Ovolo Hotels Founder Girish Jhunjhnuwala has announced at AHICE that the company will bring its innovative Mojo Nomad micro-hotel concept to Melbourne via a new flagship property in mid-2020, with construction now underway.
The introduction of the Mojo Nomad brand to Australia comes following immense success in Ovolo’s home market in Hong Kong, when the brand made its debut in 2017.
Mojo Nomad South Yarra in Melbourne will feature 100 rooms, dorm-style shared accommodations and suites all ranging in size from 15-35 square metres and catering to guests on both an individual, group and shared stay basis. Co-working spaces will also feature in the hotel to provide busy professionals and entrepreneurs a space to collaborate, associate and meet with colleagues and friends.
A development agreement with Nick Argyrou of Argo will see the hotel placed at 230 Toorak Road, South Yarra. Construction will be carried out by Hickory Construction, managed by Drenka Andjelic of Construction Assignment and supported by Pomoroy Pacific, with design to be undertaken by Woods Bagot Architects and interiors from Luchetti Krelle.
Guest facilities will include four food and beverage offerings including an underground bar. A 24-hour fusion diner restaurant and private dining room will also be on-site along with a cinema and fitness centre, which will offer yoga sessions. Hallmarks of the Mojo Nomad brand include a multitude of power adaptors and USB outlets for multiple devices, while private spaces will offer guests their own television, reading lights and Bluetooth headphone connectivity.
In making the announcement, Jhunjhnuwala said flexibility and diversity were at the core of the ‘ultimate future traveller’.
“In a day and age which doesn’t allow us to live our own lives authentically and have a true sense of self, Mojo Nomad truly lets the future traveller, the global nomad and locals alike to choose the way they want to travel and socialise without limitation.
“I think it’s a very exciting place to launch Mojo Nomad in Australia”.