Niccolo Hotels, the new luxury hotel brand, is set to catapult into the limelight with the announcement of its exciting new flagship property in Hong Kong.
The Murray, a Niccolo Hotel, Hong Kong, being part of the government’s Conserving Central Project will open in late 2017, on Cotton Tree Drive in Central.
As well as being the first significant new luxury hotel to open in Hong Kong for several years, The Murray will breathe new life into one of Hong Kong’s most iconic and historic buildings.
The tall white landmark structure, with its distinctive arches and unique recessed windows, was built in 1969 and has since won many awards for its ground-breaking and energy-efficient design.
World-renowned architects Foster and Partners, whose works in Hong Kong include The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank headquarters and the Hong Kong International Airport, have been engaged as designers for the project.
With its unique location in a stand-alone building positioned between the Central business district and the green oasis of Hong Kong Park, the 336-room hotel will offer a sophisticated, urban chic sanctuary in the heart of the city.
Among its unique features will be a stunning rooftop bar with some of the most breathtaking views of the city.
A series of signature restaurants are also being planned.
Seasoned British-born hotelier Duncan Palmer has been appointed as the hotel’s managing director, and will bring his many years of experience with The Savoy, The Connaught, Mandarin Oriental and Langham Hotels among others to create a truly world-class new hotel for Hong Kong.
“I am quietly confident this will become the preferred hotel in Hong Kong for visiting dignitaries, captains of industry and leaders in style.
“They will appreciate the sophisticated and international standard of hospitality that the Niccolo brand delivers,” said Palmer.
The first hotel under the brand, the stylish Niccolo Chengdu opened in April 2015 and has quickly been recognised as the city’s leading centre for luxury accommodation, fine dining and events.
The new Niccolo Hotels brand was conceived and designed to cater to the growing maturity and sophistication of the luxury hotel sector in China, and Chengdu was chosen as the setting for the brand’s first hotel since it has become the most successful economy of any city in mainland China.