Since its inception in 1872, Hotel Sorrento has served as an indisputable icon of the Mornington Peninsula. And it’s about time the grand dame went for a big change, unveiling a new era for the famed property in an attempt to transform it into a world-class resort.
With bookings now available, just in time for its opening in December, Hotel Sorrento has undergone its more substantive transformation to date. That is, a 30-metre pool has been added along with 13 new luxury suites, and an expansive day spa and wellness facility.
The hotel’s third-generation proprietors, the Pitt family, engaged Six Degrees Architecture and Jack Merlo landscape architects to further mirror the nearby ocean and verdant peninsula landscape to double down on the building’s Mediterranean ambience.
From photos, it looks like the new Sunset Suites are the best example of the hotel’s shot at ultra-modern luxury, framed with custom furniture set against raw materials like limestone, travertine and timber. Outdoor marble baths bring a point of distinction while the full suite of older rooms have also been swept with a significant refurbishment.
The popular Pool Terrace rooms, for example, are now fitted with travertine and timber floors as well, while the signature Sorrento studios now have a much more open layout with a gas log fireplace and private balconies.
One of the biggest lures for guests and locals will be Marlo Spa. A secluded part of the hotel has been carved out to expand Hotel Sorrento’s wellness facilities.
Given the popularity of the nearby Alba spa and thermal complex, Marlo Spa should be another strong push towards making the Mornington Peninsula one of Australia’s premier wellness destinations with a range of fire and ice therapies complemented by direct access to the new 30-metre lap pool framed by massive olive trees and a Grazia sun-lounge. Again, the Mediterranean seaside vibe is key.
Hotel Sorrento is now open for bookings and will begin to accept guests from December.