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“Combining exceptional British hospitality with a carefree American attitude,” Belgraves from Thompson Hotels, an 85-room luxury hotel in South West London, continues to take fancy to new levels. Interiors courtesy of celebrated designer Tara Bernerd, the slick finish mixes old school glamour with glossy, contemporary design and artworks. Velvet, dark woods and midcentury leather chairs sit beside chandeliers and sweeping, dramatic staircases, “a stylish yet warm atmosphere…chic and eclectic.” Designed to meet the needs of both guests and locals, Belgraves has set it self among a new breed of local hotels, offering personal service with all the flashy facilities you’d expect from larger establishments. Alongside a spacious bar and terrace, the hotel plays home to restaurant “Pont St.” headed up by Britain’s youngest female executive chef, Sophie Michell, designed to bring in those with a room key as well as hungry passers-by.

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