July 6, 2017
Unique exhibition and event spaces will be created at The Murray
Opening in late 2017, The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, will debut over 1,900 sq m of meeting and event spaces. In redesigning the landmark building, Foster + Partners has honoured 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, that will welcome over 500 guests. With idyllic 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.
Complementing The Arches is the adjacent Cotton Tree Terrace which spans 130 sq m, providing a relaxed setting for casual events for up to 100 guests. At the Hotel’s Garden Level (UG/F), the landscaped Murray Lawns offer 150 sq m of event space that can accommodate up to 125 guests.
With abundant natural light filtering through the building’s distinctive recessed windows, the multi-purpose function rooms on the second floor are for executive meetings, seminars and break out rooms. Consisting of a pre-function area and six rooms, each ranging from 35 to 40 sq m, three rooms can be combined to create a larger space measuring up to 105 sq m.
The Niccolo Room situated on the 25th level is created for conferences, galas or weddings, this flexible venue can be partitioned to create a pre-function room or up to eight individual spaces, each outfitted with wall panels that slide back to reveal 65” flat screen televisions. At 420 sq m, the Niccolo Room is the hotel’s largest indoor venue, accommodating up to 360 guests.
The Murray’s top floor will feature a rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace. These spaces will offer panoramic views of The Peak and Hong Kong’s stunning city skyline. The focal point of the 355 sq m restaurant and bar venue is The Aviary, a private dining room with a striking glass façade and lofty interiors that will accommodate up to 12 guests surrounded by the rooftop terrace.