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Girish Jhunjhnuwala

Founder and CEO

Ovolo Group | @ovolo_hotels

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Born and raised in Hong Kong, Girish Jhunjhnuwala began his professional career at his family’s successful OEM watchmaking business. Girish decided to follow his lifelong dream by moving into the hospitality business.

The Ovolo brand officially launched in 2002. Designed as an owner/operator — the first lifestyle hotel brand of its kind in Hong Kong — Ovolo brought a new, refreshed outlook on the definition of modern hospitality to today’s traveler with an emphasis on effortless living.

Since then, Ovolo has ridden the wave of changing demands. It currently owns and operates five properties in Hong Kong, with an additional four across Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. The company has received several industry recognitions, including Hotel Brand of the Year from HM Awards and Australia’s Top Contemporary and Stylish Luxury Hotel from the World Luxury Hotel Awards.