CELEBRATED RESTAURANT GUO FU LOU TO OPEN AT THE MURRAY, END-2017

The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel located on Garden Road, today announces an agreement with Fook Lam Moon Restaurant Group to open Guo Fu Lou, a prominent Cantonese restaurant at the Hotel.  Scheduled to open together with the Hotel in late 2017, Guo Fu Lou at The Murray, Hong Kong is expected to attract its devoted patrons, including Hong Kong’s most prominent and influential movers, shakers and epicureans.

“Since the founding of the Guo Fu Lou brand in 2010, we have been looking for an ideal premise to be the permanent home for this modern and boutique restaurant brand of the Fook Lam Moon family. Guo Fu Lou at The Murray is the result of the exclusive partnership with the Hotel and will be the only one in Hong Kong,” says Duncan Chui, executive director of Fook Lam Moon Restaurant Group.  “The Hotel’s location, along with the carefully curated interior design of the new space, will be accentuated by our legendary cuisine and outstanding service.  It will be a new dining destination for the people of Hong Kong as well as guests of the Hotel and the city who are looking for top quality Cantonese food with a stylish and elegant ambience.”

Facing Champion Tower (formerly Citibank Tower), the restaurant is situated within a two-storey pavilion adjacent to Cotton Tree Drive and across from the Hotel’s main entrance. Andre Fu, founder of the multiple award-winning AFSO design studio, leads the interior design team in creating the new Guo Fu Lou.  Featuring sensuous interiors reinforced by the firm’s rigorous pursuit of new Asian sensitivities, the restaurant’s spaces are designed to inspire and indulge.  The 90-seat restaurant will boast a contemporary chic and authentically inspired design.  Guests who prefer more privacy may choose to book one of the private dining rooms which can accommodate between 6 to 40 guests.  A sprawling terrace, with an additional 48 outdoor seats beneath the Hotel’s courtyard heritage tree, provides the perfect vantage point to observe the Hotel’s thought-provoking arrival and departure activities.  The distinctive setting is ideal for outdoor dining, a unique feature among Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong and the region.

Duncan Palmer, managing director of The Murray, Hong Kong remarked, “We are proud to have Fook Lam Moon Restaurant Group as a partner bringing their acclaimed culinary experience to The Murray.  Their boutique restaurant brand Guo Fu Lou is the perfect match for the Hotel as a contemporary urban chic lifestyle destination. “