Wharf Hotels' highly anticipated new property, The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, opened its doors to the public today.
As one of eight landmarks under the Conserving Central initiative introduced by the Hong Kong government in 2013, The Murray is an iconic architecture with almost 50 years of history located in the heart of the city in Central, Hong Kong.
Sustainably designed by Foster + Partners, The Murray features deeply recessed square windows, which ensures energy efficiency and acts as a frame of the city skylines and garden vistas.
The property includes 336 suites and guestrooms spanning 25 floors, offering some of the city's most spacious accommodation choices with over 75% at 50 sqm or larger. Interiors are embellished with natural fabrics and stones, leathers and plush textiles for understated sophistication.
"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, Managing Director, The Murray will become one of the great hotels of the world for which Hong Kong will be extremely proud," said Jennifer Cronin, president, Wharf Hotels.
The Murray will offer five restaurants and bars including a modern European restaurant - The Tai Pan; an elegant venue - the 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, which will be progressively opened.
Event planners can look forward to its over-1,900 sqm of exclusive meeting and event spaces designed for luxury, fashion, art, wedding and corporate occasions.
Launched as a new luxury hotel concept three years ago, Niccolo Hotels' portfolio includes properties in Chengdu, Chongqing, and in the next few years, Changsha and Suzhou.