The Royal Suite at The Goring is one London’s most prestigious suites and the most requested room at this iconic family owned and run London Hotel.

As the only hotel in the in the world awarded with a Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth, The Goring has welcomed Royal guests ever since it first opened its doors. The Coronations of George VI and our present Queen saw the hotel filled with foreign royalty attending these great occasions. In 2011 The Duchess of Cambridge famously stayed at the hotel the night prior to her wedding, leaving for Westminster Abbey on the morning of the 29th April. Receiving the Royal Warrant from The Queen marks the high point of these long associations.

In 2010 Jeremy Goring, the great grandson of founder Otto Goring commissioned the Royal Suite to mark the centenary of his family’s hotel that year.

Created by interior designer Russell Sage, this elegant spacious two-bedroom and two reception room suites, runs the entire length of the top floor of the Belgravia hotel. Furnished with the finest hand-crafted bespoke pieces, each room has large French windows opening onto a large private balcony overlooking The Goring’s private garden and London rooftops beyond.

The main objective Russell had was to create a space that felt homely whilst being bathed in glamour. In order to achieve this, he commissioned a number of silks to be rewoven by The Gainsborough Silk Company (the great English silk maker located in Suffolk). These include two powder blue silks, a gentle champagne pink, a rich red stripe and a dusky green silk originally woven in 1910 for the First-Class Dining Room of the Titanic. The fabrics are opulent, yet they cosset the guest in an amazingly comforting manner.

The other major strand of the design strategy was to fill the space with a truly unique collection of antiques gathered from around Britain. In the Dining Room a magnificent array of Georgian decanters and engraved glasses sit either side of the large campaign style desk. Beautiful wooden tea caddies are to be found in all the rooms as well as a number of antique books, clocks, silver and prints. In the Drawing Room itself a set of 19th century green Nailsea Glass paperweights are displayed in two magnificent campaign style cabinets especially commissioned for this space.

 The most astonishing feature has to be a near life-size portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria which sits in the walk-in shower of the master bathroom – protected by aircraft safety glass, of course.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge re-opened the privately-owned London hotel on 2nd March 2015, following the completion of a major refurbishment by four top British interior designers including Sage. The event also marked The Goring’s 105th birthday and the arrival of a fleet of footmen at the hotel.

Royal Suite guests have the pleasure of their own dedicated footman smartly attired in their scarlet tailcoats and immaculate gold-trimmed waistcoats.

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