Voted one of the Best 500 Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2015. The Brown is an historic, AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel featuring classic English Renaissance architecture. The opulent two-story lobby has a hand-painted, coffered ceiling, Bottocino marble flooring, finely carved mahogany furnishings and Palladian-style windows. The breathtaking appearance of the hotel is one of the many reasons that The Brown is revered as the finest hotel in Kentucky.
The Brown is located in the Theatre District, one-half block from the Palace Theatre, adjacent to the Brown Theatre, two blocks from 4th Street Live!, four blocks from the Kentucky International Convention Center and five minutes from Louisville International Airport (complimentary shuttle service).
The Brown offers complimentary high speed internet access throughout the hotel. All guestrooms feature European, goose down duvets, feather beds and flat screen televisions. Bathrooms include Spanish, Ramora marble and granite-top vanities. Exclusive accommodations are offered on the privately keyed Club floors.
Whether it be a high-level corporate meeting, the season’s most important social events, or a fairytale wedding, The Brown has hosted some of the most prominent events in Louisville history. The hotel features seventeen banquet and meeting rooms, from the magnificent Crystal Ballroom with its hand painted ceiling to the intimate Louis XVI Suite. The Brown is well known for The English Grill restaurant, where one food columnist wrote “Perfection is Possible.
”This four-star 16-story hotel accommodated visitors from the 1920s to the early 1970s, a few years after the death of its founder, John Graham Brown. After renovation , the hotel reopened a decade later, and guests report a variety of paranormal activity: the elevator frequently stops at the 15th floor (where Brown and his dog resided), footprints appear in the carpet, footsteps and moving furniture are heard and the scent of a cigar is noted. The spirit of the original proprietor appears to still be keeping his eye on things.
In the end, it may be the attentive service, the culinary expertise, or the beautiful unique meeting spaces that you most remember about The Brown. But in the beginning, it is always the striking details of the design that make you first fall so in love with The Brown Hotel.
The Brown Hotel – Louisville’s Longstanding Love, since 1923.