Browns Hotel London: Five stars in every way
The Browns Hotel London, a five-star Rocco Forte luxury accommodation, is a first-class experience in every way. Youll have to see the Browns to believe it. Treating guests to an unmatched experience since 1837, the Browns has been Londons first luxury hotel experience and has housed such famous guests as Agatha Christie and Rudyard Kipling, who wrote part of the classic Jungle Book while staying at this very property. It is on prime real estate in the heart of Londons Mayfair, near Bond Street and Regent Street as well as some of the citys best-loved cultural landmarks. Cork Street and St. James and all their priceless art are an easy stroll from the Browns, as are West Ends Theatreland and lovely Green park. Gourmet food retailer Fortnum & Mason and the shops at Londons Burlington Arcade are just a minute away.
The Browns Hotel London is the home of 11 Georgian townhouses. There are 117 impeccable guest rooms at the Browns in London, and 15 of them are suites. All have been designed individually and many have recently been renovated by designer Olga Polizzi. Each room has its own admirable selection of antique furnishings and contemporary art pieces, although a general theme is soft, warm colors and soothing fabrics. All rooms have dual-line phones with voicemail, flat-screen LCD TVs with videos on demand, minibars and personal safes. Your room at the Browns will make you feel welcome and at home, right down to the unique libraries in each room. The Browns personalized London suites include the Kipling Suite, Dover Suite and Hellenic Suite. Suite benefits include in-room check-in, complimentary movies, use of a free Nokia cell phone for local calls, complimentary ironing, packing, and unpacking services, and of course a full English breakfast. The spa facilities include three treatment rooms and a perfectly-equipped gym. It is open daily from 9:30am to 8:00pm and offers treatments and products by NuBo, Natura Bisse, Carita, Aromatherapy Associates and more. For those looking for a memorable occasion in London, the Browns has six private dining rooms for any sort of event. The Browns restaurant, HIX at The Albemarie, has both an outstanding, creative menu full of carefully sourced ingredients and an impressive collection of British artwork. Guests can enjoy one of the best-rated tea services in London at Browns English Tea Room. Your award-winning tea will be accompanied by a live pianist. The English Tea Room won London Tea Guilds Top London Afternoon Tea 2009. For afternoon or after-dinner drinks, visit The Donovan Bar with an extensive collection of Terence Donovan prints, not to mention the champagnes, wines and cocktails. There is a live jazz performer at Browns every day but Sundays.
The Browns Hotel London has naturally made it onto some top ten lists. It is in Cond Nast Travellers Top UK Leisure Hotels 2010 and Travel & Leisures Best World Hotels 2010, as well as winning Best Hotels 2010 in National Geographic Traveler. The next time youre looking for luxury in London, consider a stay at the Browns in the emerging WoBo area, that is, West of Bond Street.