Business Overview | Wharf Hotels

The Group currently operates 14 hotels in Asia Pacific through Marco Polo hotels, six of which owned by the Group. This portfolio is poised to expand over the coming years with a steady pipeline of new hotels surpassing benchmarks of excellence. These new hotels will unveil a seamless blend of understated luxury, immaculate design and exquisite service to meet the sophisticated demands of discerning global travellers.

The Group’s new luxury brand, Niccolo, is a unique representation of sophisticated urban chic hotels. It has proven to be a resounding brand and business success in just a year. The first Niccolo opened at Chengdu IFS in April 2015 and has garnered a host of prestigious awards with the latest addition being “Best Business Hotel in Southwest China” at the 9th TTG China Travel Awards. Among its peers in the city, Niccolo Chengdu was the market leader in room yield for the first half of 2016, underlining the ultimate success story for this brand extension.

Adding to this new brand portfolio are another three Niccolo hotels to be opened in the IFS complexes in Chongqing, Changsha and Suzhou which are progressing to plan. At the same time, Marco Polo Changsha (alongside Niccolo Changsha), to be opened at Changsha IFS, will take the Marco Polo brand to the next level in its exciting evolution.

The Murray

The previously known Murray Building was acquired by the Group through listed subsidiary Harbour Centre Development Limited for HK$4.4 billion in November 2013. It is a 27-storey majestic building with towering arches and quite possibly the last remaining prime site in Central for a major hotel.

It is a new luxury hotel project with a total investment of over HK$7 billion, and has officially named it as “The Murray” on 21 September 2016. The Murray is part of the government’s Conserving Central Project and is scheduled to open in October 2017.

With its unique location in a stand-alone building positioned between the Central business district and the green oasis of Hong Kong Park, the 336-room hotel will offer a sophisticated, urban chic sanctuary in the heart of the city. Situated on Cotton Tree Drive in Central, it will breathe new life into one of Hong Kong’s most iconic and historic buildings.

Being the first significant new luxury hotel to open in Hong Kong for several years, the tall white landmark structure, with its distinctive arches and unique recessed windows, was built in 1969 and has since won many awards for its ground-breaking and energy efficient design.

The Group’s hotel portfolio:

  • Hong Kong
    • Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
    • Gateway Hotel
    • Prince Hotel
  • China
    • Marco Polo Parkside, Beijing
    • Marco Polo Changsha* (2019)
    • Marco Polo Changzhou
    • Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi, Foshan
    • Marco Polo Jinjiang
    • Marco Polo Shenzhen
    • Marco Polo Xiamen
    • Marco Polo Wuhan
  • The Philippines
    • Marco Polo Plaza, Cebu
    • Marco Polo Davao
    • Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila
  • Hong Kong and China
    • Niccolo, Chengdu
    • The Murray, Hong Kong* (2017)
    • Niccolo, Chongqing* (2017)
    • Niccolo, Changsha* (2018)
    • Niccolo, Suzhou* (2018)
  • * under development




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