Advertorial Feature: The Goring Hotel provided our editorial team with a press stay.
To arrive for a stay or occasion at The Goring hotel, the beloved doorman’s hand extended as he opens the taxi door, is undeniably one of the most classic pleasures to be had in London. And throughout 2022, this British enchantment and regal hospitality heightens as the town becomes main stage for one of the kingdom’s most historical royal celebrations.
Located mere steps from the gilded gates of Buckingham Palace, The Goring hotel has endured as a beloved address for the British Royal Family and London society alike since its opening in 1910. The family-owned treasure exudes Englishness in every fine stitch of detail and is the only hotel to be granted a royal warrant for hospitality services by Her Majesty The Queen. Indeed, it is true that The Goring stands its own character in royal history. The coronations of George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth saw the iconic hotel doors open to royalty from around the world as guests descended upon England for celebrations. Catherine Middleton chose the Belgravia address (and fittingly, the Royal Suite which homes a handwritten letter from Queen Victoria) to stay the night before her wedding to Prince William. This year, the famed hotel shall ring in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a melange of thoughtful coronation odes and regal festivities to honour the monarch’s extraordinary accession to the throne 70 years ago.
As of March, The Goring’s Linley-designed dining room will offer the very same menu the hotel offered guests who were resident for Her Majesty’s coronation in 1953. Each nostalgic dish is set to be a devoted culinary love letter to the crown of British ingredients, including the revered Clarence Court Hens’ eggs. In honour of Fortnum & Mason’s Jubilee Platinum Pudding winner, the reigning pudding shall also be starring on the coronation menu.
The Jubilee Afternoon Tea, arriving in April, is inspired by royal milestones and served in The Veranda overlooking The Goring’s coveted and satisfyingly secluded English garden; in summertime, one may even spot Teddy, resident Shetland pony and one of Belgravia’s more famed residents.
Londoners and town visitors can already toast to Her Majesty in The Goring’s cocktail bar and lounge, the space of which a rich aesthetic marriage of old world London and a modern English devotion to botanical dreamscapes (and a fireplace). Perhaps the Coronation Cup would be the most suitable in choice: a concoction thoughtfully swirled with Dubonnet, a favourite aperitif of both Her Majesty The Queen and the late Queen Mother.
For Londoners and visitors who truly want the proper duchess treatment this summer, the crown jewel of celebrations at The Goring is naturally the Jubilee Stay, an exquisite two-night escape themed in upmost Britishness from first doorman greeting to turndown service. A stay in the aforementioned Royal Suite (once graced by The Duchess of Cambridge) will find one with a guest cloakroom lined with the same very silk found in The Throne Room in Buckingham Palace.
We are delighted to share the sweeping regal legacy and layered British history of The Goring hotel in the second issue of The Modern Jetsetter magazine.