The Brown Hotel Undergoes $4 Million Renovation
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Brown Hotel announced the completion of its 12-month, $4 million renovation of all 293 guestrooms. The rooms were updated by designer Jeanne Jenkins of Secret Garden Interiors with window and wall treatments, floor coverings, refinished wood pieces, and hand-selected art. This redesign project marks one of the largest transformations in the hotel’s nearly 90 year existence. READER COMMENTS
“My design vision for this project was the same that any lover of history would have,” said Jenkins. “I wanted to stay true to the original vision of the building’s creator.”
A design carries throughout the hotel’s 16 newly renovated floors with images of pastorals, thoroughbreds, wildlife, and Kentucky Derby scenes, all with a nod to the history of the building. Over 1800 giclée art pieces, all printed and framed in the United States, tell stories of Louisville’s history in the English Renaissance-style corridors.
In an effort to make the project eco-friendly, many existing pieces were reused or sourced locally. Nearly 500 wooden headboards were reupholstered and refinished.
Bathrooms also received makeovers with granite-top vanities and Spanish marble accents. A European goose down duvet and hand-woven throw adorn each of the hotel’s feather beds. Other amenities include flat-screen televisions, multi-line phones and wireless high-speed internet access.
“Keeping the hotel in top shape is an ongoing mission for us,” said General Manager Brad Walker. “We’re always working to go above and beyond the expectations of our guests so that they come back year after year.”