The phrase ‘hidden gem’ is often over used in our industry, but to describe The Franklin, there is no better description. Nestled in the private Egerton Gardens, The Franklin is the perfect combination of private home and impeccable 5* hotel.
Award winning designer Anouska Hempel has taken inspiration from her travels, as well as classic Venetian design to create a warm and inviting space which is unlike anything else on the London hotel scene.
Indulgence is clearly a theme throughout the hotel rooms – rich silks and cottons in king-sized beds covered by rich Italian fabrics. Each room features champagne mini bars, flat screen TVs with Bluetooth technology and Jenson phones throughout – as well as a marble bathroom with a range of luxurious Penhaligon amenities.
The food and beverage offering is no less opulent – Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo oversees the hotel’s eponymous restaurant.
Seating just 30 guests, the restaurant offers a simple but highly sophisticated menu with a focus on seasonal ingredients. The neighbouring Martini and Champagne bar also offers an aperitivo menu of small dishes, and a dramatic nightly Champagne sabrage ritual.
All in all, The Franklin is a real treasure. A place for quiet relaxation without any compromise on quality.