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    Top business hotel: The Murray, Hong Kong
    Set in the heart of Central, the high-profile Murray hotel was once home to key government departments
    The Murray, Hong Kong. Credit: Mike Pickles
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    The Murray Building has undergone quite the transformation. Once home to key government departments, this celebrated colonial-era landmark has become The Murray, the elegant new flagship of Niccolo Hotels. It’s the highest-profile addition to the Central district’s hotel landscape in a decade and is set to become a popular leisure and business destination.

    The Murray, Hong Kong. Credit:  Mike Pickles

    Credit: Mike Pickles

    Location

    Here’s a rare combination: a hotel right in the heart of central Hong Kong but with green surroundings and a spacious air. It’s connected via walkway to the Central and Admiralty commercial districts, while St John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong Park and the Peak Tram are all just a stroll away. In short, an ideal location for both business and leisure.

    The room. Credit:  Mike Pickles

    Credit: Mike Pickles

    The Rooms

    With natural light, stone and leather textures, and simple modern fittings, The Murray’s rooms feel a world away from a government office. There are 336 guest rooms and suites here, all larger than 500 square feet, and each boasting views of the city skyline or green hills.

    The restaurant. Credits: Mike Pickles

    Credit: Mike Pickles

    Facilities

    With five restaurants and bars, The Murray is set to become a popular place for entertaining, especially at Popinjays on the rooftop. For large gatherings, the 25th-floor Niccolo Room can seat 300, while The Arches outside can accommodate up to 350 people with the building’s iconic curved archways as a backdrop. After hours, head to the lap pool, gym or spa. niccolohotels.com

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