The InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula has opened following a massive transformation as the jewel in the crown of a new precinct of restaurants, bars and wellness centre.
The luxury 108-room hotel forms part of IHG Hotels & Resorts Luxury & Lifestyle Collection.
Accommodation rooms sit either within the restored 1875 limestone building or a newly built wing that features private outdoor terraces, while penthouses will be unveiled later this year.
Guests of InterContinental Sorrento can choose from two restaurants, a beer garden, front bar, and speakeasy venue, including acclaimed Melbourne chef Scott Pickett’s seafood restaurant Audrey’s.
The Grand Ballroom has been restored for private events while a Mediterranean pool deck is available for guests only.
Aurora Spa & Bathhouse is due to open later this year within the precinct.
“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,” said Adam McDonald, the hotel’s general manager, who was previously GM at InterContinental in Perth.
“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 the group was in “one of the most exciting periods of growth and transformation across our Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio”.
“The opening of InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula is 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,” he said.