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The design style of The Goring varies from space to space. For example, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, The Dining Room, is a modern setting with clean lines, rose crystal branch chandeliers, high-backed cream fabric chairs and high ceilings. One the other hand, the hotel’s lounge is more traditional in design, with dark burgundy walls and oak furnishings. The 69 guest rooms at the London hotel are each individually designed, but all feature quintessentially English furnishings and richly colored, floral and striped fabrics.
Opened in 1910, The Goring is often considered to be the last great Edwardian Hotel built in London and it has a design style that’s posh in a historic and modern way. The grand-yet-understated form of the hotel façade exemplifies the ethos of the era, while the interior boldly celebrates the epitome of English style — with influences ranging from traditional country houses to Victorian gentlemen’s clubs. While the interior has been adapted many times in its long history, its biggest alterations came in the run-up to the hotel’s centenary in 2010, when British designers Russell Sage, Tim Gosling and Nina Campbell brought contemporary comfort to the hotel, while maintaining its character and celebrating its heritage. And they managed just that with custom made furniture, sumptuous silk fabrics and accessories and the opulent color palettes ranging from peacock blue to cream. From the custom Swarovski chandeliers in the Dining Room to the finely upholstered dark walnut chairs in the Royal Suite, The Goring strikes the perfect balance of classic and contemporary.