As the winter chill settles in, there's nothing more enticing than the promise of a cozy getaway to a picturesque destination. Thanks to Google search, I stumbled upon a true gem that captured my imagination: the Hotel InterContinental Sorrento in Victoria. Its stunning images and luxurious new fitout kept appearing in my feed, beckoning me to experience its allure firsthand. The design was simply fabulous, and I couldn't help but envision myself staying there, surrounded by elegance and beauty.
As a curator of exquisite outdoor fabrics, I am naturally drawn to stunning designs, captivating decor, impeccable fitouts, and breathtaking outdoor areas. The Hotel InterContinental Sorrento perfectly embodies all these elements. Following its restoration in 2022, this historical building exudes heritage glamour, with European influences seamlessly woven into the hotel's accommodations, seven restaurants, bars, spa, bathhouse, and swimming pool.
I'm already convinced - book me in!
The bedrooms are adorned with scalloped bedheads in luxurious velvets, featuring classic European forest green tones. The balcony rooms have stylish striped cushions, and this thematic elegance extends throughout the entire hotel. From the bar venue to the banquet seating, outdoor cabanas, alfresco dining areas, and poolside, the indoor and outdoor cushions harmoniously connect guests with the spaces, creating an uplifting atmosphere.
The classic forest green colour with European stripe unifies the whole venue - we love it, we love that the cushions were used to create a seamless indoor outdoor feel, a way of connecting guests with spaces in an uplifting mood.
Curiosity led me to delve deeper into the design and interior background of this beauty. The architects behind the refurbishment are the renowned global architecture studio, Woods Bagot, who aptly titled the project "Modern Nostalgia."
"Woods Bagot restores the Continental Sorrento, reviving historic European grandeur with a contemporary Australian flair."
Their approach involved reinventing this bayside hospitality icon beyond its former glory by infusing it with both provenance and promise. Drawing inspiration from George Coppin, the new precinct's design embraces a "modern nostalgia" approach, combining the comfort of nostalgia with the spirit of modern grandeur. The intention is to make European luxury accessible to local and regional visitors while infusing it with a uniquely antipodean sensibility.
To gain further insights into this fascinating project by Woods Bagot, I highly recommend reading the full article.
If, like me, you're eager to experience the Continental Sorrento's allure firsthand, QANTAS is currently offering enticing packages through Luxury Escapes
At Tropique, we understand the power of design and decor to transform spaces and elevate customer experiences. We specialise in high-quality, high-performance outdoor fabrics suitable for commercial and residential projects, including poolside areas, bars, eateries, and accommodations. Our fabrics, such as Sunbrella and 3Beaches Sunbrella, are crafted with solution-dyed acrylic fibers, making them water, stain, and mold-resistant.
We have an extensive range of luxury outdoor fabrics, including Mokum outdoor velvets in modern on trend block colors, and the iconic South Beach Stripe.
With a team of design and decor experts, we're passionate about creating cushions that leave a lasting impact on your project. If you have any questions or require assistance in making your project "pop," please don't hesitate to call us at 02 9938 3030.
Our showroom with 100s of fabrics to select from is in Brookvale on Sydney's Northern Beaches. We make locally and ship Australia wide.
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Images are by Luxury Escapes & InterContinental, Project by Woods Bagot
Tropique are makers of cushions with a large stock holding for quick delivery and volume supply to venues & events. Tropique custom make seat cushions, lounge cushions, daybed cushions, window seating & benches.
Inspired by this stunning refurbishment and would like to create your own design, look no further than this selection of stripes and block greens in Emerald and Forest by 3Beaches Sunbrella & Sunbrella. Fabrics can be used indoors and outdoors for cushions and seat cushions. 5 year anti fade guarantee.