Sneak Peek: The Murray, Hong KongBy Staff Reporter
14 Jul 2017
Set to open in late 2017, The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, will feature more than 1,900 sqm of exclusive meeting and event space.
“The Murray will be a leading hospitality and events destination in Hong Kong,” says Duncan Palmer, managing director of The Murray, Hong Kong. “Our enviable location, multipurpose venues and exceptional support staff will make our event spaces the obvious choice for corporate events, conferences, exclusive social gatherings.”
In redesigning the landmark building, global architectural and design studio Foster + Partners has paid homage the building’s rich history by retaining a signature feature, the former driveway that circled the building beneath the iconic three-storey imposing arches.
The one-of-a-kind space will be transformed into a semi-alfresco venue, named The Arches, catering for more than 500 guests. With views of Hong Kong Park and St. John’s Cathedral, The Arches will provide a blank canvas for creative events, from fashion shows and luxury automotive showcases, to exhibitions, cocktail parties and social gatherings.
Adjacent to The Arches, Cotton Tree Terrace spans 130 sqm, providing a relaxed setting for casual events of up to 100 guests.
At the hotel’s Garden Level, The Murray Lawns are beautifully landscaped and offer 150 sqm of event space that can accommodate up to 125 guests – think exclusive soirees and private parties.
Meanwhile, the hotel’s multi-purpose function rooms are located on the second floor, with postcard-worthy views of the city and natural light filtering through the building’s distinctive recessed windows. Consisting of a pre-function area and six rooms, each ranging from 35 to 40 sqm, three rooms can be combined to create a larger space measuring up to 105 sqm.
The hotel’s largest indoor venue, the Niccolo Room (420 sqm) is situated on the 25th level and can accommodate up to 360 cocktail guests amid its subtle palette of neutral tones and gold accents. Ideal for conferences or gala events, the venue can be partitioned to create a pre-function room or up to eight individual spaces, each with wall panels that slide back to reveal 65” flat screen TVs.
The Murray’s top floor will also feature a rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace (main image), including The Aviary, a private dining room with a striking glass façade and lofty interiors for up to 12 guests.
Seasoned event specialist Kieron Hunt was recently appointed executive assistant manager of restaurants, bars and events to lead the events team.