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30 June 2015

Press Release


Albemarle Street
London W1S 4BP

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OWNER: Sir Rocco Forte


Mayfair is in the heart of London and Brown’s Hotel is in the heart of Mayfair, boasting one of the most prestigious addresses in the city. The hotel is located within walking distance of key shopping streets such as Bond Street and Regent Street in addition to major theatres, art galleries and all key central London landmarks. It also sits on the doorstep of the stunning green spaces of Green Park and Hyde Park.

Brown’s Hotel has a fascinating history and has hosted many distinguished guests since it opened as London’s first ever hotel in 1837 and to this day this glamorous, five-star establishment welcomes guests ‘in-the-know’. It is from here that Alexander Graham Bell made the first ever telephone call; President Roosevelt stayed on his honeymoon and both Agatha Christie and Rudyard Kipling were so inspired that they penned many of their novels whilst staying here.

Brown’s Hotel personifies the refined sophistication of modern British luxury. Each room and suite is individually decorated and many feature antiques and contemporary artworks, creating an elegant and fashionable air. The Donovan Bar and HIX Mayfair celebrate British art and cuisine, and The English Tea Room offers an award-winning, quintessential English experience. A luxurious spa and state-of-the-art gymnasium offers a discreet sanctuary within this vibrant city.

Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Hotels Director of Design oversaw a £24-million renovation, which was completed in December 2005.

117 luxurious guestrooms, of which 29 are suites.

Brown’s Hotel was home to the first hotel restaurant (formerly guests had dined in the privacy of their own suites).

HIX Mayfair specialises in the finest quality British cooking. Executive Chef, Lee Streeton and Director of Food, Mark Hix, have created an outstanding menu featuring great British classics alongside many lighter fish dishes - all using carefully sourced local, seasonal ingredients. At lunch, the carving trolley serves traditional roasts including Hay-baked salt marsh leg of lamb. HIX Mayfair is home to an amazing collection of work by leading British artists including Tracey Emin, Michael Landy and Bridget Riley. With its beautiful wood panelling, vaulted ceiling and elegant green banquettes designed by the leading French designer Philippe Hurel, HIX Mayfair offers a truly glamorous, British dining experience.

Breakfast: Monday to Saturday 7.00am to 10.30am
Sunday 7.30am to 11.00am
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Sunday 12.30pm to 4.00pm
Pre-theatre: Monday to Saturday 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Sunday 7.00pm to 10.30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm

HIX Mayfair seats 80 people and a full à la carte menu is offered alongside a special set-menu of just £27.50 for 2 courses and £32.50 for 3 courses.

The English Tea Room – serves one of the most famous afternoon teas in London and a selection of lighter meals throughout the day.

Voted ‘Top London Afternoon Tea 2009’ by The Tea Guild and consistent winner of ‘Award of Excellence’, this award-winning Traditional Afternoon Tea consists of a choice of 17 Jing teas, including Brown’s own blend, and now presents the first ever Prestige Seasonal Tea Library, curated by tea traders Lalani and Co. Afternoon Tea is served with delicious finger sandwiches, an assortment of delicate pastries, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, as well as freshly baked cakes from the trolley. There is also a low calorie ‘Tea-Tox’ version of afternoon tea available.

Traditional Afternoon Tea from £41.50 per person
Champagne Afternoon Tea from £51.50 per person
Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea from £54.50 per person
The English Tea Room seats 70 people and is open daily from 7am to 11pm. Tea is served between 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm Monday to Sunday. A pianist plays throughout.

The Donovan Bar – pays homage to the celebrated British photographer Terence Donovan and is lined with over 50 of his iconic black and white prints. This fashionable bar is also decorated with contemporary furnishings, wooden floors, black leather seating and vibrant striped banquettes. British leather designer Bill Amberg designed the extended bar, for which the original St George’s Hotel stained glass window provides the perfect backdrop. Live Jazz is performed Monday to Saturday from 9pm to midnight.

Open to residents and non-residents between 11am and 1am Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to midnight on Sunday.

The Donovan Bar seats 60 people.

Brown’s Hotel is home to six private dining and meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 72 guests for a lunch or dinner or up to 120 people for a reception. Each room is named after a famous past guest and all enjoy an abundance of natural daylight, high ceilings, beautiful antiques and air-conditioning.

Multi-channel TV (digital flat-screen LCD televisions)
Interactive video on demand
High-speed Internet access
UK and US modems
Two line telephones
Individually controlled air-conditioning
iPod docking station
In-room safe
Mini bar
REN bathroom products - free of petrochemicals & parabens

All of the above plus:
Dining area for private in-room dining
Complimentary pressing of two garments
One way airport transfer (Heathrow or Gatwick)
Full English Breakfast for two
Complimentary in-room movies
Complimentary WiFi
Welcome Bottle of Ruinart Champagne on arrival
2 x 30 min Back, Neck and Shoulder Massages
Complimentary Packing/Unpacking service
In-room check in
TV tile at the foot of the bath
DVD player
Choice of 300 thread count Egyptian cotton or 100% Irish linen bedding
Pillow & mattress menu
Complimentary pressing of two garments

Complimentary packing and unpacking service
Full concierge service
Valet parking
Transfer to/from airport/station, if required
24-hour business centre
Wi-Fi available in public areas
24-hour in-room dining
Twice daily servicing of your room
Same-day laundry service
Complimentary shoe-shine
Daily Telegraph newspaper
A wide range of health & beauty treatments in The Spa
24-hour state-of-the-art gymnasium
Express check-out
All major credit cards accepted

Gym – open 24 hours a day - 70msq fully-equipped gymnasium with Technogym equipment
Spa - three treatment rooms, including one luxury room for two. The Spa offers a wide range of treatments using: Carita, Aromatherapy Associates and NuBo products, organic tanning is available by Beau Bronz and Nail varnishes are by Ciaté. Open daily from 9.30am to 8pm

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PRESS & PR: Sophie Darley, Communications Manager
Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel
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