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Laneways by Ovolo reveals a designer new look

Your First Peek at the Neale Whitaker designed suite.

Ever checked into a hotel and re-arranged the furniture to make it your own? Neale Whitaker has gone one step further, redecorating an entire suite!

Interior Designer and television personality Whitaker has been a regular guest of Melbourne’s Laneways by Ovolo for several years, always requesting Room 303 “the reason I love this room is because of its corner position, which has amazing windows looking to the most gorgeous tree and old stuccoed wall outside, leading through to views of the rooftops and towers of the CBD.”

His love of this room lead to a serendipitous collaboration with Ovolo and design studio Luchetti Krelle to restyle the suite as the hotel prepares to welcome a new look. Guests who reserve the suite can expect to stay among a collection of original art, limited-edition objects and soft furnishings including artwork by Nunzio Miano, a Sarah Nedovic Gaunt lamp, a portrait by Flynn Cowan, as well as an illustration of Neale himself created by former Ovolo staffer Flynn Cowan, all while you listen to specially curated 100-song Spotify playlist of Whitaker’s favourite tracks.

The hotel’s location in the vibrant heart of Melbourne’s many tangled laneways has always been a drawcard for Neale. “It's right there on Little Bourke Street, so it's kind of in Chinatown,” he says. “It's on the fringes of the CBD. Everywhere is within walking distance, with innumerable restaurants, cafes and bars right on your doorstep. I've always enjoyed being there for that reason. It reminds me of some of the original boutique hotels, that's why I've always chosen to stay there.”

The unveiling of the Neale Whitaker suite follows the onsite opening of Amphlett House, an elevated taphouse with a buzzing atmosphere, spearheaded by two of Australia’s hospitality finest: Maybe Sammy co-founder Andrea Gualdi (awarded ‘The Best Bar in Australasia 2021’ by ‘The World’s 50 Best Bars’) and much-loved Melburnian and celebrated chef Ian Curley. Amphlett House is an ideal spot for casual drinks with friends, a relaxed date night or pre-theatre bite and is an exciting new addition to Melbourne’s dining scene.

Be amongst the first to book in to the new Neale Whitaker designed suite and reserve a Melbourne getaway at Laneways by Ovolo on alluxia HERE.

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