Once a glamorous car showroom for Rolls Royce, this Moorish-style building in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, has undergone a number of renovations. SJB Architecture & Interiors was responsible for its ‘rebirth’ in the early noughties. This time, the brief was to remodel six suites on the first floor as prototypes for a new direction. A new owner, who spends a considerable amount of time in London, often staying at some of the finest boutique-style hotels in Mayfair, was keen to inject a similar elegance and style Down Under.
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Kyal and Kara are almost part of the furniture in Australia, well known for completing two reality renovation television shows, home renovation is their passion. The couple began renovating over 10 years ago when they purchased their first home, fast forward a few years and they now run a successful Design & Construction Business and are regulars on the television show ‘The Living Room’.
Exuding daring personality, Ovolo the Valley is a boutique hotel in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane that opened its doors in November 2018. Situated in a vibrant and edgy part of the city, the Ovolo, designed by Woods Bagot greets you to a sensory overload.
An existing hotel building, the hotel forms part of the Emporium mixed-use precinct, the 8-storey building formally operated as the Emporium Hotel from 2006 – 2018. Ovolo The Valley was designed, delivered and operating under the new hotel brand within an incredible eight month period.