Father to three children, Jeremy Goring juggles a busy schedule as CEO of the infamous, and very fabulous, Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia. Though the hotel itself has been operating for over a century now, it received international attention in 2011 when Kate Middleton spent her last night there before marrying Prince William and becoming the Duchess of Cambridge.
Q: What is your first childhood memory of travel?
Endless night time journeys to Cornwall with my Mum in the boot of her car.
Q: Where have you had your best holiday to date?
Possibly Madagascar – complete wilderness.
Q: Where was the first place you went with a little one in tow? How did it go?
Bali. Years and years ago. There was an embarrassing swimming pool incident.
Q: How do you find the experience of travelling with children generally?
Usually absolute trauma, although the little dudes are surprisingly relaxed about airports, buses and trains. When Max vomited on me on landing at Singapore once I had 40 minutes to find some clothes, so panic-bought a kung-fu suit which I arrived in London in.
Q: Where was your best holiday with your children?
The Kristiania in Lech. Kids love snow, and the place is like a very posh home-from-home.
Q: And your worst?
Anything involving cars. I don’t like being sicked up on.
Q: What is your must-have travel accessory when away with children?
Q: And top tips for travel with kids?
They only get stressed if you do so relax!
Q. What, in your opinion, makes the Goring such a fantastic place to visit as a family?
Our incredibly welcoming staff who bend over backwards. Matron (our head housekeeper) who makes sure you have EVERYTHING you could possibly need to look after babies and kids. Big John (Head Concierge) who issues you with a kids’ passport which initiates you into our brilliant children’s programme.