The Brown Hotel has old Kentucky glamour down to a ‘T’. A celebrity haunt when it first opened in the 1920s and today a Louisville institution, it’s a landmark of luxury—a reputation it upholds well with grand Georgian-Revival interiors, fine restaurants and endless Southern charm.
Walking into the palatial 2-storey lobby with its Palladian-style windows and coffered ceiling, you may forget that you’re in the largest city in Kentucky. But the Brown Hotel sits in the heart of the Bluegrass state in Louisville’s vibrant centre, so you won’t want for things to do. Just across from the hotel there’s the Brown Theatre while just 10 blocks away is Belle of Louisville, the oldest Mississippi-style steam wheeler in the country and a national treasure. Not to mention the boutiques, restaurants and bourbon bars that beg to be explored…
At the Brown Hotel it’s go grand or go home. Every one of its guest rooms, Club rooms and speciality suites come individually decorated but all are equally impressive; the Muhammad Ali Suite was dedicated in 2001 by ‘The Greatest’ himself. Think Egyptian cotton linens, hand-polished marble floors, mahogany four poster beds and gilt-framed art draped on the walls. The invitation to luxuriate is impossible to resist, so just sit back and take it all in.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Staying at the Brown Hotel is a rite of passage in Kentucky. It blends Old World opulence with modern day comfort seamlessly and is well-versed in the art of world class service. Don’t miss enjoying a bourbon or two in the lavish Lobby Bar or tucking into a ‘Hot Brown’: a gourmet turkey and bacon sandwich with delicate Mornay sauce that has become a culinary legend.