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Police probe ‘unexplained’ death at Dorchester Hotel

The Dorchester Hotel, London. Uploaded by Oxyman. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

The Dorchester Hotel, London. Uploaded by Oxyman. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

Officers from Westminster are investigating the ‘unexplained’ death of a man at luxury Mayfair hotel The Dorchester.

Police were called to the five star hotel on Friday after reports a man in his forties was unresponsive in one of the rooms.

Ambulance crews arrived but the man, reported to be an Arab tourist, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Dorchester Hotel in London's Park Lane area. Image: Google Satellite.

The Dorchester Hotel in London’s Park Lane area. Image: Google Satellite.

His next of kin have been informed.

Two men were arrested in connection with the incident but have since been bailed to a date in June, pending further enquiries.

They were both known to the deceased.

The initial post-mortem has proved inconclusive and further toxicology tests have been ordered.

This may take up to two months.

The Dorchester is described on its website as ‘one of the world’s most iconic hotels, The Dorchester is quite simply the place to be in London’.

Screenshot of suites available at The Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair. Image: http://www.dorchestercollection.com/

Screenshot of suites available at The Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair. Image: http://www.dorchestercollection.com/

A spokeswoman for the Dorchester Hotel said:

With regret we can confirm the death of a guest at the hotel on Friday May 1.

We are unable to provide any further details at this time as the matter is in the hands of the police.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased.

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