Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel

A 100-year-old wharf was the perfect location for Ovolo to appeal to a new generation of guests. 

The energetic lifestyle brand completely transformed the iconic Finger Wharf to bring both the wharf and the brand to life, and become a go-to for discerning travellers – and the Instagram set.

With a bold vision for a design that capitalised on the brilliant light, harbour, and cosmopolitan setting, Ovolo has a hotel that embodies everything it stands for – young, energetic, cheeky, accessible and effortless.


  • What was a wind tunnel along the existing hotel’s vast central spine was broken into smaller, more welcoming zones._Distinct pavilions – with pockets of sunlight and tree-filled spaces – create a more intimate place that celebrates the building’s heritage.
  • Buzzing bars and restaurants and emerging retail options are great for hotel guests and local residents, and help anchor the hotel within the neighbourhood.
  • We’ve drawn on our expertise in workplace and hospitality design to make sure Ovolo has the right mix of technology and amenities so hotel guests can work, rest and play.
  • The guest rooms are atmospheric, contrasting with the welcoming public spaces and fresh colour scheme to build drama and interest.


Ovolo Hotels


Sydney, Australia






10,500sqm / 100 rooms

Design team

Matthew Sheargold, Matthew Blain, Sally de Marchi, Susan Standring, Di Ritter, Robbie Peirce, Alicia Freeman


Nicole England


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Distinct pavilions – with pockets of sunlight and tree-filled spaces – create a more intimate place that celebrates the building’s heritage.

We have never had a design team understand us this well before.”

Ovolo Hotel Client Team
#1 of 199 hotels in Sydney on Trip Advisor in 2019
5/5 stars average out of 2,134 reviews on Trip Advisor (November 2019)
100 hotel rooms


Instagram post by M Pleace * Mar 19, 2019 at 11:30am UTC



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Ovolo Woolloomooloo is definitely the coolest hotel I have stayed in. It's in a heritage-listed wharf in central Sydney, has a central bar with loads of cosy, private nooks for sneaky drinks, and the suites are two levels! I think you're 'da bomb' too O...


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