With its quintet of restaurants, sprawling suites and lofty park views, The Murray turns Hong Kong’s reputation for toe-pinching hotels on its head. The building stands apart from the bulk of Central’s skyscrapers, giving most rooms far-reaching views – a rarity in Hong Kong. Inside, the passion for extra leg room prevails: even the smallest rooms are bigger and brighter than the city’s average apartment, and feature interiors by celebrated architects Foster + Partners, who’ve added decadent marble bathrooms, gold-toned lights and sleek mid-century furnishings. The building’s 1960’s façade remains untouched, however, preserving its dramatic archways and slanted windows – an award-winning design triumph that shields the rooms from the heat of the sun.
Our Favourite Rooms: There are no disappointments here: the smallest rooms are 38sq m with marble bathrooms and views of the city or surrounding park. From there on, they get increasingly indulgent: N2 Grand Rooms and above have freestanding oval bath tubs, and all the suites have separate living areas with sleek designer furniture.
Packing Tips: In the hotel, smart, snappy dressing will keep you right. If you’re planning on hiking to Victoria Peak, bring a sturdy pair of trainers – the climb takes a good 90 minutes.