Australia – Ovolo has launched a private dining experience in its Canberra branch, to allow visitors to safely dine outside of their homes.
The dining concept allows customers to have a change of scenery in one of the hotel’s rooms, while enjoying a three- or five-course set menu. Called the Restaurant in Room experience, it is currently available to book on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for private dining only, or for both private dining and an overnight stay.
Launched in line with the nation’s gradual easing of restrictions, Ovolo branches in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are already set to follow Canberra’s offering. Vincent Lombino, food and beverage director of Ovolo Group, said: ‘We are even looking to collaborate with our creative culinary partner Ian Curley from French Saloon at Ovolo Laneways in Melbourne and even one step further working with our fellow restaurateurs to potentially do pop-up Restaurants In Room.’
The travel industry has been particularly hard hit by Covid-19, and brands that are able to responsibly cater for demands for escapism and new experiences are likely to resonate with consumers.