“A place where retro chic and pop art collide”

South Yarra can confidently be described as the proudly cosmopolitan enclave of Melbourne. It has long possessed the reputation for trendsetting within the realms of food, art and fashion. It is also the perfect atmosphere in which to step out in style and celebrate the myriad of the sensual aspects of life. As such, and with an energy that often times approaches a Bacchanalian festival pitch, South Yarra sets the scene for an extraordinary hotel experience. Enter Ovolo Hotel. Located at 234 Toorak Road, thereby making it Kay & Burton’s newest and possibly most attractive neighbour, Ovolo Hotel is literally “beyond ordinary”. In other words, take what you know – or what you think you know – about high-end luxury accommodation and simply forget about it. Erase the intellectual slate and start anew. An open mind and a suspension of expectation, and possibly of belief, are required to become fully immersed in Ovolo’s bold, creative and unpredictable vibration, a vibration that will transport you to the rich and decadent days of disco, rock-and-roll and retro glamour. Of course, one question begs. Are you brave enough?

Blending past, present and progressive elements, Ovolo South Yarra is “a place where retro chic and pop art collide”. Imagine a collaborative effort between Austin Powers and Andy Warhol, and this may give you a glimmer of an idea of what awaits your arrival. Think all mods, zero cons. Each of the 123 rooms is meticulously infused with retro plush and accents of chrome and colour. As well, the range of rooms on offer has been specifically tailored to guests’ needs. These include the Go Go, the Go Go City, the Boogie, the Boogie City, the Groovy, the Groovy City, the Groovy Twin and the Groovy Suite. Groovy, in this instance, harks back to the days of the outrageously decadent New York City club, Studio 54. For the ultimate Ovolo experience, book one of the Rockstar Suites, a seamless blend of new technology, custom joinery and retro furnishings. A King bed, snack-packed Loot Bag, OMG bathroom amenities, mini cocktail bar, sofa bed and sitting area with coffee table, wardrobe and original artwork by Mr. Brainwash, “the master of orchestrated collision of street and pop”, sit atop the list of Rockstar Suite features that will contribute to a one-of-a-kind and other-worldly accommodation experience. Furthermore, if you book directly with the hotel, perks which include Sundowner drinks at Social Hour, midnight (or daytime) treats from the minibar and a complimentary breakfast to help prepare your body and mind for the day ahead, are all inclusive. Did somebody just exclaim, “YEAH, BABY!”?

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Speaking of food and drink, why not feed your soul and partake in Ovolo’s unique kitchen-and-bar concept, Lona Misa Bar and Eatery, where surprises and delights greet you at every turn? The Lona Misa menu is inspired by fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce and ethical eating. It is a heavily vegan menu that contains vegetarian options, as well. To reiterate, let go of what you think you know. This food is “vibrant, loud and unapologetic”, not surprisingly. The culinary team behind this lively Latin bar and dining experience is comprised of renowned Melbourne chefs Shannon Martinez, of Smith and Daughters and Smith and Daughters Deli, and Ian Curley, of French Saloon and Kirk’s Wine Bar fame, who boasts decades of experience in European fine and bistro dining. Together, they create an innovative and “rebellious renaissance from root to stem”. Theirs is a kitchen in which “yin meets yang, North meets South and oil meets vinegar”. Seasonal cocktails and wines sourced from some of Australia’s most progressive producers provide the perfect complements to Martinez’s and Curley’s imaginative and “conscious cuisine”. Be brave. Be courageous. Be bold, even brash. Throw yourself into the sensory celebration that is Ovolo Hotel, pure sophistication with attitude to boot!

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