By Marilen Fontanilla
The Murray, Hong Kong opened its historic doors to the public in 2018, a much awaited addition to the Wharf Hotels luxury chic contemporary collection under the Niccolo brand. Its edifice celebrates the past and future of the building and the vibrant city where it stands.
What sets it apart from other hotel brands for visitors to this favorite Asian destination? We list down why it has to be THE choice for savvy travelers seeking the ultimate luxury hotel in Hong Kong.
1. For history buffs who want to take some rest amidst opulent heritage.
The Murray, Hong Kong stands out as an inspiring landmark building under the Conserving Central government heritage preservation initiative. Being driven up its iconic driveway already hints at the illustrious heritage waiting to unfold and be enjoyed.
2. When one covets elegant breathing space
Converting the iconic 1960s Murray building into a luxury hotel with spacious accommodations was not an easy feat. And yet, the 336 sophisticated suites and guest rooms spanning 25 floors provide an oasis in the dense expanse of Hong Kong,
3. Seeking spectacular vistas
A glamorous rooftop restaurant and bar and expansive terraces provide unmatched panoramic views of the city over Hong Kong Park and Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, offering an ambiance of an understated yet chic sanctuary.
4. Appreciating award–winning architectural design
A pioneering example of sustainability, each of hotel guest room features uniquely recessed windows allowing abundant daylight without direct heat from the morning sun, an architectural feature which has won countless awards for ground-breaking and energy efficient design.
5, Where gastronomic discoveries await
The Murray presents some of the city’s best restaurants, while delighting guests with memorable dining and lifestyle experiences. The Tai Pan serves unrivaled modern bistro fare, delivering a delightfully relaxing and cosy experience. The Garden Lounge’s elegant atmosphere is a treat for the senses, with an all-day menu featuring international favorites. Set inside the hotel’s lofty and light-filled lobby, Murray Lane is a vibrant addition to Hong Kong’s bar scene in the heart of the financial district. Roof-top bar and restaurant, Popinjays, offers panoramic vistas. Housed in a specially commissioned two–story pavilion adjacent to the hotel entrance, MIÁN takes inspiration from the meaningful legacy of the hotel site married with the essence of the eight great regional cuisines of China.
6. Because meetings demand more
Complementing its banqueting expertise, The Murray will present over 1,900 square meters of exclusive meeting and event spaces designed for luxury, fashion, art, wedding and corporate occasions.
The Murray, Hong Kong offers attractive tailor-made package and state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces, offering organizers an array of flexible meeting spaces. The Niccolo Room on the highest floor of the hotel and numerous smaller boardrooms provide desirable event and meeting spaces. Plan your event at The Murray, Hong Kong and enjoy one complimentary room for every booking of 25 rooms (Max 4 complimentary rooms for booking of 100 rooms).
7. There is always time to indulge.
The Murray offers the perfect excuse to partake of fabulous package offerings without being too frivolous.
The Indulgence Package features a one night relaxing stay in the appointed guest room while guests can take advantage to savor a range of culinary delights with HK$ 1,000 dining credit from hotel’s five acclaimed dining establishments.
Perfectly reflecting the modern traveller’s desire for luxury and convenience, the Cassia Lounge Package allows guests to unwind in one of the hotel’s spacious guest rooms and sample a plethora of gourmets with free-flow Ruinart Champagne and 12 years old Macallan or Dalmore whiskeys in the Cassia Lounge. Elevate the stay with experiencing seamless complimentary one way Mercedes Benz limousine transfer and wide range of extra services designed to pamper all guests in the best possible way.
8. When festivities beckon
Experience the enchantment in the hotel’s luxurious abode with a range of festivities including a visit to the Christmas market, meet and greet Santa at awe- inspiring Santa’s Grotto, a HK$1,500 festive hotel credit and a Christmas gift set from the luxury perfume brand Penhaligon’s. Embrace the festive ambiance where every moment is infused with joy and holiday spirit.
This winter, the Murray, Hong Kong invites you to create everlasting memories with the Christmas Blissful Package. Christmas Blissful Package includes meet and greet Santa at the Santa’s Grotto, amongst others.
9. Being in the hub of Central
The Murray provides easy access catering to diverse activities from shopping at Causeway Bay, sightseeing at Victoria Peak or cultural immersion at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Prominently located at the bottom of Garden Road and Cotton Tree Drive, the sophisticated urban sanctuary boasts a seamless blend of scenic views of the city’s CBD and the lush green oasis of Hong Kong Park. What’s not to love about that?
10. Since accolades do matter
On top of the numerous prestigious accolades garnered, the award-winning hotel became the only Hong Kong hotel in The Leading Hotels of the World’s exclusive loyalty program since 2020, manifesting its commitment to strive for internationally acclaimed hospitality standards of excellence. In 2022, The Murray was proud to achieve a five-star rating, the highest honor awarded by Forbes Travel Guide. The contemporary chic hotel also won the “Best City Hotel – Hong Kong” for the second time at the 31st Annual TTG Travel Awards 2022 and was named the “Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in Asia/Pacific” in Historic Hotels Worldwide Annual Awards of Excellence 2022.