Guoman Hotels is launching a $4 million transformation of the Buckingham Wing of its most centrally located London hotel, the Charing Cross. The project, due to be completed in February 2011, is in addition to a $4.8 million refurbishment of the entire hotel.

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Drawing on its heritage as the former home of Charles Kingsley and the famous “Bloomsbury Set” of writers, The Kingsley will offer guests staying in its suites access to an exclusive series of lost classics brought back into print by local publisher Bloomsbury Publishing.

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The Cumberland hotel in London, which was the last known address of Jimi Hendrix, is marking the 40th anniversary of the guitar legend’s death on September18 by creating a new Hendrix-inspired suite and hosting a mini-exhibition of photographs of Jimi.

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