Ovolo South Yarra makes striking, designer debut in Melbourne

by James Wilkinson

Ovolo Hotels has debuted the newest addition to their designer hotel collection, Ovolo South Yarra, in Melbourne.

Located next to the intersection of Toorak Road and Chapel Street in Melbourne’s cultural precinct, blending past, present and progressive, Ovolo South Yarra is a place where retro chic and pop art meet.

“Ovolo South Yarra is ready to deliver an extraordinary hotel experience embodying Ovolo’s philosophy of connecting with its guests emotionally,” says Ovolo Group founder, Girish Jhunjhnuwala.

“The property complements the local cultural scene through art, design and a unique restaurant concept.”

Taking design cues from the days of disco, rock gods and retro glamour, Ovolo South Yarra is bold, creative, and unpredictable.

Designed with long-term collaborators of Ovolo, award-winning designer Luchetti Krelle, all 123 rooms infuse retro-plush, with accents of chrome and colour.

Ranging from micro-hotel rooms to Rockstar suites, completing the hotel in true Ovolo fashion. Each with a musical moniker, aptly named in honour of the era’s most iconic lyrical lovers, ‘John’, ‘Yoko’, ‘Sonny’ and ‘Cher’.

Effortlessly designed, the rooms and suites offer an injection of energy and are anything but dull. Seamless technology integration with Chromecast, Bose Bluetooth speakers (excluding Go Go rooms) and intuitive design is met with custom bold graphic wallpapers that jump off the walls.

While chrome makes a comeback in feature joinery pieces in harmony with plush pattern-heavy furnishings. In addition, Ovolo South Yarra’s rooms feature a convenient water dispenser, hydrating guests while reducing plastic waste.

The hotel’s Restaurant, Lona Misa Kitchen & Bar is spearheaded by renowned Melbourne chefs Shannon Martinez (Smith & Daughters, Smith & Daughters Deli) and Ian Curley (French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar), in collaboration with the hotel.

As Creative Culinary Partners, Martinez and Curley will oversee the heavily vegan and vegetarian menus across the all-day café, bar and restaurant. Working closely with local farmers and producers to source all fresh ingredients.

With decades of experience in European fine and bistro dining, Curley along with plant-based chef and author Martinez have curated produce led vegan/plant-based menus with vegetarian options, paying homage to her Latin roots. A rebellious renaissance from root to stem, sustainably crafted to be shareable, seasonal and flavourful.

To celebrate Ovolo’s latest launch, from April 9 the first 500 bookings will see the revival of retro rates, starting from $99 per night, inclusive of Ovolo signature The Perks – breakfast, mini-bar, WiFi, social hour plus more.