Put a historic landmark and a prominent design firm together, and you’ll get The Murray. The hotel, opened just several months ago, is a former government office building that has been transformed into a new luxury destination after 45 months of redevelopment by Fosters + Partners. It sits in the heart of Central, a new icon amongst all the existing skyscrapers in the business district.
The Murray enjoys a serene location overlooking the Hong Kong Park and Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Its spot is truly a rarity in Central, blessed with both the convenience of the city and the tranquillity of nature. Even for the wealthy, a night’s stay in the city’s new luxury hotel is sure to astound.
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Originally designed by Ron Phillips in the 1960s, the building stirred up much architectural interest during its opening, winning numerous awards for its pioneering and energy-efficient design. Most of the features, including the three-storey arches and the distinctive orientated windows, are preserved in the redesign.
Today, The Murray houses some of the city’s largest guestrooms, with most spanning up to 50sqm. In addition to accommodation, the hotel has also become a major destination for dining, offering five high-class restaurants. The new outdoor spaces, brimming with greenery, concludes the hotel. What can I say, The Murray is a five-star package for sure!
Can’t afford a night’s stay? It’s still worth a visit. If you’re up for an indulgent afternoon tea, complete with the hotel’s handpicked selection of champagnes and wines, The Murray’s Signature Afternoon Tea awaits you. Alternatively, you can do what I did: sneaking in just for the photos! 😉
22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3141 8888
Other great architectural buildings you must see:
- Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, JCCAC
- Jockey Club Innovation Tower
- Long Museum West Bund
- Police Married Quarters, PMQ
- Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
- Serpentine Pavilion
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