A holistic concept founded on principles of sustainability, community, diversity and lifestyle, Ovolo Nishi is a design hotel located in New Acton, Canberra's new cultural hub. A grand stair, hand crafted from re-used and salvaged timbers, leads visitors to a hotel foyer more reminiscent of a living room than a lobby. Public spaces are fashioned from humble materials, in unexpected ways that celebrate creative imagination and encourage diverse and intimate social uses day and night. Bespoke furniture commissions, art and collected objects feature in all spaces and rooms. Land art works by Danish artist Alfio Bonanno and New York-based Steven Siegel bind the architecture to its immediate physical location and greater aspirational landscapes.
Rooms and apartments offer a rich mix of spaces, clothed in the raw organic beauty of natural materials, no two rooms are exactly alike. Rooms feature air conditioning and double-glazed opening hardwood windows, balconies or winter gardens, cross flow ventilation and separate sitting and dining areas. Room facilities include block-out auto-blinds, minibar with locally sourced and curated items, personal safe, touch screen telephones, and bathrooms with overhead rose & hand shower, ethical and sustainable bathroom amenities, designer bathrobes and slippers and hairdryers.
Bar and louge. 24-hour room service. Organic breakfast.
• 96 rooms
• Hotel opened: December 2013 (previously Hotel Hotel)
• Architecture: Fender Katsalidis Architects, Suppose Design Office
• Interiors: Designoffice, Don Cameron, March Studio, Broached Commissions, Oculus
• Unique: The Hotel Hotel is located on three levels of the Nishi residential building, a sustainable ‘vertical village’ that contains within it facilities delivering global cinema, independent book and pop-up stores, music, gym and cafes and bars.