The Goring to close for refurbishment

By Emma Eversham

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For the first time in its 104-year history The Goring will close its doors to allow important renovation work to be carried out
For the first time in its 104-year history The Goring will close its doors to allow important renovation work to be carried out

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The Goring hotel will close its doors today (27 January) for the first time in its 104-year history to allow refurbishment work on its lobby to be completed. 

The luxury hotel in London's Belgravia will close for 25 days, re-opening on 21 February in time to celebrate its 105th anniversary. 

Four designers - Nina Campbell, Tim Gosling, David Linley and Russell Sage - have been employed to redesign the hotel's suites, bar, lounge and terrace, dining room, rooms and front hall respectively. 

While much of the work has taken place with the hotel still in operation, the decision was made to close it while the front hall is completed by Sage. 

The designer has worked with handmade wallpaper and fabric producers Fromental to produce a 'whimsical scene' that will feature exotic wild animals hiding within an English park setting and Gainsborough Silk to create dressings for the windows. He has also designed a new reception desk for the area. 

Hotel owner Jeremy Goring said: “Even through two World Wars, The Goring has never closed. However, we really wanted to give Russell Sage and all the craftsmen space to complete this total renovation.  We will then emerge, even better - and ready for the next 100 years to come." 

Footmen 

When it re-opens, the new-look Goring hotel will also have a fleet of footmen available to guests. The new recruits will be on hand to 'fulfill every wish' of the hotel's guests. 

Other new features include an in-room evening cocktail service and an eclair trolley as an addition to the hotel's afternoon tea offering. 

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