London hotel unveils new Jimi Hendrix-themed suite

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London, Sept 11 (ANI): People who want to have the ultimate Jimi Hendrix experience can now do so at a hotel in London.

The new Hendrix-themed suite, which has been set up at the Cumberland Hotel off Park Lane, has a giant bed strewn with velvet cushions and zebra throws, the Sun reported.

The hotel is where Hendrix is said to have given his last ever interview, and the suite is being unveiled for a special public viewing next Saturday to mark the singer's death anniversary on September 18, 1970.

The fifth-floor suite overlooking Marble Arch also has on an iPod an hour-long recording of Hendrix talking to his music writer friend Keith Altham, 69, about reforming his band The Experience.

"Everybody should have a room where they get rid of all their releases. My room was a stage," Hendrix can be heard saying.

Altham advised Cumberland owners Guoman Hotels in designing their tribute suite.

A Hendrix-inspired Flying V guitar hangs on the wall alongside framed copies of NME articles, while a rainbow swirls giddily across the ceiling past a cascading light in the form of a human figure.

A mirror swings towards the bed, reflecting satin and sequins, a crimson carpet, orange curtains and, naturally, a haze of purple.

The Hendrix Suite at London's Cumberland hotel costs 399 pounds a night for two people, which includes a bottle of Hendrix's favourite Smokehead scotch and breakfast. (ANI)

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