HONG KONG [ ABN NEWS ] — Ovolo Hotels is proud to announce that their flagship design hotel on 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong has won the “2013 HA+D Award for Design Excellence” for Best Hotel Interiors – Under 100 Rooms. These awards from Hospitality Architecture & Design Magazine are an international program recognizing excellence in project design, innovation and sustainability, and were announced at ceremony held in Hong Kong in July.
“Having opened less than a year ago, we are truly delighted and honoured to be recognized by industry opinion leaders and peers,” said Dirk Dalichau, Ovolo Hotels Chief Operating Officer. “This prestigious honour has reinforced our belief in our design principles of harmonizing luxury, utility and technology to provide effortless living for guests.
Designed by award-winning Hong Kong architectural firm K+K Associates, Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road takes the brand`s hallmark hi-tech interiors and all-inclusive services to new levels, creating a unique streamlined space for each guest with layers of luxury materials such as timber, copper, limestone and onyx. The hotel style targets an aspirational traveller class of 25-45 year old professionals that want to be in the center of the action while sacrificing nothing in terms of comfort or class in pursuit of unforgettable city experiences
Opened last October, Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road has already received The Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor, the world`s leading travel review website. The hotel has been ranked in the top 10 of all Hong Kong hotels by users since launch, demonstrating that Ovolo`s award-winning designs are matched by exemplary, friendly service.
Building on this esteemed recognition, Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road has just introduced a new room category for travellers needing that little bit extra. These new `Super Shiny Rooms` take the top seven floors of the hotel and feature premium amenities like free-to-use in-room e-printers. These features add to the Ovolo signature all-inclusive services like free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free minibar, free happy hour drinks, free self-laundry and more, which are available to every Ovolo Hotel guest every day.
Coming in the fall of 2013 is Ovolo`s newest hotel, a sleek New York City style warehouse conversion in Southside, Hong Kong. Featuring 162 rooms, an international restaurant, trendy rooftop bar and more, this all new Ovolo hotel will be in the running for design and service awards of its own in the future.
About the HA+D Awards – The HA+D Awards were announced at ceremony held in Hong Kong in July. A panel of industry experts made an initial selection of winners with a further round of reader`s voting then conducted online. This is the second consecutive year that an Ovolo Hotel has won a HA+D Award. In 2012, the Group`s all-suite hotel in West Kowloon, Ovolo 256 Tung Chau Street, won for “Design Excellence in Refurbishment, Re-use and Renovations.”
HA+D Awards are organized by Hospitality Architecture & Design, a sister publication of Hotel Management Asia (Hong Kong). Published by Questex Media in association with Trefoil Media, Hospitality Architecture & Design is a bimonthly print publication and digital publication in the form of a website, and weekly e-newsletter.
About Ovolo Hotels – Founded in 2002, Ovolo Hotels has become one of Hong Kong`s larger independent hotel and serviced apartment operators by providing effortless living experiences regardless of your location or duration of stay. Award-winning interior design, ultimate comfort, focused personal services and cutting-edge en-suite technology are all hallmarks of Ovolo living spaces.
A family owned business with a charitable core, Ovolo Hotels owns and operates four hotels and two serviced apartment properties in Hong Kong Island and West Kowloon as well as one hotel in Melbourne. By the end of 2013 Ovolo will grow their portfolio to eight properties worldwide and nearly 500 guestrooms. Further expansion is now underway as Ovolo continues to look for more opportunities to create, design and manage signature Ovolo hotels, with projects in Australia, UK, and other Asia
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