By Lauren Cowie
19 October 2023

Media Release | Alba celebrates a stellar first year

MORNINGTON PENINSULA, October 2023 – Alba Thermal Springs & Spa is reflecting on its success as it celebrates its first birthday this month.

“Our goal has always been to create a premium thermal springs destination renowned for its exquisite wellness experiences and I’m delighted that we have achieved and exceeded that in our first year,” the General Manager, Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, Craig Dodd, said.

“We’ve created a sanctuary where our guests can truly indulge in our peaceful surroundings, soaking up the restorative powers of the geothermal springs or unwinding with a massage as they restore balance in their busy lives.”

It’s been an impressive first year for the high-end Victorian retreat. Just months after opening its doors, Alba scooped a major prize at the 2022 Spa and Wellness Awards when it was named Best Spa in Australasia.

Alba’s commitment to quality and service has resonated with guests with high levels of repeat visitation.

Alba invites its guests to find sanctuary, indulging in the peaceful surroundings of its 32 contemporary indoor, open-air, and outdoor thermal pools or renew and recalibrate with a ritual or treatment in the spa. Treatments include restorative rituals, massage and facial therapies, hammam and Vichy experiences, body scrubs and wraps, manicures, pedicures and more.

Guests can also enjoy healthy, flavour-driven food and beverages using high-quality seasonal produce from local and organic growers committed to sustainable farming practices at Alba’s restaurant, Thyme.

Alba’s mission is to positively impact its community, and the business has invested $110 million in the Mornington Peninsula, significantly enhancing the region’s reputation as a premium tourism destination.

Alba employs 150 people, offering career paths for school leavers and apprentices and part-time employment to local students. Where possible, the business sources local services and products, creating local jobs, contributing to regional prosperity, and reducing its environmental impact.