Hong Kong SAR, China, 15 February 2023 – Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises, today announced its 2023 Star Awards. The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel earned its second Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award and is showcased with other honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
Including the latest acknowledgement by Forbes Travel Guide, The Murray, Hong Kong has garnered nearly 40 valuable awards and accolades in total since its grand opening in 2017. This honour is the icing on the cake during the hotel’s 5th anniversary celebration, as well as the best affirmation of the highest service standards by hotel associates. Originally built in 1969 as a government office complex, the Murray Building was designed by British architect, Ron Philips. Considered innovative during that era, with the introduction of recessed windows that shelter the interior from the sun, thus moderating the use of air-conditioning, this pioneering sustainable and energy-saving solution has won the building numerous energy-efficient design awards. Philips was invited by Foster+Partners to transform his art piece into a luxury five-star hotel, celebrating the past and future of the building and vibrant city.
“We are proud to receive this honour for the second consecutive year, awarded by Forbes Travel Guide, one of the most prestigious global authorities on luxury travel,” said Mr. Adriano Vences, General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong. “Our consistent commitment to service excellence has gained the continuous support of global travellers and business partners. Our dedicated team is determined to go above and beyond to take care of guests and to create unrivalled experiences. With the reopening of borders and lifting of COVID-related measures in most parts of the world, we are ready to welcome the world’s business and leisure travellers anytime.”
“Travel is in an incredible position for continued growth, as people prioritise authentic, in-person experiences,” says Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “The hotels, ocean cruises, restaurants and spas on our 2023 Star Rating list demonstrate an impressive commitment to creating memorable environments that nurture connection, joy and sense of place as we experience the world to its fullest.”
The Murray, Hong Kong will continue to embrace Niccolo spirits by delivering “New Encounters. Timeless Pleasures” and providing contemporary chic hospitality and memorable experience to all guests.
Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority on excellence in hospitality, and The Murray, Hong Kong is included again in its illustrious annual Star Rating list.
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About The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel
Named a Five-Star Hotel by the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide, The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel is a high-profile preservation project by British international studio for architecture and integrated design Foster + Partners. The hotel, part of Hong Kong SAR’s Conserving Central initiative, was previously the stand-alone Murray Building, one of the city's most iconic landmarks. The US$ 1 billion contemporary sanctuary features 336 oversized rooms and suites spanning 25 floors. Other facilities include a swimming pool and spa, a stunning rooftop bar with breath-taking views of the central business district and the green oasis of Hong Kong Park, a series of signature restaurants and bars, as well as creative meeting and event spaces. The Murray is also the first hotel in China and Hong Kong to be listed as “Sharecare VERIFIED® Health Security with Forbes Travel Guide” to recognise the hotel’s health security achievement. The Murray is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together 35 brands with over 500 hotels in 85 countries.
Further details on The Murray, Hong Kong are available at niccolohotels.com.
About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based hundreds of exacting standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.
About Ultratravel Collection
Ultratravel Collection brings together hotels of distinction for the discerning traveller. Its membership is reserved for the very best hotels and resorts in the world – genuinely luxurious and iconic properties that deliver the finest service and personalised guest experiences. Member hotels share an integrated global platform for guest recognition and loyalty rewards, the DISCOVERY programme from partner Global Hotel Alliance, as well as beneficial relationship with the multi-media brand Ultratravel, the other founding partner of Ultratravel Collection. For more information, visit ultratravelcollection.com.
About GHA DISCOVERY
Launched in 2010, GHA DISCOVERY is the world’s largest loyalty programme for independent hotel brands, featuring more than 500 hotels, resorts and palaces across 35 brands. Members enjoy VIP recognition, thoughtful benefits and generous rewards at home or away. Recently the programme has evolved to include an additional tier and flexible paths to upgrade through nights/stays, eligible purchases or number of brands stayed, making it easier and faster for members to reach elite status. Unlike more traditional programmes, GHA DISCOVERY does not ask members to count points towards their next upgrade. Instead, members earn and spend DISCOVERY Dollars (D$), an exclusive rewards currency. They also enjoy members-only Experiences curated by each hotel and have access to properties close to home, without a stay, through member-only Local Offers.
For more information about GHA DISCOVERY or to join, visit www.ghadiscovery.com or download the GHA DISCOVERY mobile app. Travellers can also connect with GHA DISCOVERY on Instagram and Facebook.
About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (Leading Hotels of the World)
Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, Leading Hotels is a collection of uncommon luxury hotels. Rooted in the locations in which they are found, members embody the very essence of their destination. Through varied styles of architecture and design and distinct cultural experiences enhanced by passionate people, the collection is for the curious traveler looking for their next discovery. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, Leading Hotels has a nine-decade-long commitment to providing remarkable, authentic travel experiences. The company selects only hotels that meet its high standards for quality and distinctiveness, resulting in a curated portfolio of hotels united not by what makes them the same, but the details that make them different. Leaders Club is the company’s exclusive tiered guest loyalty program, consisting of like-minded travelers seeking uncommon travel experiences. The program provides its members with personalised service and exclusive travel benefits to enhance their stays at any Leading Hotel around the world. For more information visit: www.lhw.com, Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LeadingHotels, Twitter @LeadingHotels and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld