Sydney’s historic Finger Wharf was the perfect spot for Ovolo’s next Australian hotel. Given the iconic location, the energetic lifestyle brand needed to completely transform the site’s existing facilities to appeal to a new generation of guests while reinvigorating the wharf and bringing the brand to life.
Ovolo recently received a stunning renovation thanks to HASSELL.
"After the success of Ovolo Laneways hotel in Melbourne, the Hong Kong-based operators again partnered with HASSELL to realise a bold vision.
"With the Ovolo guest at the heart of the design process, the hotel embodies everything the brand stands for – young, energetic, cheeky, accessible and effortless – and is evident at every touchpoint from the employees’ uniforms through to the most pervasive design decisions.
"Ovolo represents a collection of hotels that connect people with their locations, and combine their personality with the character of the immediate environment.
"In this case, it’s the 100-year old Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, close to Sydney’s city centre. The brand new hotel capitalises on the brilliant light, harbour, and cosmopolitan setting, transforming the historic wharf into a place that people can inhabit and truly appreciate. To inject vitality into the hotel, we first needed to transform an uninviting wind tunnel along the vast central spine of the existing hotel.
"We broke the space into smaller zones and inserted pavilions, creating an environment that’s more intimate – more Ovolo – and celebrates the building’s heritage. Pockets of sunlight and tree-filled spaces within the pavilions encourage a variety of uses, which entices people to visit and linger.
"Ovolo Woolloomooloo creates a missing link within its broader precinct giving people reasons to visit – and return. Buzzing bars and restaurants and emerging retail options are great for local residents and hotel guests alike, and anchor the hotel within its surrounds.
"Inside, the welcoming public spaces and fresh colour scheme contrast with the deliberately atmospheric guest rooms, building drama and interest. The rooms are truly unique, boasting generous in-room inclusions, custom lighting and locally commissioned artworks." - Words, Hassell.
Free inclusions are wi-Fi, lounge drinks and snacks, in-room mini bar and snacks, happy hour, self-laundry, continental breakfast, 24-hour pool and gym and self-service laundry.
Multiple websites say the hotel's "low rates" and its ability to speak "multiple languages" contributes to its high ratings.
Hope onto the Ovolo website and you'll be inundated with special offers.
Booking direct will give you exclusive freebies, while rates have been frozen in Australia giving those travelling to Oz lower prices. Meanwhile, Ovolo and Uber have teamed up to offer discounts on travel fares.
About Ovolo Hotels
We are a dynamic lifestyle hospitality company that provides guests with the BEST in effortless living because we know it’s all about YOU! We design and service our hotels from a traveler’s point of view with smartly spaced interiors full of the latest tech, luxury hotel amenities and fresh fun-loving features.
Best of all, they are all free! That’s right, everything from the breakfast, mini-bar, Wi-Fi and even happy hour is all covered when you stay with Ovolo Hotels… And The Best Rates are all here on our website. Because we love you, man!
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