Besides the fact that this Louisville landmark has been in business for about 100 years and is on the National Register of Historic Places, The Brown Hotel is home to the restaurant that first served The Kentucky Hot Brown. A recipe that has been being recreated around the state ever since. But let’s get back to the hotel. The stunningly gorgeous lobby is just a taste of the luxury of the hotel. The ceilings are covered in hand-painted ornate plaster reliefs that are breathtaking. It’s a true English Renaissance hotel, with intricately carved railings, decorative crown molding, and other classic architectural details. Not only that, but the 293 guest rooms boast five inch pillow top feather beds with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters, so you’ll be sleeping in the lap of luxury.