Sophistication and classic English style are the hallmarks of the legendary Brown's Hotel, which joined Rocco Forte Hotels' collection of luxury hotels on 3rd July 2003.
Brown's Hotel has been restored to its rightful position as one of the most intimate and charming hotels in London. The interiors are contemporary and have a real sense of style, while retaining much of their original, quintessentially English elegance.
Set in the heart of Mayfair, Brown's Hotel is one of the most historic hotels in London. Founded in 1837 to provide 'genteel' accommodation for discerning people, Brown's Hotel has always had an air of exclusivity and refinement, which it is sure to retain after its refurbishment.
Composed of 11 Georgian town houses, all 117 bedrooms (including 15 suites) have been individually designed with a sophistication that has become the trademark of a Rocco Forte hotel, as has the warm and personal service.
Green Park (Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee Lines)
Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair is one of the oldest and most delightful Boutique Hotels in London. Centrally located in Albemarle Street it is ideally positioned for Regent Street shopping, and the upscale delights of Piccadilly and Bond Street.
The green parks and delightful squares make Mayfair a pleasant area to explore on foot, whilst museums and galleries abound. The Handel House Museum is close by, along with the Museum of Music History. There are several Underground Stations linking Mayfair with the rest of the capital, and with valet parking at $50 a day, this is probably the best way to travel.
Brown’s Hotel draws a discerning clientele who appreciate the understated elegance and classic atmosphere of this luxury boutique hotel. Cleverly mixing wood panelling and antique furniture with fresh colours and modern lines, Olga Polizzi has done an excellent job of renovating without ruining the ageless charm. Guests return time and again to enjoy the sterling service and comfortable rooms. The historic Kipling Suite is where Rudyard Kipling wrote some of his immortal lines whilst on honeymoon here with his new bride. They were not lucky enough to enjoy the rain showers, iPod docking stations and flat screen TVs enjoyed in most suites today. The new 33 million pound refit has also added a gym and spa to the existing facilities of this luxury hotel.
Most rooms offer air conditioned comfort, and are fully tech’d for business guests but they also have a homely touch. Books on the shelves include authors Rudyard Kipling, Agatha Christie and Winston Churchill, who all were inspired to write while staying here. Brown’s Hotel is also the historic site of the first telephone call, when Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his invention, and the rest is history, as they say. Extra touches in the top suites include twin baths complete with TVs for that self indulgent soak.
Top service is the byword of Brown’s and well deserves its ‘Concierge of the Year 2008’ award. From the top-hatted doorman to the professional waiters, this luxury hotel runs on professional, discreet service. The legendary afternoon tea is a triple tier of goodies served with Brown’s own special blend of teas. Reminiscent of a former age, afternoon tea is an experience to be savoured. Meanwhile the live jazz and cocktails in the Donovan Bar encourage a lively set of locals to socialize whilst sipping the award-winning cocktail ‘The Space Race’. Named after Terence Donovan, the walls are lined with a selection of his iconic prints and photographs. The newly relaunched restaurant, the Albemarle, also deserves a mention for its fine dining.
Rocco Forte designer Georgian town house
Hotel amenities: Palacial bathrooms,Spectacular suites.
Business: Business centre,Meeting rooms.