Hong Kong’s Central is frenetic business and retail heart, crammed with skyscrapers, swanky malls and luxury hotels. So, no wonder why the Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited (WREIC) and Niccolo Hotels brand chose it as a location for the city’s newest, luxury iconic landmark hotel.
The Murray is the Hong Kong-based Wharf Hotels’ third Niccolo Hotels-branded property, joining the Niccolo Chengdu and the Niccolo Chongqing, which opened in September, 2017.
Designed by the acclaimed architecture firm Foster + Partners, The Murray was officialy opened on January 15, the property is now receiving guests as well as reservations at its dining outlets.
As well as being the first significant new luxury hotel to open in Hong Kong for several years, The Murray will breathe new life into one of Hong Kong’s most iconic and historic buildings. A former government headquarters tower, the 27-storey Murray Building, originally designed by architect Ron Phillips almost 50 years ago, has been re-born as 5-star luxury hotel with panoramic views over the city’s Central Business District and serene green surroundings.
The architecture of the building is in direct response to the climate of Hong Kong with recessed windows, carefully orientated to avoid the harsh tropical sunlight. The new design retains the façade while upgrading other aspects of the building and extending the life of the building by introducing new functions appropriate for the changing demands of the city – giving it a sustainable legacy for years to come.
This contemporary urban sanctuary features 336 sophisticated spacious suites and guestrooms across 25 storeys and five elegant dining destinations including a glamorous rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic views. The hotel’s terraces around the arches, an architectural signature of the building also showcase views of the city, Hong Kong Park and Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.
The Niccolo Room on the 25th floor adds to the list of the city’s most desirable event spaces for banquets, weddings and conferences with a capacity to seat 240 guests or receptions for up to 350. Additionally, there are six smaller boardrooms all featuring natural light.
The Murray is dedicated to savvy business travellers, captains of industry, leaders in style and global entrepreneurs.