Brown Hotel

Local News
4:55 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Cocktail Conference To Bring Mix of Brains, Booze to Downtown Louisville

Credit Wikipedia Commons

  Cocktail  enthusiasts  from across the country will be in Louisville this week to celebrate the history and science of mixed beverages.

Cocktail Culture: A Conference aims to bring together authors, historians and academics to discuss the presence of alcohol throughout history in film, literature and culture.

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Local News
12:28 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Brown Hotel Looking For Couples Married There For 90th Birthday Celebration

Louisville's Brown Hotel will celebrate its 90th birthday next month.

Louisville's Brown Hotel is looking for couples who were married there to help celebrate its 90th birthday in October.

The Brown Hotel has been a Louisville fixture since 1923.

Couples who were married there are being encouraged to send photos with the story of their wedding day to

In exchange for sharing their story, they'll receive a retro-inspired room rate, starting at $15 per night for those married in 1923, to return for their wedding anniversary. Rates increase in increments of $15 for each subsequent decade.

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Arts and Humanities
11:03 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Brown Hotel Gallery Breaks Tradition With Local Art

"New Traditions" by Gibbs Rounsavall, enamel on wood
Gibbs Rounsavall

The Gallery at the Brown Hotel breaks away from recent programming --traditional landscapes and equestrian art, the safe brand of Kentucky art perhaps expected by the Brown's overnight visitors -- with a contemporary show featuring a short list of exciting  Louisville artists. The new show evoLOUtion (I see what you did there) takes a different approach, showcasing artists more likely to be seen in an East Market Street gallery than on a visitors' center postcard. 

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Local News
6:00 am
Tue December 25, 2012

Year-long Renovations Complete at Brown Hotel

Louisville’s Brown Hotel has just undergone a $4 million renovation of its guest rooms.

Hotel manager Brad Walker says all 293 rooms were given a makeover, reflecting the nearly 90 year old hotel’s place in Kentucky’s history.

"So many hotels have the same look room after room, but we’ve got ten different wall coverings in the guest rooms, and a half dozen different drapes and chair fabrics, we’ve got about a dozen different looks there. So from floor to floor and room to room there’s all kinds of colors and flavors and a lot of different looks," Walker said.