51 Buckingham Gate, London, is set to unveil the world’s first Jaguar Suite this September – an exciting collaboration between two TATA-owned companies, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and Jaguar.
The sleek design of this 1,832 square foot, two-bedroom abode alludes to classic and contemporary Jaguar models, from the legendary 1960’s E-type to the state-of-the art C-X75.
Overseen by Jaguar design director Ian Callum and his in-house design team, the suite features specially-commissioned auto-inspired artwork and displays.
Using materials taken from the cars, such as leather, metal and high gloss veneer, Taj’s boutique London hotel now nods to the legacy and future vision of Jaguar’s timeless style.
The Jaguar experience starts subtly at the door, with sleek wood panelling greeting guests on arrival and Jaguar damask lining the bedroom walls.
Intriguing design features are evident throughout, from the minimalistic clean-fuel fireplace referencing the shape of the brand’s hallmark rear window to the finest leather that lines the cars, ebony veneer doors and custom-made Jaguar wallpaper.
Small Jaguar wave motifs and Jaguar trapeze detailing accompany an array of carefully selected collector’s items that adorn the suite and will be familiar sights to those who know and love these luxury motoring masterpieces.
51 Buckingham Gate will unveil the Jaguar Suite next month
Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to London.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
London.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.