Ovolo Laneways gets Memphis-inspired revamp

Ovolo Laneways gets Memphis-inspired revamp

From mid-November 2022, Melbourne welcomes Laneways By Ovolo, the evolution of the much-loved Ovolo Laneways.

Laneways By Ovolo will offer a revamped boutique designer hotel experience elevating the existing personal touch and unique offering with reimagined public spaces and rooms by Australian interior designers Luchetti Krelle, and an all-new taphouse experience spearheaded by two of Australia’s hospitality finest, Andrea Gualdi (Maybe Sammy Co-Founder, named ‘The Best Bar in Australasia 2021’ by ‘The World’s 50 Best Bars’), and much-loved Melburnian and celebrated chef, Ian Curley.

Found deep within the vibrant heart of Melbourne’s many laneways, this boutique designer hotel will offer an eclectic inner-city stay. Beaming with creative flair, Laneways by Ovolo will be a colourful nod to Melbourne’s paint-splashed streets.

With 42 Memphis-inspired rooms, tailored to the weekend adventurer and the corporate crusader, it’s the perfect spot for travellers to kick off their heels, or slip on some sneakers and hit the cobblestones. Or even catch a show in the city’s thriving theatre district.

“We have relished the creative challenge of creating a sophisticated and stylish space that gives a nod to the building’s 80’s era,” said Rachel Luchetti, interior designer and principal of Luchetti Krelle.

“Memphis nostalgia was a perfect fit for this project, and we have interpreted this through injecting colour and energy in the classic Ovolo manner.”

A key Laneways By Ovolo experience will be the addition of an all-new food and drink offering through a unique taphouse experience, Amphlett House.

The 120-seat venue will feature a sophisticated, yet fun interior with exceptional drinks and elevated pub classics.

The beverage program led by Gualdi, Ovolo’s creative beverage director, will feature a curated drinks list that will tap into a new way of drinking, serving up the classics and a variety on tap including craft beers, wines and a unique selection of handcrafted cocktails using Australian ingredients.

“My background has been completely focused on cocktail bars, so I am thrilled with this unique opportunity. Our aim is to bring the same level of quality you’d find in Australia’s best bars to the drinks offering at Amphlett House,” Andrea Gualdi said.

“We are lucky to have access to some incredibly progressive Australian producers, both in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic categories, and we look forward to showcasing quality, local produce in a welcoming setting.”

Alongside a unique way of drinking is a food offering of elevated pub classics which all come together in this upbeat atmosphere. This will be overseen by Ovolo’s Group creative culinary director, Ian Curley, with support from head chef Ben Green (recently executive chef at multi-site Gather and Gather, London).

Laneways By Ovolo will officially launch mid-November whilst Amphlett House will start serving drinkers and diners from late October. This reimaged boutique designer hotel experience and its location will find guests at the centre stage of Melbourne and allow them to lose themselves in a world of culture, cuisine and curiosity.

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