The $40 million Ovolo The Valley will be housed in the former iconic Emporium Hotel in Brisbane, Australia, which Ovolo Hotel Group acquired last January. Woods Bagot, the designers behind the revitalization of Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves and The Ivy in Sydney, handles the renovation at the property.
The Ovolo’s 103 guestrooms will feature whimsical colors reminiscent of Fortitude Valley’s rich hues of streets and laneways, art and other eclectic décor. Custom wallpaper and commissioned artwork become focal areas of the rooms’ interiors.
A rooftop swimming pool, fitness center, sauna and meeting rooms will round out the hotel’s offerings. The hotel is set to open in November. However, work by Woods Bagot in collaboration with New York-based AvroKO will continue on the hotel’s standalone restaurant and bar concept to open next year.
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