Get ready for the first look at Ovolo South Yarra, a new hangout located next to the famed intersection of Toorak Road and Chapel Street in Melbourne’s cultural hub.
Ovolo Hotels has revealed the first images of its latest hotel, Ovolo South
Yarra, which is now live for bookings from 8th April 2021.
Ovolo South Yarra blends past, present and progressive, as a place where retro chic and pop art collide.
The hotel is home to 123 rooms ranging from micro-hotel rooms to Rockstar Suites named after the era’s most iconic, lyrical lovers – take a guess. Taking its design cues from the days of disco, rock gods and retro glamour, the vibe is bold, creative and unpredictable.
“Ovolo South Yarra will set the scene for an extraordinary hotel experience embodying Ovolo’s philosophy of connecting with its customers emotionally and will complement the local cultural scene through its art, design and unique restaurant concept,” said Ovolo Group founder, Girish Jhunjhnuwala.
Designed with long-term collaborators of Ovolo, Ovolo South Yarra infuses retro-plush, with accents of chrome and colour, it is a heady mix of ‘mod’ and retro-futurism.
The tension between past and future is appropriated with integrated modern art installations and collaborations with local and international artists such as Mr Brainwash, Punk Me Tender, and Australian artist Ben Tankard.
“Retrofuturism explores the themes of tension between past and future and the nostalgia of those eras is appropriated with integrated modern art installations and collaborations with local and international artists, said Rachel Luchetti”
On entry, experience raw brutalism and monolithic forms, such as a domineering concrete reception desk worth the weight of two elephants or 6 tonnes, and a central fireplace with bright orange flue.
A vast internal lightwell, admired from the Lobby or internal rooms, serves as the heartbeat of the hotel. The largest lightwell in Australia, showcases a digital art display, a throwback to golden era of 8-bit arcade games, and simplicity of a lower resolution world.
This announcement follows the much-awaited reveal of the collaboration with renowned Melbourne chefs Shannon Martinez (Smith & Daughters, Smith & Daughters Deli) and Ian Curley (French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar), who will lead Lona Misa an innovative vegan bar and kitchen located in the hotel.
Ovolo South Yarra is located on 234 Toorak Road, South Yarra. It is anything but under-the-radar.
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