five star london, luxury hotelsEvents In London September 2013

5ive Questions with Stuart P Johnson, General Manager of Browns Hotel

  • by Charles The Concierge

When did you start working at Browns Hotel and what has kept you here since then?

I started working at Brown's on 6th January 2005 in the position of General Manager. This was during the hotel's closure for a total refurbishment when £25 million was spent on pushing the Grande Old Dame into the 21st Century yet retaining a quintessential Englishness that Brown's has always been famous for.

The past almost ten years have brought exciting times; each day is never the same. London is perhaps one of the most competitive market places for 5-star hotels in the world and it is this challenge of maintaining the hotel in the foreground and as the hotel of choice, along with the most amazing team, that have allowed me to remain to this day and for the foreseeable future.

5ive Words that describe Browns Hotel?

Brown's I believe can be described as one of London's best kept secrets.  Its location is second to none, it is quintessentially British. It is a place to be seen, yet discreet for those high profile visitors.

What is your advice to a first comer to London?

My advice to anyone visiting London for the first time is to leave enough time to be able to soak up the history and architecture and cosmopolitan offering that London has today. Perhaps two of the first things one should do is to take a hop-on-hop-off London tour to enable you to sample what is on offer and go back for longer visits, and take a river boat from Westminster to Greenwich where you will view London from a completely different aspect.

What distinguishes Browns Hotel from other luxury hotels in London?

I think I have already mentioned a number of factors that distinguish Brown's from other London hotels. Its location next to the most famous shopping street in the world and within easy walking distance of all the main leisure attractions.

The hotel maintains a consistent level of exceptional service and has a warm and welcoming team that have a passion to exceed guest expectations and to ensure that their visit is as a London 'home from home'.

What do you do in your spare time in London? 

I adore going to the theatre, visiting London's many museums, never fail to feed curiosity with their ever-changing exhibitions and walking in the green open spaces, particularly around the lake in St James's Park.

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