The hotel will display some of the company’s curated memorabilia, becoming home to some of their 80,000 historical music pieces. The hotel’s interiors are designed by architect studio Scott Brownrigg, who did the Sky Garden at the top of London’s Walkie Talkie building. Along with 995 rooms the hotel will also have two bars and a 370-seat Hard Rock Cafe. It will also host musical performances throughout the year.
The hotel’s general manager Oliver Kahf said, “[The Cumberland Hotel] has stood at the intersection of British music and fashion since the 1930s and when we open in spring 2019, it’s sure to become a go-to London hotspot once again. We’re very excited about the opportunity to have a Hard Rock Hotel in the cradle of music. There is nowhere more relevant to us than London.”
You can listen to Jimi Hendrix’s last interview, given at The Cumberland Hotel, below.