A Century old wharf in the Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo, has been transformed into the Ovolo Hotel, by design firm HASSELL. 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.
According to the architects: “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. ”
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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. Today’s hotel guests expect to seamlessly switch between work, rest and play – and Ovolo responds with the right mix of technology and amenities.