restaurant concepts known for its proven formula of exceptional and consistent cuisine, service, management and design. The award-winning restaurants of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group include Spago (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Maui and Beaver Creek); the critically acclaimed CUT (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Singapore and now London); Chinois (Santa Monica); Postrio Bar & Grill (Las Vegas); Trattoria del Lupo (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas and Los Angeles); Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck American Grille (Atlantic City); Wolfgang Puck Grille (Detroit); The Source by Wolfgang Puck (Washington, DC); Five Sixty (Dallas, TX) and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck (Los Angeles). Wolfgang Puck continues his ties with Dorchester Collection with the restaurant, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, the iconic property which reopened its doors in October 2011 after a two-year refurbishment. Wolfgang and the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group oversee all of the property?s food and beverage operations, and the culinary concept focuses on modern California cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences.

Dorchester Collection

Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world?s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company?s mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.

The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group): The Dorchester, London; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; Le Meurice, Paris; H?tel Plaza Ath?n?e, Paris; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; Coworth Park, Ascot, UK; 45 Park Lane, London; and Le Richemond, Geneva.

Source: Dorchester Collection

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