Goring Hotel

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The Goring Hotel
Goring Hotel logo.jpg
General information
Location London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°29′50.96″N 0°8′44.16″W / 51.4974889°N 0.1456000°W / 51.4974889; -0.1456000
Opening 2 March 1910
Other information
Number of rooms 71[1]
Website
http://www.thegoring.com/

The Goring Hotel /ˈɡɔərɪŋ/ is a luxury 5-star hotel in London, England. It is located near Buckingham Palace.

History[edit]

The Goring Hotel was opened by Otto Richard Goring on 2 March 1910 and professed to be the first hotel in the world in which every room had a private bathroom and central heating.[2][3] In 1914, The Goring became the command centre for the Chief of Allied Forces, and contact with President Woodrow Wilson during World War I was made from this hotel. In 1919, Lady Randolph Churchill, the mother of Winston Churchill, moved into The Goring Hotel. During World War II, Fox Film stayed at the hotel.

The hotel is the only remaining hotel in London that is still owned and run by the family that built it.[4] The Queen Mother was a regular at The Goring and it was the location for her last public appearance.[5]

In 2011 Catherine Middleton and her family were based at the hotel for the days surrounding her wedding to Prince William.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goring Hotel information sheet
  2. ^ Boynton, Graham (27 February 2010). "The Goring: 100th anniversary for the Queen Mother's favourite hotel". Telegraph (London). Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  3. ^ History of Goring
  4. ^ Boynton, Graham (27 February 2010). "The Goring: 100th anniversary for the Queen Mother's favourite hotel". London: The Telepgraph. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Jim, McBeth (5 September 2011). "How does one like one's eggs?". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Goring Hotel Royal Wedding". The Handbook. January 23, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 51°29′51″N 0°08′44″W / 51.49749°N 0.1456°W / 51.49749; -0.1456