The Villa Brown Hotel (of the collection of Brown Hotels) is located in a private villa in Jerusalem that was constructed at the end of the 19th century for the family of a wealthy physician. The villa, which formerly served as a cosmopolitan meeting place for the local social elite, was painstakingly restored and adapted for use as a luxury boutique hotel. The hotel’s exterior restoration and design was the handiwork of architect Michal Cohen-Magen who took her inspiration from the confluence between East and West and the villa’s nostalgic colonial history – the Ottoman Empire, the British Mandate and the evolution of the eclectic Israeli melting pot. Owners Leon Avigad and Ariella Gluck, who were also the interior designers, selected Renby upholstery fabrics and drapes.
City – Jerusalem, Architect – Ran & Morris, Photographer – Assaf Pinchuk