Readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Choose The Murray, Hong Kong as Best Hotel in Hong Kong

The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, was named the top hotel in Hong Kong by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine, announced Editor-in-Chief, Pilar Guzmán as a result of the 2018 annual Readers’ Choice Survey.

“This kind of win is virtually unheard-of for a new property like The Murray and represents the travel preferences of the 429,000 readers who voted in this year’s poll,” says Marcia Kline, Asia and Australia Travel Director, Condé Nast Traveler.

The Murray is a sophisticated contemporary chic 336-guestroom and suite hotel situated in a refurbished landmark building that formerly housed government offices; located in the heart of the Central business district and the green oasis of Hong Kong Park.  Among its unique features is Popinjays, a stunning rooftop bar with some of the most breathtaking views of the city. The hotel debuts four other world-class restaurants and bars, which showcase local and international flavours inspired by diverse culinary traditions as well as creative meeting and event spaces at venues such as the Niccolo Room or The Arches for up to 350 guests. Other facilities include an indoor lap-pool, spa and fully equipped gymnasium.

Welcoming guests only since 15 January 2018, The Murray is the first significant new luxury hotel to open in Hong Kong for several years and is a key component of the government’s Conserving Central project. In the short span of under a year, it has garnered much international acclaim. Other recent awards and accolades conferred upon the hotel include being listed by TIME Magazine as one of the World’s Greatest Places 2018, “City Slicker, Big Sleep Awards 2018” by National Geographic Traveller, “The 2018 Luxe List” by DestinAsian and “Best New Business Hotel in Asia” by

“We are honoured to be recognised by the global-citizen readers of Condé Nast Traveler as being a leader in our field, standing out among the finest establishments in the world to deliver impeccable service and an experience beyond expectations,” said Duncan Palmer, Managing Director.  He continued, “This exceptional achievement reflects the combined efforts of all our colleagues, affirming our commitment to excellence. Our team is dedicated to elevating The Murray to even more new heights.”

Highlights of Awards & Accolades:

1.Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards 2018” Top Hotels in China

Ranked #1 in Hong Kong with score of 97.98 and #3 in China

2.TIME Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places 2018”– Places to Stay”

“… where it notes the architectural history and the redesign by Foster + Partners as well as the panoramic view of the Hong Kong skyline. 

3.DestinAsian Magazine, “The Luxe List 2018”

Best New Hotels in the Asia-Pacific Region

4.National Geographic Traveller’s “Big Sleep awards 2018

City Slicker

This rewards the boldest, brightest and, in some cases, brilliantly brashest city hotel. This new kid on the block has bags of style and comfort, tailored to discerning urban travellers. We reveal the slickest addresses out there for city-bound tourists. 

5.Smart Travel Asia, “Best in Travel Poll 2018”,

Top 10 Luxury Hotel in Asia

6.Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘The Hot List 2018’

Best New Hotels Around the world.

  • “The Best New Business Hotel in Asia. The Murray in Hong Kong lets you get any kind of work done—without ever feeling corporate” –
  • “Few locations in Hong Kong better capture the spirit of modernism than the Murray Building” / “the perfect place to rub shoulders with Hong Kong’s movers and shakers” Wallpaper*
  • “…it’s no wonder that the Murray—the neighborhood’s sterling newcomer designed by the acclaimed architecture firm Foster + Partners—is causing a stir.” Robb Report
  • “Hot in the city – One of the most anticipated hotel debuts­ in Hong Kong in a decade, The Murray, is garnering rave reviews.” – The Australian
  • Featured on’s Asia’s Hot List: 22 luxurious new hotels opening in 2018 and Condé Nast Traveler’s 35 Best Hotels in Hong Kong

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