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The Franklin London, England

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The five-star Franklin Hotel has recently reopened after a total renovation. The intimate, 35-room hotel is in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge, located in three elegant Victorian terrace buildings which back onto private gardens. The atmosphere is one of English country house meets Italian palazzo. The moody grey interiors are filled with bespoke mirrored furniture, Italian grey velvets, silk ikat hangings from Istanbul, and wrought-iron four-poster beds. A new restaurant overlooking the garden is guided by Michelin-starred Italian executive chef Alfredo Russo, voted Italy’s Best Young Chef in his early career, offering a mix of simplicity and sophistication.

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