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The design of Charlotte Street Hotel is fresh and modern British, with interiors by Kit Kemp emphasizing an earthy, autumnal color scheme and an inviting collection of furnishings. A large bulbous terrier sculpture by Botero sits smack-dab in the middle of the wood-floored lobby, welcoming guests to the 52-room hotel. Wide brown leather club chairs, a log-burning stone fireplace and a friendly reception desk with postcards and pencils add a homey feel to the hotel. There is an air of the eclectic in the wood-paneled drawing room and library just beyond the lobby, each with their own log-burning fireplace and overstuffed sofas and armchairs. Wall-mounted vases display dried flowers, gilded clocks and artwork by British painters decorate the walls and a mix of wooden planters, antique watering cans, classic books and an honesty bar in the corner create a charming social space for hotel guests. If guests need any more reason to linger, they can head down to the lower ground floor, which has a 67-seat screening room with red leather seats and pinstripe fabric walls.