Where Retro-Chic and Pop-Art Meet in 2021

ovolo hotel south yarra melbourne

The latest addition to the Ovolo hotel collection is located right near the famed intersection of Toorak Road and Chapel Street in Melbourne’s cultural hub of South Yarra. Blending past, present and progressive, a place where retro-chic and pop-art meet. Taking design cues from the days of disco, rock gods and 70’s glamour - all mods and zero cons.

This boutique hotel spanning six levels, plus basement and a ground floor common area for guests to enjoy including a Gourmet Cafe.

Designed by Woods Bagot this 123 room hotel will be stylishly fitted out featuring the latest decor and design trends as well as a glazed facade with counter lever glazed to ground floor cafe. The basement will feature a concierge, common area for guests, multi-use break-out area, wellness room and kitchens. This project will also feature SYNC bathroom pods which will help to reduce the construction time-line and fast track the project.

At the heart of the 123 rooms and suites is Ovolo’s ‘effortless living’ philosophy, experienced through seamless technology integration and intuitive design. Each room will infuse retro-plush, with accents of chrome and colour, including four Rockstar suites all named after the era’s most iconic, lyrical lovers. They display an injection of energy through custom bold graphic wallpapers that jump off the walls, feature bespoke joinery pieces and plush pattern heavy furnishings.

Director and Designer of Luchetti Krelle, Rachel Luchetti said Ovolo South Yarra is a mix of ‘mod’ and ‘retrofuturism’.

“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 Luchetti.

Guests and diners will be able to feed their souls at a unique Ovolo kitchen and bar concept, which will be inspired by fresh and locally sourced produce, ethical eating, and conscious cuisine. Alongside, seasonal cocktails and wines sourced from some of Australia’s most progressive producers will also feature.

Commenting on the new hotel development, Founder & CEO of Ovolo Group, Girish Jhunjhnuwala said it will be anything but under-the-radar!

“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,” he said. “We are excited to see this hotel come to life alongside our other development in Bali, Mamaka By Ovolo.’

Ovolo South Yarra is in the heart of South Yarra, a cosmopolitan corner of Melbourne. It has always had a reputation for setting trends as a cultural hub of food, art and fashion.

Ovolo South Yarra is located at 230 Toorak Road, South Yarra and will launch in the first quarter of 2021.

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Girish Jhunjhnuwala