IHG Resorts & Resorts announced that its luxury InterContinental manufacturer will come to Sorrento in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula as part of the redevelopment of the Hotel Continental. It follows the signing of a management settlement with the Consortium at the rear of the legendary Resort Continental redevelopment on the state’s famed coastal strip.
IHG Accommodations & Resorts declared that its luxury InterContinental brand name will appear to Sorrento in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula as portion of the redevelopment of the Resort Continental. It follows the signing of a administration agreement with the Consortium powering the legendary Hotel Continental redevelopment on the state’s famed coastal strip.
Resort Continental, or the ‘Conti’ as it is endearingly referred to as by locals, will have a new, deluxe lease on daily life when the InterContinental Sorrento opens in November 2021, as the residence poises by itself to the moment yet again grow to be a beacon of glamour and sophistication on the Mornington Peninsula.
Next a sensitive, condition-of-the-artwork restoration by the Trenerry Consortium, which is owned by Victor Smorgon Team, the Kanat Group and Trenerry Assets, InterContinental Sorrento will occupy the lodging ingredient of the 145-12 months-aged heritage-stated limestone building and will element 106 fantastically appointed, roomy guestrooms, quite a few of them with drinking water views.
A high-profile chef partnership will soon be declared for the hotel’s signature restaurant, with the property also residence to five other dining and bar outlets. In addition, the hotel will aspect a sprawling wellness centre incorporating a luxury bathhouse, an outdoor pool, health club and 3 function and function spaces, such as the Conti’s authentic legendary grand ballroom and will be lovingly restored catering for company and social activities.
Abhijay Sandilya, IHG’s Vice President, Progress – Australasia, Japan & Pacific, said: “We could not be extra delighted to be including this extremely particular resort to our InterContinental portfolio and we’re so delighted to be embarking on the restoration approach with this good Consortium of associates. InterContinental lodges about the planet, all have a fascinating, alluring tale to tell and InterContinental Sorrento with its rich 145-calendar year history is no exception it beautifully enhances our portfolio. We have been wanting to improve outside the house of central Melbourne for some time, and to be growing into regional Victoria with a home of this calibre and in this sort of a key tourism locale, is amazingly exciting.
“With regional tourism in destinations this kind of as the Mornington Peninsula benefiting from pent-up traveller demand due to Covid-19, the hotel is in a sweet location to capitalise on this influx of travellers, and with pretty several luxurious lodge offerings in the region, InterContinental Sorrento will be a welcome addition to the location and a treasured addition to the IHG network.”
Peter Edwards from Victor Smorgon Team, reported: “After performing intently with our specialist crew, we couldn’t be extra delighted to have IHG Accommodations & Resorts on board. We are self-assured that bringing the world’s largest luxurious resort brand to a vacation spot like Sorrento will attract consideration from both of those domestic and intercontinental travellers to the location, and we are enthusiastic to see the Lodge Continental enter an thrilling new period.
“Collectively we have a passion and vision for the resort to be wholly revitalised and returned to its former glory as one of the country’s most beloved lodges and we’re fired up to be embarking on this challenge with the team at IHG.”
Resort Continental very first opened in 1875 and was the brainchild of actor, philanthropist and businessman, George Coppin, who was regarded as the “Father of the Theatre” in Victoria. Coppin’s vision was to make a tourism and cultural coronary heart for the Peninsula where by Melburnians and visitors could get pleasure from a high quality seaside vacation resort only a couple of hrs from the city. The hotel sparked an market that incorporated the steamboat ferry procedure, transporting travellers from all more than the globe into the coronary heart of Sorrento, and to the resort.
When InterContinental Sorrento opens in time for summer 2021/22, the beachside glitz, glamour and sophistication of yesteryear will return and after again, the lodge will be one particular of the state’s most charming and in-demand from customers luxurious inns.
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