For North Alabamians seeking a fun and quick luxury getaway, we suggest booking your next stay at the Kessler Collection’s Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, an Autograph Collection. Located in Birmingham’s beautiful upscale suburb of Mountain Brook, the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook offers and unparalleled luxury-art-inspired boutique hotel experience that is within walking distance to the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. (We’d like to note, this hotel is a quick one-hour-fifteen minutes drive away from Huntsville, Alabama, making it an ideal couple’s weekend getaway destination.)
The Grand Bohemian Art Gallery
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed into a 100-room boutique hotel that is bathed in European-inspired floral elements with bold colors and oversized chairs, custom designed carpets and lighting that reflects neighboring Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ vibrant grounds. The hotel features 12,000+ sq. ft. of meeting and event space and the Grand Bohemian Art Gallery that showcases rare, local, international and original artwork.
Inside the rooms of The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook
Guests rooms feature 360 square fee of inspired space, plush bedding which include down duvets and pillows, and marble-appointed bathrooms. During our stay, we enjoyed the attention to art details inside of the room as well as the serene views overlooking Mount Brook Village.
Luxury Spa Experience at the Poseidon Spa in Mountain Brook
For guests looking to indulge in the ultimate luxury experience during their stay at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, we recommend booking a massage at the Poseidon Spa located on site. We indulged in a couples spa experience that included deep tissue massages with hot stones. Each treatment, be it a deep tissue massage or a rejuvenating facial, is administered by experts who use a blend of traditional techniques and contemporary innovations.
The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Book Culinary Options
One cannot speak of the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook without mentioning its outstanding culinary offerings. The in-house restaurant, Habitat Feed & Social, offers a beautifully curated menu of regionally inspired dishes- think classic Southern dishes with a contemporary twist that are as visually stunning as they are flavorful. We couldn’t get enough of the blackened red fish and pimento cheese hushpuppies.
One surprising culinary experience that we could not pass up is the Habitat Cooking School, which offers guests the opportunity to prepare ingredients and cook a meal, alongside an accomplished chef guiding you step-by-step along the way.
During our stay, we had the pleasure of participating in the Southern Table cooking class, which showcased delectable dishes of the American South, including Alabama, Mississippi and the Lowcountry—with a modern, elegant twist.
The entire class participated in the preparation of the meal, which included:
- Pickled Shrimp with Celery and Mustard
- Fried Green Tomatoes with Avocado Ranch
- Johnny Cakes with Blackberry BBQ and Alabama Hot Slaw
- Skillet Berry Cobbler with Thyme and Vanilla Ice Cream
Visit the Grand Bohemian Hotel of Mountain Brook
Our final thoughts? The Grand Bohemian Hotel of Mountain Brook is not just a place to stay; it’s a place to experience, to relish, and to remember. We found it to be the perfect quick getaway for Huntsvillians. Whether you’re drawn by the promise of culinary delights, spa pampering, or the embrace of art and boutique shopping, this hotel delivers on all fronts. We’re looking forward to returning and indulging ouselves again. Next time a visit across the street to the Birmingham Botanical Garden would be the perfect compliment to our stay.