Travel and Real Estate
January 18th, 2013
London, United Kingdom—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
As the Diamond Jubilee year of 2012 drew to a close, The Goring announced it was to receive a Royal Warrant of appointment to HM The Queen for Hospitality Services. Royal Warrants signify that a satisfactory trading arrangement is in place between a company and the Grantor—HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales. Companies can only apply for a Royal Warrant once they have supplied goods or services for at least five years to one of the three Grantors. The granting of The Royal Warrant signifies that the company receiving it is the one that HM The Queen has selected and prefers to use. Warrant holders may display the relevant Royal Arms and the legend ‘By Appointment’.
Of the bestowment, Jeremy Goring, whose family built the Belgravia hotel over 100 years ago and has owned it ever since, said “We are hugely honoured to have been appointed a Royal Warrant holder by The Queen. To be able to display Her Majesty’s coat of arms is something that the staff will be enormously proud of. Without doubt this is the most important recognition their work could ever receive. It is made all the more special for us because I believe this is the first Royal Warrant The Queen has ever granted to an hotel.”