Jerusalem conjures up images of pilgrimage and religion and is not usually at the top of bucket lists unless for these reasons. The Old City is sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians that pour in to worship at locations bound to the foundations of their faith. The city was built on diversity; diversity that has both segregated and united over 1000 years. In order to experience the City and all it has to offer you will need a base from which to explore. Villa Brown Jerusalem is a fabulous luxury and contemporary boutique hotel, fusing the old with the new.
The luxury hotel resides in a renovated & picturesque 19th-century villa in the heart of city, next to the Russian compound and overlooking the Ethiopian church. The Old City walls and city centre lie just a 5-minute walk from Villa Brown Jerusalem’s doorstep. The villa was originally built as the family home of a wealthy doctor who served as the general manager of the Rothschild hospital in Jerusalem. The hotel features 24 plush rooms and suites, a garden bistro-café, rooftop spa and terrace, meeting room, library and a unique underground “Cave Bar” located at the old water well underneath the house.
Known as the ‘Grande Dame’ of the Brown Hotels collection, the Villa Brown Jerusalem is exquisitely draped in jewel-toned fineries. The hotel’s distinct aesthetic is a multi-layered interpretation of the East-Meets-West social and cultural pinnacle of Jerusalem during the British Mandate period. It merges Neoclassical, Ottoman and Eclectic-design-styles with contemporary interior influences, exemplified through velvety pigments of red, emerald and mauve that adorn the public and private spaces throughout the property.
The VBJ is located at 54 HaNeviim Street smack in the middle of the cosmopolitan heart of Jerusalem; an emerging destination that compliments its Holy City sites with trendy cafes, high-calibre museums and art galleries, restaurants, bars and the famed Mahane Yehuda food market. If you are heading to Jerusalem then Villa Brown Jerusalem is the perfect hub to retreat to after a long day exploring this sacred city.