• The Murray, Hong Kong, Prepares to unveil unique exhibition and event space in Central

    6 July 2017

    (5 July 2017, Hong Kong) Opening in late 2017, The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, will debut over 1,900 sqm of exclusive meeting and event spaces that are destined to become Hong Kong’s go-to venues. In redesigning the landmark building, global architectural and design studio 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 sqm, providing a relaxed setting for casual events for up to 100 guests. At the Hotel’s Garden Level (UG/F), The Murray Lawns are beautifully landscaped and offer 150 sqm of event space that can accommodate up to 125 guests. It will be the location of choice for exclusive soirees and private parties.

    With a postcard-worthy vista of the city and abundant natural light filtering through the building’s distinctive recessed windows, the multi-purpose function rooms on the second floor are inviting work spaces for executive meetings, seminars and break out rooms. Consisting of a pre-function area and six rooms, each ranging from 35 to 40 sqm, three rooms can be combined to create a larger space measuring up to 105 sqm.

    Embodying the contemporary sophistication of the Niccolo brand, the Niccolo Room situated on the 25th level reflects timeless style with a subtle palette of neutral tones and gold accents. Ideal 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 sqm, the Niccolo Room is the hotel’s largest indoor venue, welcoming up to 360 guests for a cocktail-style reception. Equipped with seamless audio-visual equipment, two opposing walls with floor to ceiling LED panels and eight LED panels on each section of the ceiling, will facilitate personalised audio-visual displays and colour themes.

    Taking event spaces to new heights, The Murray’s top floor will feature a rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace*. These exceptional spaces will offer panoramic views of The Peak and Hong Kong’s stunning city skyline. The focal point of the 355 sqm 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, perfect for al fresco entertainment. These exciting spaces, combined with The Murray’s professional, attentive service will ensure the most memorable of events.

    Seasoned event specialist Kieron Hunt has been recently appointed Executive Assistant Manager of Restaurants, Bars and Events to support the hotel in creating distinctive corporate and lifestyle occasions. Hunt will lead the events team; bringing planning expertise, professionalism and an eye for detail to every facet of an event, ensuring guests enjoy a flawless experience.

    Guests will also experience the finest pan-Asian and Western cuisines. The Murray’s Executive Chef, Fabrice Lasnon, will create unique menus to showcase seasonal ingredients and modern flavours. Behind the rooftop bar, the hotel’s resident sommelier will curate fine vintages and artisanal wines to complement the menu while expert mixologists will add a touch of glamour with custom-made cocktails.

    “The Murray will be a leading hospitality and events destination in Hong Kong,” says Duncan Palmer, managing director of The Murray, Hong Kong. “Our enviable location, multipurpose venues and exceptional support staff will make our event spaces the obvious choice for corporate events, conferences, exclusive social gatherings.”





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