First look at Mount Lofty’s $15m luxury lodge

Sequoia at Mount Lofty House will offer an ultra-luxury retreat, ideal for high-end corporate groups.

The Adelaide Hills will soon be home to a new luxury lodge, when Sequoia at Mount Lofty House opens its doors.

Set to rival some of the leading luxury accommodation in Australia, the $15 million lodge is located on the Mount Lofty House property, which is part of the MGallery by Sofitel portfolio.

Sequoia will comprise 14 six-star guest suites, each offering unobstructed views over South Australia’s Piccadilly Valley.

“We are positioning Sequoia to become an international destination in its own right,” general manager Jesse Kornoff told Spice News.

“Sequoia will bring a host of new private guest experiences along with a new level of accommodation and warm Australian hospitality to mainland South Australia.”

The lodge will offer unsurpassed views over Piccadilly Valley

Spice News was given an exclusive preview of the development in December last year, during a stay at Mount Lofty House.

At the time, the lodges were in the early development phase, with the walls and floors having just been erected.

Now, the construction of Sequoia is well underway and expected to be officially launched in December 2019.

Render of the guest room

Each of the 75-square-metre open-plan suites will feature a sunken lounge room with a stone-clad gas fireplace and a large skylight so guests can sleep under the stars on a king-sized bed.

Guests staying at Sequoia will also have access to a private club lounge, gardens, sundeck and heated infinity pool.

Private events

Perfect for high-end corporate retreats and incentives, the private retreat will have its own dedicated guest relations team and secure entrance.

The club lounge also provides a great option for meetings within the lodge, with all the facilities and meeting spaces of Mount Lofty House a short stroll away.

A number of signature experiences are being developed to cater for private groups, including long-table campfire dinners, helicopter flights to the Barossa Valley for a pig-on-the-spit lunch at Hutton Vale farm, or an Adelaide Hills sparkling immersion where guests will disgorge their own bottle of sparkling to take home with them.

While Sequoia is separate to the original Mount Lofty House, guests will be able to utilise the three-hatted Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, Arthur Waterhouse Lounge and Stables Day Spa.

Sequoia bathroom render

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