From my travels
Anyone who knows Hong
Kong is familiar with the fact that its skyline and streetscape are forever changing. That’s what I found when visiting The Murray, one of three new hotels we spotlight this month for their innovative style (“Design Stars,” page 90). The odd thing about the new Niccolo property is that, while the building itself is well known, dating back almost a halfcentury, its latest role is not. It’s now an inviting hotel, as opposed to a government office block, that for the first time reveals to the public views of the forest of bank towers and the surrounding neighborhoods that few have ever seen before.