Luxury by the sea: inside the new InterContinental Sorrento
IHG has introduced a luxury resort in Victoria’s popular tourist hotspot, Sorrento, on the Mornington Peninsula.
The InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula takes center stage at The Continental, an 1875 heritage site that has been transformed into a modern dining, beverage and wellness destination.
The hotel, which opened August 1, joins IHG’s growing Luxury and Lifestyle collection.
“We are going through one of the most exciting periods of growth and transformation in our luxury and lifestyle portfolio,” said Matthew Tripolone, IHG Managing Director, Australasia and Pacific.
“The opening of the InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula is a wonderful step in our vision to bring InterContinental living to the world’s most sought-after destinations, and we have no doubt that the all-new experiences will provide a memorable stay for locals and visitors alike. international visitors look alike.”
Designed by Woods Bagot as a modernized coastal retreat, the property celebrates the area’s Victorian and Deco eras with carefully restored original features and old photos of Mornington Peninsula beach parties from the 19e and 20e century among the extensive art collection.
There are 108 rooms and suites in the original limestone building and a newly built wing that has private outdoor terraces, and penthouses will be introduced later in the year.
The property also features a guest-only pool deck, 24-hour fitness center, two restaurants, including celebrity Melbourne chef Scott Pickett’s seafood restaurant Audrey’s, a beer garden, a front bar and a speakeasy.
The restored Grand Ballroom will be used for private events, and the hotel’s spa, Aurora Spa and Bathhouse, will open later this year in a thermal bath and wellness center.
“Sorrento’s heritage as a place to get away from it all has been reimagined with a touch of glamor and an array of ways to relax, celebrate and retreat, but we look forward to welcoming our guests up close and personal. away with our service.” said InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula General Manager Adam McDonald.
“InterContinental is a globally loved brand, renowned for its global craftsmanship and service style. We look forward to sharing a truly international hotel in this very special part of the world.
Tripolone thanked the owners and partners of Victor Smorgon Group, Kanat Group, Trenerry Property Group and Du Group for their work in redevelopment of this iconic property.