Browns Hotel

Selectaglaze recaptures the hush at Brown’s Hotel

Client:      Browns Hotel


Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Brown’s Hotel has undergone a £24 million restoration. Part of the upgrade was to provide much needed noise insulation to a number of guest rooms and luxury suites without interfering with the individually designed décor and contemporary elegant flavour of the rooms. Brown’s has the distinction of being the capital’s first ever hotel. Opened in 1837 by James Brown, Lord Byron’s butler, and his wife, Lady Byron’s maid, to “provide genteel accommodation for discerning people” the hotel originally consisted of four adjacent houses. A few years later, it was extended to incorporate a total of 11 Georgian town houses, including the neighbouring St. George’s Hotel. The secondary windows have been sympathetically designed to match the primary sash windows and balcony doors and Selectaglaze worked closely with front of house to ensure installation was undertaken with minimal disruption to guests and the normal running of the Hotel. The windows were specified with laminated glass to provide high noise insulation levels and additional safety.