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Top business hotel: The Murray, Hong Kong

Set in the heart of Central, the high-profile Murray hotel was once home to key government departments

The Murray Building has undergone quite the transformation. Once home to key government departments, this celebrated colonial-era landmark has become The Murray, the elegant new flagship of Niccolo Hotels. It’s the highest-profile addition to the Central district’s hotel landscape in a decade and is set to become a popular leisure and business destination.


The Murray Hotelcredit: Mike Pickles
Mike Pickles

Here’s a rare combination: a hotel right in the heart of central Hong Kong but with green surroundings and a spacious air. It’s connected via walkway to the Central and Admiralty commercial districts, while St John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong Park and the Peak Tram are all just a stroll away. In short, an ideal location for both business and leisure.

The Rooms

The Murray Hotelcredit: Mike Pickles
Mike Pickles

With natural light, stone and leather textures, and simple modern fittings, The Murray’s rooms feel a world away from a government office. There are 336 guest rooms and suites here, all larger than 500 square feet, and each boasting views of the city skyline or green hills.


The Murray hotelcredit: Mike Pickles
Mike Pickles

With five restaurants and bars, The Murray is set to become a popular place for entertaining, especially at Popinjays on the rooftop. For large gatherings, the 25th-floor Niccolo Room can seat 300, while The Arches outside can accommodate up to 350 people with the building’s iconic curved archways as a backdrop. After hours, head to the lap pool, gym or spa.

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