Jeremy Goring, the fourth member of his family to run The Goring, recently unearthed two period shots of his great-grandfather and grandfather on the slopes of St Moritz complete with plus fours, ties and woolly jumpers and, in the case of great-grandfather, plenty of snow.
These two vintage photos inspired Jeremy, a keen skier himself, to bring their favourite skiing spot, St Moritz, to the family’s hotel this winter. Within days, one of London’s top stylists had been commissioned to transform The Goring’s popular terrace, overlooking the large private garden, into a glamorous alpine Winter Terrace.
Recently opened, The Goring’s Winter Terrace brings old-school glamour with a contemporary twist to the only hotel in London that is still owned and run by the family that built it.
Guests can enjoy warming cocktails and decadent fondue, sheepskin rugs and, most importantly, heating! Here, waiters fetchingly clad in vintage ski jumpers, wooden sled tables, screens of antique skis, twinkling lanterns and thick cashmere rugs keep everyone feeling cosy late into the night.
Open to February 2016, this stylish spot is the perfect place for a cocktail or two during London’s chilly months – and a fitting homage to the founder of The Goring and his son – and their plus fours.