Victoria’s seaside village of Sorrento welcomes a glamorous new era with the unveiling of InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula today – continuing IHG Hotels & Resorts’ legacy of opening in the world’s most sought-after destinations.

The just-opened property is the luxurious new centrepiece of ‘The Continental’, a fabled 1875 landmark site that has undergone a stunning transformation into a reimagined precinct of restaurants, bars, wellness centre and now global hotel brand that forms part of IHG Hotels & Resorts Luxury & Lifestyle Collection.

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, and guests can select from an array of rooms or one-and-two-bedroom suites, either within the beautifully restored 1875 limestone building or a newly built wing that features private outdoor terraces.  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.

“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,” says General Manager of InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula, Adam McDonald.