Power List 2016: Industry Titans sponsored by Frima UK – Jeremy Goring

Jeremy Goring

The Goring in London became the most famous hotel in the world in 2011, when a soon-to-be princess chose to spend her last night within its four walls before she married her prince. During this time in the bright glare of the media spotlight, it was Jeremy Goring who was responsible for making sure the event went without a single hitch.

It probably marked one of the key moments in Jeremy’s career, since taking over the running of The Goring, over a decade ago in 2005. He already had a strong legacy to live up to, but took it all in his stride and has evolved the hotel carefully and tastefully, all the while staying true to the firm groundings of providing five-star hospitality the business was built on.

He has led The Goring through its most innovative and exciting period in its extensive 100-year history, making it London’s last remaining family-owned luxury hotel. He elevated the hotel to five-star status following a substantial investment and refurbishment of some of its bedrooms and suites, which helped the hotel to be awarded a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty The Queen; the only hotel ever receive such accreditation.

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Jeremy was also instrumental to the hotel’s most recent refurbishment, which saw The Goring close its doors for three months in 2015, the first time in its 105-year history, to undergo the extensive makeover. The changes saw the hotel transformed into a grand English country house with ‘a dash of idiosyncratic humour’ that has come to be expected from The Goring.

At the time Jeremy said: “It’s what we are all about. It’s luxurious and glamorous, it recognises our past, but it’s also sophisticated and very contemporary.”

Alongside overseeing updates to the hotel’s interiors, under Jeremy’s leadership The Goring was awarded its first Michelin star and Jeremy himself was awarded the title of Independent Hotelier of the Year in 2012.



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