Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed luxury hotels and Champagne just as much as the Sybaritic Single does. Throughout her life, the Queen had taken close to 300 foreign trips and paid official visits to more than 120 countries. The Sybaritic Single is slightly behind with just over 80 countries, but he still, hopefully, has got a few years to catch-up.
Just like the Sybaritic Single, Her Majesty enjoyed staying at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. During her last visit in March 2006, the Queen and Prince Philip stayed in The Sir Stamford Raffles Suite, one of the hotel’s two presidential suites.
When choosing a hotel closer to home, the Queen’s favorite was The Goring. The last grand hotel built in the Edwardian era, it remains the oldest privately owned hotel in London. The Goring holds a Royal Warrant for hospitality from the Queen, who is believed to have held her annual Christmas lunch in its Michelin-starred dining room designed by her nephew, Viscount Linley. Over the years, three generations of the Goring family have been at the helm, with Jeremy Goring the current leader, overseeing 160 members of staff, some of whom have worked there for up to 50 years.
The Queen and the Sybaritic Single also shared their love for the Concorde. Her Majesty was aboard its first flight to Barbados, after which she flew the supersonic jet to Kuwait in 1979, to Barbados in 1987 and 2003, to the Middle East in 1984 and the USA in 1991.
The Queen will forever remain the inspiration for generations of the sybaritic globetrotters, who will remember her at many luxury hotels with a glass of Bollinger, Her Majesty’s favourite Champagne.