Luxury London hotel, The Goring has reopened its doors to unveil the final flourish of its major refurbishment, just in time to celebrate the hotel’s 105th birthday.
The hotel closed in January for the first time in its extensive history to undergo the final stages renovations, which saw The Goring go through a top-to-toe makeover, from the ground floor to every guest bedroom.
Jeremy Goring has closely overseen the refurbishment, with help from his designer friends David Linley, Nina Campbell, Tim Gosling and Russell Sage, which has seen the hotel transformed into a grand English country house with a dash of idiosyncratic humour, expected from The Goring.
The Front Hall and ground floor is decorated with hand-painted wallpaper, with a whimsical scene depicting an English parkland complete with exotic animals, a walrus, raj elephants and a hippo on a rock. Designer Russell Sage says: “Imagine if all the animals in London Zoo had escaped into Hyde Park… take a closer look and the scene gets curiouser and curiouser…”
Jeremy Goring says: “Sorry we had to close, but it was worth it! The whole hotel is gleaming for our 105th birthday and the new Front Hall is gorgeous. It’s what we are all about. It’s luxurious and glamorous, it recognises our past, but it’s also sophisticated and very contemporary. And most important of all, I think it will make our guests smile.”