Hard Rock International, in collaboration with glh Hotels unveiled plans for Hard Rock Hotel London. A conversion of the existing Cumberland Hotel, once frequented by guitarist Jimi Hendrix, the upcoming project will be situated at Marble Arch on Hyde Pk. and at the crossroads of Oxford St. and Park Ln. The 900-room property is scheduled for completion in summer 2018.
THE RED-LETTERED 'RR' EMBLEM affixed to the downsized Pantheon grille on the Rolls-Royce 103EX is a reminder — if you needed one — that this car is purely experimental. Like the blown-glass illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy, the grille is purely cosmetic — there is no radiator or internal combustion engine behind it — but too dear to the marque to be excluded from the design, even as its creators contemplate the next century in the most forward-thinking ways possible.