The Rocco Forte Collection
Sophistication and classic English style are the hallmarks of the legendary Brown's Hotel, which joined The Rocco Forte Collection of luxury hotels on 3rd July 2003.
Following a £24 million restoration, headed by Olga Polizzi, Design Director of the Rocco Forte Collection, Brown's has been restored to its rightful position as one of the most intimate and charming hotels in London.
Set in the heart of Mayfair on Albemarle Street, Brown's is one of the most historic hotels in London as it was the first ever hotel to open there in 1837. Within a short walk from exclusive Bond Street shopping, West End theatres and St James's, the aim of Brown's Hotel is to provide 'genteel' accommodation for a discerning clientèle.
Brown’s offers guests a choice of 117 stylish bedrooms, including 29 luxurious suites (of which there are two Royal and two Presidential Suites).
Olga Polizzi has individually designed each of the bedrooms and suites in a contemporary and comfortable style, whilst maintaining the refined English charm for which Brown’s is renowned. 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 devoted to the small details which make all the 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 – Churchill having been a regular visitor to the property. Each room is unique, with a welcoming, homely atmosphere.
Rapidly reasserting itself as one of London's finest dining venues, Brown's Hotel offers The Albemarle (formerly The Grill) which under the craftsmanship of Executive Chef, Lee Streeton, serves an outstanding menu of great British classic dishes, using only the finest of seasonal ingredients. Traditional afternoon tea at Brown's continues to be one of the best afternoon teas in London and is served in The English Tea Room
The collaboration between Ligne Roset Contracts and Brown’s hotel is exemplary. Numerous models from the standard Roset collection were specified for the suites: Rive Gauche settees or Fugue or Nomade compositions (all designed by Didier Gomez), Square shelving units (Pagnon & Pelhaitre), 100% Design desks (Jeffrey Bernett) and Tress (Didier Gomez) and Steppe (Pascal Mourgue) chairs. Olga Polizzi also specified models from the Contracts collection for the Donovan bar, such as the Le Bo armchair and fireside chair and the Le Sofa banquette, all designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon. And last but not least, custom-made circular banquettes were specially developed for the restaurant area.