Le Richemond hotel in Lake Geneva is to join the Dorchester Collection next month. The 109-room property will enter a third-party management contract on 1 August and will have its restaurant, bar and suites refurbished. The hotel will remain open during the works. “We set out our vision to grow our portfolio of luxury hotels and to seek management agreements, so this being our first third-party management agreement is an exciting strategic addition,” said Christopher Cowdray, CEO of the Dorchester Collection. Its COO Francois Delahaye will oversee the hotel’s transition into a Dorchester property. Le Richemond will be the group’s eighth hotel and will be joined by a London hotel in September and the Hotel Bel-Air in October. Dorchester is also due to hand over The New York Palace to Northwood Investors on 12 July as it had too many rooms for the hotel brand.