The Murray, Hong Kong

​Nestled on Cotton Tree Drive in Hong Kong’s Central district, The Murray has long been one of the city's most recognisable landmarks, an iconic office building since the 1960s.

Nestled on Cotton Tree Drive in Hong Kong’s Central district, The Murray has long been one of the city's most recognisable landmarks, an iconic office building since the 1960s. To the delight of travellers, in January 2018, it debuted as the city's newest 5-star hotel in a transformation led by award-winning architects Foster + Partners. Delivering a distinctive style hit, guests are welcomed by cathedral height ceilings, shiny black granite floors, marble counters, brushed brass flourishes and marvellous contemporary art works and sculptures. The hotel's 336 rooms are notable for their sophistication and spaciousness – the majority expand over 50 square metres – with sweeping views of Hong Kong Park and Victoria Harbour. The sumptuous beds are dressed in luxe linens and the marble bathrooms are impressive with Grown Alchemist amenities and free-standing egg-shaped tubs. State-of-the-art technology includes free Wi-fi, smart TVs and ‘magic glass’ in the bathroom which becomes opaque at the touch of a button.

The hotel’s five bars and restaurants include Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, Guo Fu Lou, rooftop cocktail bar Popinjays and Murray Lane, a New York-style lobby bar and lounge.

Other highlights include a swimming pool, spa and in-house nutritionist, dance and tai chi classes, outdoor boot camps, or private fitness coaching.

Why we like it

  • 1960s Modernist masterpiece turned luxe hotel
  • Michelin-starred Guo Fu Lou, a Cantonese concept restaurant
  • Spacious guestrooms with marble bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology
  • Eye-catching paintings and sculptures from owner’s private collection
  • Excellent leisure offerings, including fitness classes and pools