The Franklin Hotel
Spread across four redbrick Victorian houses in Knightsbridge, London, The Franklin is a seductive design forward property envisioned by none other than Anouska Hempel, founder of the world’s first boutique hotel.
Rich and decadent, the rooms envelope guests in sophisticated comfort, with lavish Italian fabrics, mirrored furnishings, and sumptuous four-poster wrought iron beds dressed in Frette linens. Some units have lovely views of Egerton Gardens’ manicured lawns or a sexy bathtub, and all feature sleek Apple TVs.
The hotel’s stylish, intimate restaurant proposes an exquisite Italian menu created by Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo, and the nearby bar serves 22 different types of gin along with delicious champagnes, martinis, and small bites. Another spectacular feature is the hotel’s gleaming Hammam, where guests can indulge in a variety of luxurious treatments.