02 December 2014
BROWN’S HOTEL REVEALS CHRISTMAS TREE DESIGNED BY GLOBE-TROTTER
2nd December 2014 : Brown’s Hotel has unveiled the Christmas Tree and festive decorations created by legendary British luggage company, Globe-Trotter. Adorned with beautiful miniature suitcases, the Christmas Tree sparkles with style, while a striking stack of Globe-Trotter Voyage suitcases overflowing with gold baubles, sits atop the marble table in the front hall. These visual festive diversions are poised to welcome the discerning travellers visiting this iconic hotel.
Brown’s is proud to be collaborating with such a notable British brand, particularly following the recent opening of the Globe-Trotter flagship store, next door to Brown’s Hotel, on Albemarle Street. “When it is time to set down my suitcase after a long journey, I cannot think of a better home away from home than Brown’s, so to be invited to work with the team for Christmas was an invitation I just had to accept. Globe-Trotter luggage protects and cares for your belongings, and Brown's does the same for its guests. For more than 100 years we have shared rooms together. As old friends it is time to share a Christmas.” said Jeff Vaughan, Chairman of Globe-Trotter
Guests wanting to return home emanating the Globe-Trotter lifestyle, should take advantage of The Brown’s Bespoke Traveller Package that includes a night in a suite at Brown’s, a bottle of Ruinart Champagne on arrival and a bespoke 21 inch Globe-Trotter suitcase. Guests will be contacted three weeks in advance of their stay in order to style their own Globe-Trotter suitcase, choosing preferred colours for the outside of the suitcase, the lining, the clasps and personalised monogramming. The enviable bespoke Globe-Trotter suitcase will be in the suite on arrival waiting for its new owner. The Brown’s Bespoke Traveller Package: from £2000 inc VAT per suite per night. Available 15th December 2014 – 5th January 2015
Brown’s Hotel is welcoming guests for Festive Afternoon Tea in the English Tea Room, seasonal cocktails in The Donovan Bar and Christmas menus in HIX Mayfair over the festive season. Festive Afternoon Tea includes seasonal freshly cut sandwiches, fruit and plain scones and a selection of seasonal pastries, including a spiced pear and almond tartlet, cranberry gingerbread, Clementine trifle, peppermint macaroon and a chestnut financier with praline cream. Guests are lastly be offered a slice of Christmas cake from the trolley. Festive Afternoon Tea : £47.50 per person. Served with a glass of Ruinart NV Champagne : £57.50 per person.
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Notes to Editors
Globe-Trotter was founded by David Nelken in Saxony, Germany, in 1897. The company relocated to England in 1932, where it has remained ever since. Every Globe-Trotter suitcase is handmade from start to finish on original Victorian machinery at the Globe-Trotter factory in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Globe- Trotter cases are made from a unique material called Vulcanised Fibreboard, which is 14 layers of specially bonded paper, coloured to specification. This material was invented by Englishman Thomas Taylor in 1859. The corners, handles and straps are crafted from the finest leather. Globe-Trotter luggage has been used by an enviable client list over the past 117 years, including HM Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Edmund Hillary, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Kate Moss, Daniel Craig and Dita Von Teese. In 2013 Globe-Trotter historically launched two leather collections, handmade at the Globe-Trotter factory in Hoddesdon, called Jet and Propellor. In May 2014 Globe-Trotter opened a new London flagship at 35 Albemarle Street, Mayfair. The new store is six times the sizes of the previous Burlington Arcade store, and is split over two levels. Suitcases and leather goods are sold on the ground floor, with a by appointment only bespoke lounge on the first floor, which also houses a company archive.
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Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 10 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas. Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.
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