The Hotel Continental in Sorrento will be rebranded under IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury InterContinental brand.
Located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, the InterContinental Sorrento is slated to open this November following a restoration by the Trenerry Consortium.
InterContinental Sorrento will occupy the accommodation component of the 145-year-old heritage-listed limestone building and will feature 106 guestrooms, many of them with water views.
A high-profile chef partnership will soon be announced for the hotel’s signature restaurant, with the property also home to five other dining and bar outlets.
In addition, the hotel will feature a sprawling wellness centre incorporating a luxury bathhouse, an outdoor pool, gym and three function and event spaces, including the Conti’s original iconic grand ballroom.
“We could not be more delighted to be adding this very special hotel to our InterContinental portfolio and we’re so pleased to be embarking on the restoration process with this great Consortium of partners,” said Abhijay Sandilya, IHG’s Vice President, Development – Australasia, Japan & Pacific.
“InterContinental hotels around the world, all have a fascinating, alluring story to tell and InterContinental Sorrento with its rich 145-year history is no exception; it perfectly complements our portfolio.
“We have been looking to grow outside of central Melbourne for some time, and to be expanding into regional Victoria with a property of this calibre and in such a prime tourism location, is incredibly exciting.”