Brown’s Hotel, London

Rocco Forte’s famous 5 star Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair, opened in 1837, it is one of London’s most established hotels, celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2012 and home to the Kipling suite, so called because it is believed that Rudyard Kipling penned ‘The Jungle Book’ whilst staying.

Appointed the roles of Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and Principal Designer, the John Rowan and Partners team combined heritage features with modern building technology, all whilst maintaining daily hotel business and minimising disruption for guests. Famous for mixing its sophisticated Victorian origins with a contemporary feel, the renovation project builds on Brown’s 180 years of luxury, refined elegance and sophistication.

Glass Bar and High Spec Joinery
The luxurious refurbishment was meticulous in its detail and we had to source a huge bespoke glass bar for the project. Our commercial team successfully managed the complete renovation of the bar, restaurant, restaurant entrance and kitchen in a very short period of time.

The new restaurant space is now home to Beck at Browns, where Michelin starred chef Heinz Beck has created a healthy menu featuring the highest quality produce. This destination restaurant can now be accessed directly from the new Albemarle street entrance.

The complete refurbishment to the bar, named after the British photographer Terence Donovan, involved a new structural opening, to create an open plan space, a huge bespoke translucent glass bar and full bar fitout.