Helping Make Life Wonderful
Designer hotel group Ovolo’s internal mission is ‘Shiny Happy People’, and it is now extending this to help the tourism and hospitality industries, its guests, its community and enhancing this over challenging times for all to help make life wonderful – introducing The Wonder. Full. Project.
The Wonder. Full. Project strives to connect emotionally with Ovolo’s community, employees and industry through continuing its Vax. Pact. vaccination drive, online engagement with its new F.A.M.E Series, Live. Give. Local. community and charitable initiatives, and employee welfare and development.
‘Ovolo’s ethos has always been to connect with our guests on an emotional level and constantly look for new ways to help them,” Founder & CEO of Ovolo Group, Girish Jhunjhnuwala said. “It is important we support our industry’s recovery, connect with and help our guests and above all keep our employees safe.’
Recently, Ovolo introduced the Vax. Pact., which not only makes a pledge to encourage its employees to get vaccinated, but it will also reward guests for ‘taking the jab’. The Vax. Pact. initiative will pledge 100% of employees will have had their 1st vaccination by 31st October 2021 and 100% will have had their 2nd vaccination by 31st December 2021.
From mid-September, guests who book the ‘Friends With Benefits’ offer will not only receive 20% off but all fully vaccinated guests will also receive an additional ‘Perk’ and experience alongside the discount. This commitment is there to ensure the safety of both our guests and employees alike, and ultimately see travel and hospitality return.
‘The immediate future of tourism and hospitality depends on high vaccination rates, and as a business we have a responsibility to our industry to drive this – Vax. Pact. is the first step but, within our power, we will do whatever it takes; The Wonder. Full. Project helps just that little bit more,’ said Girish.
Under The Wonder. Full. Project, Ovolo will also be supporting several community initiatives with the online F.A.M.E. Series through IG Live and Live. Give. Local., which involves numerous charitable initiatives across Hong Kong, Indonesia and Australia.
The online F.A.M.E. Series, hosted on IG Live (Instagram) will see the likes of musician Rob Mills, chef Ian Curley, soulful yoga teacher Lara Zilibowitz & soundophile Benny Holloway conduct online experiences for Ovolo’s guests and online community. There’s no better time to start learning new skills or simply relax. Fancy a cooking lesson? Maybe you’ve taken an interest in dancing? Better yet, perhaps you need some time to yourself to take a breath and partake in some yoga and meditation.
There will be something new every week for its loyal followers – the F.A.M.E Series will showcase the best in the business live on Ovolo Hotels Instagram.
Without our locals, the tourism industry wouldn’t be where it is today. In honour of them, through Live. Give. Local., Ovolo is giving and living la vida local through regular fundraising initiatives hosted by its hotels and their teams, beginning with a partnership with Wesley Mission, Emergency Relief, through PPE packing and distribution for front-line health workers in Australia.
In Hong Kong, Ovolo is working with 21 Love Community, empowering the Down Syndrome and Autistic community, whilst the urban resort in Bali, Mamaka By Ovolo, supports local orphanages through donating high-demand resources in partnership with the Yayasan Solemen Foundation, which raises awareness and funds to support various projects for the disadvantaged in Bali.
In November, across Hong Kong, Bali and Australia, Ovolo will host more initiatives with its teams to raise much needed money for local children’s charities.
Helping Make Life Wonderful