The Ovolo is a boutique hotel, behind its contemporary and comfortable fit-out is design firm Hassell, who has designed a visitor experience customised specifically to The Ovolo’s unique location. A key part of the design challenge for the design team at HASSELL was instilling a unique ‘local identity’ into the design of the hotel. Situated at the top end of Little Bourke Street surrounded by theaters, restaurants and bars, Ovolo sits deep within the urban context of Melbourne’s famous lane-ways, rich in character and texture. The hotel’s position encourages exploration of unknown pockets, accidental surprises and hidden treasures within the urban landscape. Five distinct room types provide an uncluttered, light and effortless approach to urban living. Each is based on a similar neutral colour palette yet maintain an individual character through diverse furniture and joinery components that allow guests to reconfigure the room as they wish.