|Source: Wharf Hotels. The Murray,|
Wharf Hotels announces the opening of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, as the group's latest flagship Niccolo property and a new addition to the luxury contemporary chic collection by Wharf Hotels.
As one of eight historic landmarks under the Conserving Central initiative introduced by the Hong Kong government in 2013, The Murray has almost 50 years of history. The landmark building is located in the heart of the city in Central, Hong Kong, and celebrated as a pioneering example of sustainability. Designed with deeply recessed square windows, its ground-breaking energy efficiency concept is still applauded today - decades later. These windows have been enlarged and now create a magnificent picture frame for city skylines and garden vistas.
The Murray includes 336 sophisticated suites and guestrooms spanning 25 floors, with over 75% at 50 sq m or larger. Interiors are embellished with natural fabrics and stone, leather and plush textiles creating a contemporary chic sanctuary and sophisticated ambience.
Said Dr Jennifer Cronin, President, Wharf Hotels: “Niccolo Hotels was launched as a new luxury hotel concept with Niccolo Chengdu three years ago, where it soon became one of the leading hotels in the city, followed by Chongqing in September 2017 where Niccolo Chongqing is making its mark as a sky hotel*. Niccolo’s Changsha and Suzhou will also open sky hotels in the next two years.
“As a Hong Kong based hotel group, we are indeed proud to bring Niccolo’s flagship to life where the story really began. We are extremely excited to be able to evolve the legacy of the past from an iconic city landmark, to a new destination for luxury hotel experiences of the future. Under the leadership of Duncan Palmer, MD, The Murray will become one of the great hotels of the world for which Hong Kong will be extremely proud.”
For gourmands, The Murray will offer five restaurants and bars led by a world-class culinary and mixology team, including a modern European restaurant - The Tai Pan; an elegant venue - the Garden Lounge; a Wall Street-inspired bar in Murray Lane; a rooftop bar and restaurant - Popinjays, and the Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, Guo Fu Lou.
Complementing its banqueting expertise, The Murray will present over 1,900 sq m of meeting and event spaces designed for lifestyle and corporate occasions. The Niccolo Room on the 25th floor adds to the list of the city’s most desirable event spaces for banquets and conferences with a capacity of 240 seated guests or receptions for up to 350. Additionally, there are six smaller boardrooms all featuring natural light.
Foster + Partners has honoured the building’s rich history by retaining its signature features, including the former driveway that circled the building beneath the property's three-storey arches. The one-of-a-kind space will transform into a semi-alfresco venue named The Arches that can host up to 350 guests, overlooking Hong Kong Park, the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, and St John’s Cathedral. The Arches is expected to provide a stylish setting for fashion shows and luxury automotive showcases, exhibitions, cocktail parties and social gatherings.
The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel is at
22 Cotton Tree Drive
Central, Hong Kong
Central, Hong Kong
Call +852 3141 8888 with enquiries
*A sky hotel is a hotel that is situated within a skyscraper, typically on higher floors.