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Intercontinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula opens in Australia

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of Intercontinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula.

Sweeping in a revival of seaside glamour, the hotel’s 108 rooms and 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.

Accommodation takes on an elegant seaside feel. There are several categories of room types available, ranging from standard rooms to one-and-two-bedroom suites, either within the beautifully restored 1875 limestone building or a newly built wing that features private outdoor terraces. IHG says that 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 line up of locally distilled spirits, wine or boutique brews to toast the start of their stay.

IHG adds that particular attention has been paid to curating an extensive art collection to bring further dimension to the play between old and new, nostalgia and contemporary. A roll call of Australian artists’ works on display throughout the hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms range from stylised fashion photography, hedonistic portraits, delicate interpretations of local fauna and a collection of reimagined 19th and 20th Century photographs of Mornington Peninsula beach parties.

Intercontinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula features multiple dining options. Headlined by Audrey’s – acclaimed Melbourne chef Scott Pickett’s seafood led elevated-diner in deco-infused surrounds – guests of InterContinental Sorrento can choose from two restaurants, a beer garden, front bar, and speakeasy venue to enjoy breakfast, high tea, lunch, dinner and late-night entertainment during their stay.

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Facilities include an exclusive, guest-only Mediterranean pool deck, providing a sought-after destination for lounging, swimming and imbibing from sunrise to sunset, with views out across the sparkling waters of Sorrento and Port Phillip Bay. A selection of drinks and eats are available to enjoy under cabanas or perfectly placed poolside chaises. A 24-hour Fitness Centre also allows for round the clock workouts.

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. A range of therapeutic and sensory experiences, spa rituals and ancient bathing traditions will be supported by their acclaimed botanically active skincare range ASPAR and wellbeing expertise of founder, Lyndall Mitchell.

Adam McDonald, General Manager of InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula, said:

Sorrento’s heritage as a place to escape to has been reimagined with a serious dash of glamour and an array of ways to unwind, celebrate and retreat, but we can’t wait to welcome our guests from both near and far with our service. InterContinental is a much-loved brand across the globe, renowned for its worldly know-how and service style – we’re looking forward to sharing a truly international hotel in this very special part of the world

Matthew Tripolone, Managing Director, Australasia & Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said:

We are in one of the most exciting periods of growth and transformation across our Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio. 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. This has been a great story of partnership with an innovative hotel owner and we are very grateful to the Victor Smorgon Group, the Kanat Group, Trenerry Property Group and the Du Group for the redevelopment of such an iconic property.

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