From June 3 to July 15, the Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, is participating in celebrating the memory of Muhammed Ali with a roster of special events marking the first anniversary of Ali’s death. The celebration at the Brown includes a special exhibit in the hotel’s lobby, a special cocktail inspired by Ali served in the Lobby Bar, and a menu called “The Greatest Lunch” consisting of Ali’s favorite foods served in J. Graham’s Cafe.
The city-wide I Am Ali Festival kicked off June 3 with six weeks of programming based on Ali’s core principles of spirituality, giving, respect, conviction, dedication and confidence. For a full list of I Am Ali Festival events, visit gotolouisville.com/ali .
I Am Ali Festival offerings at the Brown Hotel include:
“The Greatest Lunch” at J. Graham’s Café
The champ’s favorite meal includes baked chicken, green peas, mac and cheese and spinach, with a special raisin bread pudding dessert garnished with a chocolate boxing glove. Available June 3 to 10.
Ali Cocktails in the Lobby Bar
The Brown Hotel celebrates throughout the I Am Ali Festival with two themed cocktails: The Louisville Lip, a bourbon refresher with crushed ice and freshly squeezed lemonade, and the Ali Smash with rye bourbon, muddled mint, pomegranate liquor and agave nectar.
I Am Ali Exhibit in the Lobby
The Brown Hotel will display memorabilia including signed boxing gloves, photographs, newspaper clippings and stories from his time in Louisville in its Lobby.
I Am Ali Room Package at the Brown Hotel
I Am Ali room packages are available including breakfast for two, two tickets to the Ali center, and a special Ali-themed gift on arrival.
Muhammad Ali Suite
The hotel’s famous Ali suite, dedicated in 2001 by “The Greatest” himself, showcases signed Ali memorabilia, photos and boxing gloves and is available for booking as a one or two bedroom suite.
Roof Garden Yoga at the Brown Hotel
Honoring Ali’s commitment to excellence and respect for himself and others, the Brown Hotel will host a Roof Garden yoga session Tuesday, June 20 at 7 a.m. during “Respect” week. The event is free to attend; donations will be accepted and given to charity. Please bring your own mat; water will be provided. RSVP by June 19 by calling 502-736-3000. In the event of inclement weather, the yoga session will be held indoors.