Brown’s Hotel and award-winning British shoe designer













 Brown’s Hotel delighted to announce festive partnership with award-winning British shoe designer, Nicholas Kirkwood


Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel is pleased to announce a unique festive partnership with Nicholas Kirkwood, the award-winning London-based British shoe designer famous for his statement sculptural footwear. This December, Nicholas Kirkwood, will decorate the Brown’s Festive Tree, taking inspiration from British art and sculpture. Reworking traditional Christmas decorations, Nicholas Kirkwood uses light and reflection to create a traditional tree with his signature off-beat aesthetic and crowned with a decorative pair of heels.

Nicholas Kirkwood spoke of his delight at the partnership: “I have a history with Brown’s Hotel, my family would stay there on their visits to London, so I was honoured when they approached me to work with them on a bespoke Festive tree for the season. When I visited the hotel recently, it’s not far from my own Mount Street store, I was inspired to see the mix of traditional elements with modern local art and design. Using this as my starting point I looked to create a tree blending these two elements – I often approach my own designs in this way. Reworking what we know as traditional Festive decorations but giving them a sculptural feel and then using light to create reflections within the space.”


Brown’s Hotel will be celebrating the festive season 2012 with its well-loved and most traditional British Christmas, with warming fires, mulled wine, carol singers and festive cheer. The Kirkwood Christmas Tree will provide an exciting visual contemporary twist to the celebrations. The Tree, Festive Afternoon Tea in the English Tea Room, seasonal cocktails in The Donovan Bar and Christmas menus in HIX Mayfair make Brown’s Hotel the place to be to soak up the atmosphere this season. Brown’s Hotel is proud to be collaborating with such exciting young British talent, whose flagship store on Mount Street is just a short walk from the hotel.

Mark Hix will also be hosting a series of his ever popular carving master classes throughout the festive season for groups of up to 15. As gentlemen are notoriously difficult to buy presents for, why not treat a friend or loved one to a Carving Masterclass as a Christmas present. Mark Hix Carving Masterclass gift certificates are available from Brown’s Hotel for just £150. The classes are also available for private events, ideal for a Christmas party or for celebrating a special birthday or anniversary.


Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP

Tel: +44 (0)20 7493 6020 Fax: +44 (0)20 7518 4064 





Rocco Forte Hotels

Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 13 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.

Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Augustine Hotel, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily; Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi. Future openings: Jeddah; Marrakech; Cairo; Luxor.


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