Lulu Guinness to design Christmas Tree for Brown's Hotel
London, August 2013
– Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel in London is pleased to announce that this year, legendary British fashion accessories designer, Lulu Guinness, will be designing the hotel’s Christmas tree. Taking inspiration from her recent collections, Lulu will be decorating the Brown’s Christmas tree and adding her glamorous festive touches to various areas of the hotel. The Lulu Guinness designed tree, decorated with the distinctive signature Dali-esque lips, will light up the heart of the hotel, and will be unveiled on 2nd December 2013. Brown’s is proud to be collaborating with such a stalwart of the British fashion industry, whose store is in Burlington Arcade, just a short walk from the Hotel.
“I was thrilled to be asked to design the Christmas Tree for Brown’s Hotel - I am so excited at the prospect! Brown’s is such a fabulous mixture of traditional and modern and I am a big fan of Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte's Director of Design.” says Lulu Guinness
Over the festive period, The Spa at Brown’s Hotel will also be offering a MERRY BERRY manicure and pedicure using Ciaté products. Lulu Guinness experienced this treatment; “I went to Brown’s Hotel this morning, one of my favourite hotels in London, and had the most wonderful Ciaté manicure downstairs in their incredibly slick and serene spa. We used Ciaté and while I was tempted by the corrupted yellow neon that glows in the dark (such fun!) I opted for my favourite signature red nail varnish – they have the perfect colour for me, it’s called ‘Boudoir’ – Thoroughly recommend it!” The MERRY BERRY manicure (£75) and pedicure (£80), that use festive ingredients including orange, clove, juniper berry and cinnamon, will be available from 1st November 2013 until 1st February 2014.
Brown’s Hotel will be welcoming guests for Festive Afternoon Tea in the English Tea Room, seasonal cocktails in The Donovan Bar and Christmas menus in HIX Mayfair over the festive season, and the Lulu Guinness Christmas Tree will provide a unique Surrealist twist to the celebrations. All guests visiting the hotel during December 2013 will have the chance to win a two night stay at Brown’s Hotel and £250 towards a Lulu Guinness handbag.
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Notes to EditorsLulu Guinness
Handbag and accessories designer Lulu Guinness launched her eponymous company in 1989 and now has shops in London, New York and Tokyo and is stocked in specialty stores worldwide, including Brown Thomas in Ireland and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong. Several pieces are held in museums, including London’s V&A, while others have been displayed in exhibitions held at Sotheby’s London and New York. www.luluguinness.comRocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 11 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; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily. Future openings: Jeddah; Marrakech; Cairo; Luxor.
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