The Hong Kong hospitality landscape is in for some big changes this year, with a spate of new hotel openings across all levels of the spectrum. Most exciting is the opening of two new ultra-luxury hotels – the first such openings in nearly 10 years since The Upper House and The Four Seasons, and just as exciting as those were. The Murray Hong Kong opens today, and Rosewood Hong Kong around September.
The Murray, Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel
A multi-billion dollar transformation of The Murray Building, an iconic 1960s structure which was once a government building, The Murray is one of the world’s most anticipated openings this year. It is owned by Wharf and will be the new flagship of their luxury portfolio, Niccolo Hotels. Highlights are the events space around the 14.5 metre high arches, and Poppinjay, a rooftop bar and restaurant with panoramic city views set to the new gathering place for the city’s movers and shakers.
Opens: Jan 15, 2018;
Location: 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central
Rosewood Hong Kong
Owned by the New World group, Rosewood is one of the fastest growing and most innovative Asian-based hotel groups, so we can be sure that their brand new hotel in their home city will be a spectacular showcase. It’s located on the site of the old New World Centre next to the InterContinental Hong Kong, which will close in early 2019 for a major overhaul to try and keep up.
Set to Open: September 2018
Location: Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
The first of two hotels to open at Ocean Park, Hong Kong’s home grown theme park, the 6-storey property managed by Marriott will be a resort style hotel with 495 rooms built around a large swimming pool. A second Ocean Park hotel, The Fullerton, is due in 2020.
Set to Open: June 2018
Location: Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Hong Kong
Not one but two Sheraton-managed hotels are opening mid-year in Tung Chung, just minutes from the airport. The hotels are MICE-oriented, with a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate 1,000 and in close proximity to Hong Kong mega event venue, Asia World Expo
Set to Open: July 2018
Location: Tung Chung, Lantau Island
Soravit on Granville
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Soravit on Granville is a 76 room boutique hotel which describes itself as a Thailand themed hotel celebrating the Thai culture and way of life.
Set to Open: early 2018
Location: Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tribute Hotel Yau Ma Tei
A stylish, design led independent boutique hotel in the heart of dense urban Kowloon, Yau Ma Tei. Features just 24 contemporary rooms in two categories big or small. The hotel aims to provide an authentic Hong Kong experience by collaborating with talented local entrepreneurs, artists, designers and craftsmen to bring the area to life.
Set to Open: Q1 of 2018
Location: Tung Fong St. Yau Ma Tei
Hotel Vic on the Harbour by Sun Hung Kai properties is billed as an affordable luxury lifestyle hotel on a harbor front location in Northpoint, or Harbour North as the area is now being called. Highlights include a stunning rooftop bar Cruise, and Farm, a health-food oriented all day dining concept with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the harbour.
Set to Open: Mid 2018
Location: North Point Estate Lane, North Point
Hotel Cozi Habour View
A modest priced contemporary hotel in the lively industrial commercial area of Kwun Tong, featuring 598 guest rooms close to the waterfront and offering great harbor views
Set to Open: February 2018
Location: Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong