Designed by leading international design practice Hassell, a Century old wharf in the Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo became the new Ovolo Hotel. Ovolo represents a collection of hotels that connect people with their locations, and combine their personality with the character of the immediate environment.
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. 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.
HASSELL design team goes to explain their process: “We’ve drawn on our expertise in workplace and hospitality design to make Ovolo the Australian benchmark in meeting the needs of a new generation of guests who want to work flexibly across a wide range of settings within the hotel. To give people the opportunity to switch off when they need, we’ve provided ample settings for them to gather and connect with each other. The revived space is very Sydney, and very Ovolo, and a welcome new international destination for travelers.”
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.
“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. ”-from the architect.
This stylish hotel offers 100 guest rooms which have retained the building’s old-school character while featuring funky and glamorous Ovolo renowned design elements.