The Murray, a Niccolo Hotel, in Hong Kong introduces historic tour
HOTEL tours just got a lot more sophisticated with The Murray, a Niccolo hotel in Hong Kong introducing a historic tour to acquaint visitors with the rich and vibrant story behind the storied building.
The Murray, Niccolo’s splendid arches, opening onto the Cotton Tree Terrace
The Murray, a Niccolo Hotel, was a former government building, reimagined into a luxury hotel to continue its important role in serving the city. The original design by Ronald Phillips in 1969 cemented its status as one of the most recognisable buildings in Hong Kong, and a recent refurbishment in 2018 has retained these features and melded together old and new to create a luxe hotspot for every traveller’s list.
The Murray, a Niccolo hotel, lit up under the Hong Kong evening sky
The new guided tours, conducted by learned city insiders, aim to present the hotel to both visitors and keen members of the public as a landmark made to be explored.
Educational elements of the tour include a sighting of the Cassia Javanica var. Indochinensis, one of only two registered Old and Valuable Treesin Hong Kong, as well as the award-winning energy efficient windows, retained from the days as a government building.
The Murray, Niccolo’s lobby, by day
Best of all: the tour itself is complementary, and runs twice daily. It is imperative to book ahead, as each session only accommodates participants, and you won’t want to miss a peek behind-the-curtain at one of Hong Kong’s most stately and elegant destinations.