Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel is a 117-room, 5-star, luxury boutique hotel in London, England. A Rocco Forte luxury hotel since 2003, it is also a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of The World. Situated in in the heart of Mayfair on Albemarle Street, Brown’s is one of the most historic hotels as it was the first ever hotel to open in London in 1837. Within a short walk from exclusive Bond Street shopping, West End theaters and St James’s, it is perfectly located for both business and pleasure travelers to London.
Accommodation at Brown’s Hotel comes in Room and Suite options. Composed of 11 Georgian town houses, all 117 rooms (including 29 luxurious suites) have been individually designed with a sophistication that has become the trademark of The Rocco Forte Collection.
Each of the rooms and suites has been individually designed by Rocco Forte Collections’ Director of Design Olga Polizzi in a contemporary and comfortable style, whilst maintaining the refined English charm for which Brown’s is famous. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and have dual-line phones, voice messaging, broadband Internet connections and digital flat-screen LCD televisions with interactive video on demand, in-room bars and personal safe.
The soft colour scheme with natural materials and light fabrics used throughout blend perfectly with the specially selected artwork and antiques. Special attention has been given to the small details that make a difference; these include a selection of books within each room, which could include Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book – which he wrote whilst staying in the hotel, to The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill as he was a regular visitor to the property. Each room is unique and provides a welcoming, homely touch.
Rooms are available in Classic Queen Room, Classic King Room, Classic Twin Room, Executive King Room, Exectuive Twin Room, Deluxe King Room, Deluxe Twin Room and Junior Suite.
Suites are available in Classic Suite, Deluxe Suite, Albemarle Suite, Dover Suite, Kipling Suite and the Hellenic Suite – Royal Suite. Each of these luxurious suites comes with the following hospitality benefits: Complimentary Full English Breakfast, Complimentary unpacking and packing service, Complimentary pressing of garments for the evening of arrival, Complimentary use of a NOKIA mobile phone for all local calls and complimentary local calls from your suite, Complimentary Internet access, Complimentary in-house movies and In-room check-in.
Executive Chef Lee Streeton and Director of Food Mark Hix have created an outstanding menu featuring great British classics alongside many lighter fish and shellfish dishes – all using carefully sourced local seasonal ingredients. Guests can choose from starters such as potted Morecambe Bay shrimps; Romney Marsh beets with Ragstone goat’s cheese and wild herbs; main courses include fried haddock in beer batter with chips and mushy peas and Dover Sole as well as unusual and old-fashioned cuts of meat on the bone such as Aberdeenshire 28-days aged beef which have a remarkable depth of flavour and succulence. At lunch, the carving trolley also serves traditional roasts including hay-baked leg of Corwen lamb, roast Goosnargh corn-fed duck and roast rib of Hereford beef and Yorkshire pudding. A full a la carte menu is offered, alongside a special set menu, which changes daily, of just £25 for 2 courses and £30 for 3 courses.
The Albemarle is also home to an amazing collection of work by leading British artists, these include a neon by Tracey Emin; photography by Rankin; paintings by Fiona Rae, Toby Zeigler, Peter Peri and Mat Collishaw and line drawings by Tim Noble & Sue Webster. With its beautiful wood panelling, vaulted ceiling, elegant green banquettes designed by the leading French designer Philippe Hurel and it’s own bar area, The Albemarle, an 80 cover restaurant, offers a truly glamorous, British experience.
The Donovan Bar is one of London’s most vibrant and fashionable watering holes and offers a wide range of ‘must-try’ cocktails and British snacks. Guests can enjoy live jazz, which is performed Monday to Saturday from 9pm to midnight.
The Donovan Bar pays homage to the celebrated British photographer Terence Donovan and whilst the walls are lined with over 50 of his iconic black and white prints, the backdrop to Bill Amberg’s leather bar is the original St George’s Hotel stained glass window, creating a wonderful blend of old and new. This fashionable bar is also home to what has become known as ‘the naughty corner’ – with banquette seating for up to 12 guests, this table is surrounded by some of Terence’s more risque photographs.
Afternoon tea is legendary at Brown’s. Ever since James Brown established his hotel for ‘genteel’ folk over 170 years ago and Agatha Christie enjoyed it whilst writing ‘At Bertram’s Hotel’ here, afternoon tea in The English Tea Room has become a British institution. Relax to the sounds from the Baby Grand Piano and indulge in Brown’s award-winning Traditional Afternoon Tea which consists of a choice of 17 teas, including Brown’s own blend, along with succulent finger sandwiches, an assortment of delicate pastries, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, as well as a choice of freshly baked cakes from the trolley.
The Spa at Brown’s Hotel offers exclusive wellness treatments in the heart of London’s Mayfair district, offering a wide range of treatments for ladies, gentlemen and even children, each of which can be tailor-made around the guests’ specific requirements. The Spa at Brown’s Hotel also features a gym and fitness center.
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel provides the perfect venue for any occasion, from high-end business meetings, weddings and corporate events, to an intimate dinner for 10. Each of the six private event rooms has not only an exciting history, but also boasts an abundance of natural daylight, high ceilings and fabulous antiques, whilst still encompassing the ability to instal state-of-the-art technology. Each event is tailor-made to the host’s specific requirements with special attention being given to the small details that make a difference.
Exquisite and ultra luxurious, with an unmistakably British accent on the art and appointments throughout, Brown’s Hotel combines one of London’s most exclusive addresses with impeccable comfort and outstanding service for a must-stay experience for the ChicTraveler.
- Air conditioning
- Multi-line phone
- Voice mail
- Pay movies
- Non-smoking only
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Climate control
- Wake-up calls
- Turndown service
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- Makeup/shaving mirror
- Sewing kit
- Bathroom phone
- LCD television
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Cribs (infant beds) available
- Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
- Television Internet access (surcharge)
- In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
- iPod docking station
- Satellite television service
- City view
- Courtyard view
- Egyptian-cotton sheets
- Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
- Signature bedding