BUILDING CIRCA 2015
To our local community, The Hotel Continental has had a colourful history and is a local landmark that has stood proudly in Sorrento for almost 150 years. Our vision for the venue will see it restored and reborn, evolving into a true Victorian landmark with world class amenity, where the whole community can come together and celebrate the best local produce, service, hospitality, and experiences that are unique to the Mornington Peninsula.
With the support of Council and our local community, we can deliver on this vision and re-open this iconic venue in late 2021.
Our vision and commitment to the Conti includes:
We are very proud to announce that the Consortium has already completed initial waterproofing and structural works to protect the heritage building and shield it from any further degradation.
Protection of the heritage buildings and restoration of the historic Grand Ballroom which has been approved by Heritage Victoria
A luxury 5-star hotel experience, multiple function spaces, a public bar, food and beverage choices, a stunning glass-ceiling conservatory and wellness offering
The introduction of more public space on Ocean Beach Road through the relocation of car parking spaces to the basement
A net increase in public and hotel car parking
The creation of a vibrant, European-style al-fresco dining piazza in line with the state government’s placemaking initiatives
All new buildings being no higher than the approved building, and a design that is respectful of its location and the heritage context
A local economic boost with approximately 220 jobs to be created during construction and in excess of 100 full time equivalent, ongoing jobs across hospitality, hotel management, service and administration once completed
Without this support, these works cannot progress, and construction of the Hotel Continental will be once again delayed significantly – adding months, perhaps years to the re-opening timeline.
And finally, we look forward to unveiling more exciting news early next year regarding the appointed operators for the Hotel, public bars and various restaurants within the venue, who are looking forward to trading from November 2021 with your support. We thank the community for its support to-date, and we look forward to the continued assistance and backing of our stakeholders to help us move forward and realise this vision. Together we can finally deliver the Conti as the true landmark venue it has always deserved to be. Sincerely, The Hotel Continental Development Consortium Proudly Victorian owned.
For more information on the project, or to contact our development team to answer any questions you may have, please visit our website: www.hotelcontinentalproject.com.au
8 December 2020
Mornington News 8 December 2020