Niccolo Hotels to operate luxury HK hotel
Hong Kong – 8 February 2017
New luxury hotel brand Niccolo Hotels announces its flagship property in Hong Kong. The Murray, a Niccolo Hotel, Hong Kong, is part of the government’s Conserving Central Project and is scheduled to open in October on Cotton Tree Drive in Central.
As well as being the first significant new luxury hotel to open in Hong Kong for several years, The Murray will breathe new life into one of Hong Kong’s most iconic and historic buildings.
The tall white landmark structure, with its distinctive arches and recessed windows, was built in 1969 and has since won many awards for energy-efficient design.
Foster and Partners, whose works in Hong Kong include The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank headquarters and the Hong Kong International Airport, have been engaged as designers for the 336-room hotel.
Duncan Palmer – who previously worked with The Savoy, The Connaught, Mandarin Oriental and Langham Hotels – has been appointed as the hotel’s managing director, “I am quietly confident this will become the preferred hotel in Hong Kong for visiting dignitaries, captains of industry and leaders in style. They will appreciate the sophisticated and international standard of hospitality that the Niccolo brand delivers,” says Palmer.
The first hotel under the brand, the Niccolo Chengdu, opened in April 2015.
The brand is designed to cater to the growing maturity and sophistication of the luxury hotel sector in China.