Ovolo plans two Hong Kong hotel openings for 2013

Hong Kong: Hotel and serviced apartment operator Ovolo is opening two hotels this year, including its biggest project to date.

The two new ventures are described as “HK’s first NYC-style warehouse conversion and another signature hotel property opening on Hong Kong Island’s Southside”.

In the autumn, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road will open. Described as Ovolo‘s largest and most ambitious hospitality concept to date – “the inspired transformation of a Southside Hong Kong warehouse into a stunning new 162-room lifestyle hotel” is designed in collaboration with architectural partners KplusK Associates.

Designed to echo New York-style warehouse conversions, the property will have a fully-equipped gym and three Ovolo-operated food and beverage outlets – including an expansive lounge, international restaurant, and a rooftop bar.

The company says: “Once one of the island’s few remaining manufacturing districts, Southside, with art galleries and fashion brands moving in, can now be compared to the early days of Manhattan’s celebrated Meatpacking district. Through this transformation the area has fast become the city’s next hip leisure destination, with spritely cultural neighbourhoods now intersecting with big business and world-class attractions.”

Ovolo group founder and CEO Girish Jhunjhnuwala said “We see ourselves as pioneers for this upcoming part of Hong Kong. After two years of careful planning and preparation, we are creating a signature Ovolo hotel that will combine our hallmark interior design concepts, high-tech features and all-inclusive services in a building full of unique industrial character, all to create a stylish and effortless living experience for guests.”

In July, 100 Shek Pai Wan Road, a “cozy seaside design hotel”, will open. It will feature 85 guestrooms, a lounge and a 24/7 fitness centre, “all designed with chic coastal aesthetics in fresh, intimate and relaxed interiors”.


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