InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula has made its debut on Victoria’s coastline after an extensive reimagination of the former Hotel Continental.
The restored 1875 limestone structure of the property is the luxurious new centrepiece of ‘The Continental’, a fabled 1875 landmark site that has undergone a stunning transformation into a reimagined precinct of restaurants, bars, wellness centre and now global hotel brand that forms part of IHG Hotels & Resorts Luxury & Lifestyle Collection.
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The hotel’s 108 rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites harmoniously blend heritage and modernity. Conceived by Woods Bagot, its design reinterprets the locale’s previous heydays in the Victorian and Deco eras into a sophisticated coastal retreat for our times.
A newly built wing features private outdoor terraces, while Penthouses will be unveiled later this year.
Guests booking premium rooms and above will be treated to a complimentary in-room bar featuring a seasonal lineup of locally distilled spirits, wine or boutique brews to toast the start of their stay.
An exclusive, guest-only Mediterranean pool deck provides a sought-after destination from sunrise to sunset, with views out across the sparkling waters of Sorrento and Port Phillip Bay.
Aurora Spa & Bathhouse (due to open later in 2022 within the precinct) will offer a further sanctuary for revival and recharging within an expansive thermal bathhouse and wellness centre.
“We are in one of the most exciting periods of growth and transformation across our Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio,” remarked Matthew Tripolone, Managing Director, Australasia & Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts.
“The opening of InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula is a wonderful milestone in our vision to bring the InterContinental Life to the world’s most sought-after destinations, and we have no doubt that the brand-new experiences will offer a memorable stay for both locals and international visitors alike.”
Rates at the InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula start at $595 per night. See sorrento.intercontinental.com.