The Murray is a Chic, Sophisticated Cocoon on Hong Kong’s Legendary Cotton Tree Drive

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Strands of tender loving care, it seems, are deftly woven into the DNA of The Murray, Hong Kong – which prides itself on being the city’s newest luxury iconic landmark hotel. Even the 100-year-old cassia tree on its grounds is tended to every month by a tree doctor, while the building itself – formerly a government office erected in 1969 – was sensitively reinvented by Sir Norman Foster’s team at Foster + Partners. Guests who check into 22 Cotton Tree Drive in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district (and therefore, of Hong Kong itself), can expect to feel similarly restored after a stay at this contemporary urban sanctuary.

Of its 336 sophisticated suites and guest rooms, you’ll find that the finest private panoramic views of the city are to be enjoyed in The Murray Suite (from HKD51,300/RM26,890) – the largest in the hotel at 225 square metres. An oversized en-suite bathroom, his and hers walk-in wardrobes, separate living and dining areas, a pantry, study, and a fitness zone make for a palatial one-bedroom residence. Meanwhile, tasteful aesthetic touches such as natural stone surfaces, hardwood floors, deep pile plush carpets, fine textiles, and leather upholstery might just prompt you to call your own interior designer to tell them to take note of the details.

Bear in mind that the suite comes with a range of complimentary extras and privileges, such as a roundtrip limousine transfer with a VIP meet-and-greet service at the airport, and a personal butler and shopping butler. Placing emphasis once again on the TLC aspects of The Murray, Hong Kong, you’ll also have exclusive access to the Platinum Lounge at Lane Crawford, which offers complimentary makeup and personal styling services. A wellness consultation with the hotel’s Director of Wellness & Nutrition will get you back on track if you’ve been feeling off-centre recently, through an assortment of therapeutic methods ranging from tai chisessions to superfood menus.

By the next morning, when you’re breakfasting at Popinjay’s – The Murray’s rooftop restaurant – following a remarkably serene night’s sleep and an early gym session with an ex-Olympian trainer, you’ll feel sprightly enough to scale Victoria Peak. Or, alternatively, to take on the entirety of Hong Kong, with all its glorious hustle and bustle.

The Murray, Hong Kong

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