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Pack Your Bags: Melbourne Welcomes Laneways By Ovolo



If you're considering a weekend away before the end of the year, then look no further than Sydney's cool younger sister, Melbourne (better dressed and has way more attitude) because it's set to welcome 80’s Memphis nostalgia with Laneways By Ovolo making its debut mid-November as an evolution of the much loved Ovolo Laneways.


Found deep within the vibrant heart of Melbourne’s many tangled laneways, the boutique designer hotel will offer a big personality; an eclectic inner-city stay infused with rebel spirit that beats to a different drum.


Beaming with creative flair, Laneways by Ovolo will be a colourful nod to Melbourne’s paint-splashed streets. With 42 Memphis-inspired rooms, tailored to the weekend adventurer and the corporate crusader, it will be the perfect spot for travellers to kick off their heels or slip on some sneakers and hit the cobblestones. Or even catch a show in the city’s thriving theatre district.


A key Laneways By Ovolo experience will be the addition of an all-new food and drink offering through a unique taphouse experience, Amphlett House. The 120-seat venue will feature a sophisticated yet fun interior with exceptional drinks and elevated pub classics.



The beverage program led by Maybe Sammy co-founder Andrea Gualdi (awarded ‘The Best Bar in Australasia 2021’ by ‘The World’s 50 Best Bars’) , Ovolo’s Creative Beverage Director, will feature a curated a drinks list that will tap into a new way of drinking, serving up the classics and a variety on tap including craft beers, wines and a unique selection of handcrafted cocktails using Australian ingredients.


Andrea Gualdi said: “My background has been completely focused on cocktail bars so I am thrilled with this unique opportunity. Our aim is to bring the same level of quality you’d find in Australia’s best bars to the drinks offering at Amphlett House. We are lucky to have access to some incredibly progressive Australian and international producers, both in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic categories, and we look forward to showcasing quality, local produce in a welcoming setting.”

Interior designer and Luchetti Krelle principal Rachel Luchetti says of the design brief “We have relished the creative challenge of creating a sophisticated and stylish space that gives a nod to the building’s 80’s era. Memphis nostalgia was a perfect fit for this project and we have interpreted this through injecting colour and energy in the classic Ovolo manner.”


Laneways By Ovolo will officially launch mid-November, whilst Amphlett House will start serving drinkers and diners from late October. This reimaged boutique designer hotel experience and its location will find guests at the centre stage of Melbourne and allow them to lose themselves in a world of culture, cuisine and curiosity.


If you'd like to book your stay at Laneways by Ovolo, visit their website here.

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