The Franklin, a hidden gem of a five-star townhouse hotel in leafy Egerton Gardens, Knightsbridge, has been transformed by its Venetian owners and hotelier designer Anouska Hempel (of Blakes Hotel fame) into a no-expense-spared haven of beauty, style and luxury. It combines the elegance of an English townhouse with the decorative splendour of an Italian palazzo. The hotel is simply gorgeous—and Members who have tried it cannot wait to return!
Nothing in this beautiful hotel is run of the mill—you too will love it too! Design features include limestone and Carrara marble, Italian velvets and silks with a bucolic background of Egerton Gardens to complement those striking interiors. It is simply bliss to sit in the garden taking tea or an evening aperitif.
As in top-notch Italy, the food is sublime—a signature Italian restaurant is presided over by a former Italian Young Chef of the Year, Alfredo Russo. There is a Champagne bar, a library meeting room, and health facilities including hamman, steam spa and gym instead of the usual spa.
This is not a large hotel—it has only 35 rooms including 19 suites—but even the entry-level Superior bedrooms are airy and light, brimming with Anouska Hempel’s inimitable design and eclectic tastes. The centrepiece is a specially created Simmons double bed with Art Nouveau-inspired details. All rooms are luxurious, fitted with the best Frette linens and with pillow menus to guarantee a good night’s sleep, together with palatial marble en-suite bathrooms with fragrant Penhaligon’s bath products.
This is a very classy hotel with a stylish Italian ownership—Starhotels Collezione, who also own two more of our favourites, The Gore and The Pelham—and we are delighted to recommend it to you—particularly at our exclusive Club rates.
Our Club rates will always be better than any other on a like-for-like basis, no matter what season. Rates currently start at £172.13 plus VAT per night for two in a Superior Double (RR £600) or £197.62 including a £50 voucher per room to spend in the hotel – these rates are room only, payable in advance and non-refundable.
Our exclusive flexible rate, which can be cancelled up to 24 hours of your stay, starts at £232.50 and our flexible rate including full English breakfast currently starts at £258.75, again including the £50 voucher to spend in the hotel.
If you choose a room-only rate, breakfast is an extra £35 per person for Continental and there are plenty of à la carte options. You can put your £50 voucher towards this if you wish—but don’t forget to also sample the delicious cucina in the restaurant for lunch or dinner!
All rates are for two sharing, and include full English breakfast, free Wifi, and complimentary room upgrade from the Deluxe room upwards.
22-28 Egerton Gardens
020 7584 5533
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