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Aurora Spa & Bathhouse to open at The Continental Sorrento this month

The Aurora Spa Group will unveil its flagship Aurora Spa and Bathhouse on Australia’s Mornington Crescent Peninsula this October. following a AU$120 million investment

AUSTRALIA

By Lauren Heath-Jones

13 October 2022

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The Aurora Spa Group (ASG) will unveil its flagship Aurora Spa & Bathhouse on Australia’s Mornington Crescent Peninsula this October. 

Opening at the Continental Sorrento in the coastal town of Sorrento in Victoria, Australia, the spa forms the final phase of the hotel’s AU$120 million redevelopment.

Aurora Spa & Bathhouse

Conceived by Australian wellness expert and Aurora Spa Group founder Lyndall Mitchell, the Aurora Spa & Bathhouse has been described as ‘a groundbreaking wellness experience’ inspired by ancient European curative water therapies.

“Bringing to life Aurora Spa & Bathhouse has been an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Mitchell said.

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“I drew inspiration from my experiences around the world and honed in on the healing powers of water and ancient European curative water therapies. 

“Water is the makeup of one’s being, it symbolises calmness and serenity so we are naturally drawn to it – individually, collectively, as well as emotionally, spiritually and physically. On the coast of the Mornington Crescent Peninsula, we’re surrounded by water, even breathing the fresh sea air has its own healing energy.

“With the reputation Aurora has built over the years, this is a natural evolution for the group and its location and offerings will be drawcards for both new guests and loyal customers who are devoted to our results-based direction and holistic approach to wellness,” she continued. 

"Bringing to life the Aurora Spa & Bathhouse has been an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I drew inspiration from my experiences around the world and honed in on the healing powers of water and ancient European curative water therapies."

Lyndall MItchell

Founder, Aurora Spa Group

Luxurious wellness sanctuary 

Occupying 1,000sqm, the day spa can accommodate up to 60 guests at a time and has eight treatment rooms, an indoor timber-lined Nordic sauna and a first-of-its-kind Glacial Mist Room. 

Other facilities include a tranquil relaxation lounge, four interconnecting hydrotherapy pools and several thermal experiences including an aromatherapy steam room, halotherapy suite, sensory showers and magnesium float room. 

The spa’s offering is completed by the Aurora Spa Store, a retail space with its own apothecary station where guests can create their own bespoke salt blends. 

The spa will offer a series of exclusive bathing experiences, treatments and rituals, all with nourishing connections to water.

Aurora Spa & Bathhouse
The Aurora Spa & Bathhouse was inspired by European curative water therapies

Celebration of water

The spa was designed by award-winning design studio Woods Bagot, which supplied design services across the entire complex. It was inspired by the Mornington Crescent Peninsula and features a warm neutral colour palette, soft oak panelling, brass accents and a sandy terracotta terrazzo flooring. 

The Woods Bagot CEO, Nik Karalis, said: “Woods Bagot’s design for the ASBH is a celebration of water and speaks to the natural properties of the Mornington Crescent Peninsula region and its famed hot springs.

“The Mornington Crescent Peninsula has long been a destination for constitutional escape for Australians, a place to switch off. Now Woods Bagot has designed an immersive wellness experience where you can truly embrace that opportunity for renewal.”

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