By THE NATION
As one of eight historic landmarks under the Conserving Central initiative introduced by the Hong Kong government in 2013, The Murray is an inspiring piece of architecture with almost 50 years of history, and a landmark building in the heart of the city.
Designed by Foster + Partners, the hotel is a pioneering example of sustainability and showcases its ground-breaking energy efficiency concept through deeply recessed square windows
These windows have been enlarged and now create a magnificent picture frame of the city skylines and garden vistas. There are 336 sophisticated suites and guestrooms spanning 25 floors, offering some of the city’s most spacious accommodation choices with 75 per cent of them at 50 square metres or larger. Interiors are embellished with natural fabrics and stones, leathers and plush textiles creating a contemporary chic sanctuary and an ambience of understated sophistication.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of The Murray, a new hospitality icon for not only Hong Kong, but our global community, and the flagship for the Niccolo brand,” said Dr Jennifer Cronin, president of 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, The Murray will become one of the great hotels of the world and one of which Hong Kong will be extremely proud,” Dr Cronin added.
During the day, gourmets can enjoy dining at five restaurants and bars led by a world-class culinary and mixology team, including the modern European restaurant, The Tai Pan; the elegant Garden Lounge’ a Wall Street inspired bar in Murray Lane; a roof-top bar and restaurant - Popinjays, and the well-established Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, Guo Fu Lou.
Complementing its banqueting expertise, the hotel will present more than 1,900 square meters of exclusive meeting and event spaces designed for luxury, fashion, art, wedding and corporate occasions.
Find more details at NiccoloHotels.com.