The Mayfair section of London is considered one of the most affluent areas of England’s amazing capital city as well as one of the greatest luxury destinations in the world. Awash with culture, this exclusive getaway is chock full of museums, galleries, historic sites, and theaters. In addition to the sites, a vacation to Mayfair would be incomplete without a shopping spree. Some of the best shopping streets in the world are in Mayfair. The famous Bond Street is known for its antique shops, designer fashions, fine jewelry, art galleries, and unique brands only found in London.
Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, just one block from the southern section of Bond Street, is Brown’s Hotel, regularly named one of the best hotels in London. Created from 11 Georgian townhomes on Albemarle Street in 1837, Brown’s Hotel was the first hotel in London. As such, it has witnessed some interesting history. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell placed the first phone call from the hotel. Queen Victoria enjoyed taking tea at Brown’s. The hotel even served as muse for Agatha Christie’s, At Bertram’s Hotel. A favorite of dignitaries, celebrities, and other notable persons, Brown’s Hotel carries the prestige and grandeur often sought on a vacation to the luxury destination of London.
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Brown’s Hotel’s unique building structure lends itself to its 115 rooms, complete with 33 luxurious suites. For a one-of-a-kind experience with interesting bragging rights, a stay in the Kipling Suite, where Rudyard Kipling wrote the Jungle Book, is a must. Full of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows and a view of Albemarle Street, this large suite is wonderful for entertaining. The Hellenic Suite is also quite outstanding.
This suite is capable of connecting to neighboring rooms, increasing its size to a three bedroom suite, which, with its sitting room and dining table, is perfect for families. All of Brown’s Hotel suite guests are treated to amazing amenities such as personalized concierge services, a welcome bottle of champagne, and access to the hotel’s chauffeured Bentley Mulsanne. Child guests also receive a stuffed monkey named Albemarle as a special souvenir from their vacation.
For guest’s dining pleasure, the in-house Beck at Brown’s prepares sumptuous Italian cuisine created by the talented Heinz Beck. With years of experience at Michelin-starred restaurants and the best ingredients England and Italy have to offer, each dish at Beck is a meal not easily forgotten. At Donovan Bar, guests can imbibe 16 signature cocktails created to honor 1960’s photographer Sir Terence Donovan whose studio was located in Mayfair. Created by world renowned bartender, Salvatore Calabrese, these cocktails whimsically fuse flavor with the photographic themes of high exposure, low exposure, high contrast, and low contrast. Guests looking to relax in a cozy atmosphere can take tea in The English Tea Room, featuring over 17 teas, including the exclusive Brown blend.
The spa at Brown’s Hotel offers a full complement of body treatments. Not to be missed are Brown’s Signature Rituals. One of the most popular and decadent ritual is the Milk and Honey Pedicure which includes a warm milk soak, exfoliation with sugar and honey, nail care, and a foot and leg massage. A 24-hour gym with personal training is also available for guests looking to continue or begin a fitness regime.
With its prestigious location, Brown’s Hotel is an impressive place for meetings and conferences. The meeting rooms, capable of hosting up to 120 people, are a stunning blend of modern art and antiques. Each room is also fully equipped with the latest technology and has access to the business center.
The elegant style, distinguished location, and exclusivity makes Brown’s Hotel an exceptional wedding venue. Personal wedding planners strive to make each wedding magnificent. The hotel chefs will design a menu tailored specifically for the event. Not only can Brown’s Hotel host the reception, they are also licensed to perform marriages and civil partnerships. With all of the amenities and its reputation of being one of the best hotels in London, Brown’s Hotel is ready to make every dream wedding a reality.