Located at the corners of Fourth and Broadway in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, The Brown Hotel is one of the most treasured landmarks in Louisville. One of the finest and most beloved, the Brown was built in 1923 at a cost of $4 million by J. Graham Brown, the hotel was a magnet for many prominent guests and celebrities during the 1920s through the 1950s. In 1971, two years after the founder passed away, The Brown closed as a hotel and later reopened as the Board of Education building. In the early 1980s the building was renovated and reopened as The Brown Hotel and today this stunning 16-story property with a distinctive English Renaissance design is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Brown Hotel's ornate hand-painted plaster relief ceilings, intricately carved railings, decorative crown molding, and other classic architectural details make her one of the finest hotels in the South. One of the most comfortable and sumptuous hotels in Louisville, the Brown Hotel features 293 elegantly appointed guest rooms  and suites; more than 26,000 square feet of meeting space; a business center; fitness center; two restaurants, and the renowned Lobby Bar. The Brown's fine dining restaurant, The English Grill, has been voted "Louisville's Best Restaurant." For over 80 years, The Brown has figured prominently into the social life of Louisville and its opulent ballroom is the site of many of the city's most elegant and gracious social functions.