Hong Kong-based Ovolo Group Ltd., part of Hind Hotels & Properties Ltd., has rapidly grown into one of Hong Kong’s largest independent hotel and serviced apartment owner-operators since it was founded in 2002. The Group’s latest project in Hong Kong, Ovolo Southside, has just opened in July as the first warehouse-to-hotel conversion in Hong Kong. Beyond the territory, the Group is making strong headway in Australia as it announces three new acquisitions: BLUE Sydney and Hotel 1888 in Sydney, as well as Oaks on Lonsdale in Melbourne, Australia.
Speaking of the latest hotel acquisitions in Australia, Mr Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Founder and CEO of Ovolo Hotels, said: “2014 marks a significant milestone for Ovolo Hotels by acquiring three hotels outside Hong Kong. The purchase is part of an aggressive brand expansion strategy across Australia. They presented a unique opportunity for us to reinforce our presence in the Australian hotel market.”
Mr Girish Jhunjhnuwala said: “Sydney and Melbourne continue to be the top destinations for hotel investors and for foreign capital into Australia. Through the Group’s expansion plan in the country and later in the Asia Pacific region, we hope to inspire design conscious living offering high-tech touches that have become a hallmark of the brand. Our aim is to provide truly effortless living and experience our unique personalized service with all the extras included.”
Ovolo Hotels is renowned for offering the first-to-market all-inclusive services, a cornerstone of the Group’s core concept of effortless living. Styled for maximum guest convenience and comfort, the hotel offers free breakfast and Happy Hour social drinks daily, alongside free daily replenished in-room minibar, free Wi-Fi, self-service laundry facilities and flexible check out. With the new property joining the Group’s portfolio reaching a larger, international audience, Ovolo Hotels give more shiny happy people a chance to enjoy their bright rooms and bright ideas.
Ovolo Hotels’ properties in Australia are located at:
BLUE Sydney: 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia
Hotel 1888: 139 Murray St, Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia
Oaks on Lonsdale: 23-33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ovolo Melbourne: 19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
BLUE Sydney has inspired travel connoisseurs, seasoned critics and the press to bestow a number of awards, including ‘Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ by World Travel Awards, London in Oct 2010; ‘Top Hotel in Oceania’ by Conde Nast Readers Choice Award in Jan 2010, and ‘Top 20 Best Australian Hotels’ by Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List in Jan 2009..