In the hotel lobby guests are greeted by reception pods and an Honesty Bar, offering an assortment of sweet and savoury treats, bottled cocktails, wine and Champagne. The bar relies on an honour system, where guests note what they take and it is charged back to their rooms.
With 42 rooms, the new look for the hotel takes inspiration from the 1980s Italian design and architecture collective Memphis Group, whose aesthetic was characterised by scattered, brightly coloured shapes and lines, combined with black-and-white graphic patterns.
The refreshed hotel also features Room 303, an exclusive suite styled by renowned design aficionado Neale Whitaker that includes a collection of original art, limited-edition objects and soft furnishings hand selected by Whitaker.
A key Laneways By Ovolo experience is the addition of the all-new food and drink offering Amphlett House which features a menu overseen by Ovolo’s director of kitchen operations Ian Curley with support from head chef Ben Gree.
“The food concept for Amphlett House is elevated pub dining, with a classic menu highlighting quality Victorian produce,” said Curley.
“I’ve loved this part of Melbourne for many years and am looking forward to serving up humble fare with big flavours at the top end of town. We welcome guests to share a meal with family and friends or grab a quick bite with your better half.”