Hotel Ovolo Central unveils invigorating evolution in Hong Kong
Ovolo Central, the city’s most conveniently-located designer hotel on Arbuthnot Road, has been transformed into a stimulating space that pays tribute to the fun and playful atmosphere of Central, and brings a fresh hospitality concept to downtown Hong Kong.
Just a stone’s throw away from Hong Kong’s most famous landmarks, including Soho, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, the city’s iconic escalators, and Hollywood Road’s antique stores and art galleries, Ovolo Central is at the heart of the action, with unbeatable proximity to Hong Kong’s lively bars and renowned restaurants.
The very first Ovolo to ever exist, Ovolo Central unveils a brand new façade – a delicate, glazed black metal grid – that creates a user-friendly, residential expression. Its transparency increases natural daylight and ventilation to the interiors, and now features four new entrances, with a lobby seating area that showcases a modern fireplace, alongside Ovolo’s signature ‘globe’ light and stainless steel ‘egg wall’. The ground floor and the lower floor are connected by a linear staircase, allowing additional daylight to filter in, inviting people to move easily between levels.
The boutique designer hotel features an array of unique and edgy design elements and channels a modern, funky aesthetic replete with custom-made artworks, luxurious fabrics and design accents riffing on the city’s east-meets-west heritage. A standout is the first-floor state-of-the-art meeting room, which also connects onto a spacious balcony, with a carefully curated art collection by MAKE throughout the space. Boasting 41 spacious rooms, each with its own edgy, rock-n-roll vibe and unique commissioned artworks, Ovolo Central promises a cozy and comfortable stay.
The new Platinum rooms, designed by Monique McIintock Interiors, showcase exposed windows, sleek TV displays and edgy drinks cabinets, plus a generous range of standard stay inclusions, from free super-speed WiFi, free happy hour drinks and an in-room Nespresso machine, to free laundry, free gym access and an in-room Amazon Alexa.
Most noteworthy is Ovolo Central’s Radio Suite, designed by award-winning firm ALT-254, which spans the entire top floor of the hotel measuring 700 sq ft. Featuring an unbeatable view and a sleek, modern design, the suite is perfect for today’s modern traveller looking for a one-of-a-kind hotel stay in an entirely original space.
This revamped boutique designer hotel also boasts an exceptional flagship food and beverage offering. VEDA, Hong Kong’s first vegetarian hotel restaurant spearheaded by celebrated vegetarian chef Hetty McKinnon, brings an array of plant-based dishes that burst with flavours. Signature dishes include Nepalese Ricotta and Spinach Momos (HK$78) with a smoked chilli and tomato achaar, a vegan-friendly Soba Noodle Salad (HK$68/118) with a stunning ginger and shallot dressing, and the unmistakable Baked Aloo Gobi (HK$78/130), a roasted whole or half cauliflower served with crispy potatoes and a curry sauce.
Served alongside the menu are an extensive list of Australian wines and an innovative cocktails menu. Designed by MAKE and KplusK Associates, VEDA offers city dwellers a stunning variety of affordable, healthy options.
“Right here… Right now! That’s what Ovolo Central is all about. Ovolo Central was my very first hotel, and what we’ve created here is a ‘New Sensation’ right in the epicentre of Hong Hong. An exciting new look and feel that is bursting with Ovolo personality. So our shiny, happy guests not only get to experience cool art, original designs, great music, and our fantastic new vegetarian restaurant VEDA, they get it all in an unmatched location,” says Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Founder & CEO of Ovolo Hotels Group.
For more information and to book, visit: www.ovolohotels.com