Friday, February 9, 2018

Langham Hospitality Group Announces Expansion of Cordis, Auckland

Following the multi-million dollar refurbishment of Cordis, Auckland, the Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group has announced new expansion plans that will make Cordis the largest upper scale hotel in New Zealand in terms of room count.


Cordis Auckland, (North Facing)

Set to be completed by late 2020 with a total of 650 rooms and suites, the recently re-branded hotel will reinforce its position as Auckland's leading meetings and conference property with its new and extended event space, complemented with exciting food and beverage enhancements.


NEW LUXURY HOTEL IN AUCKLAND

The new tower adjacent and connected to the existing hotel will house an additional 250 premium rooms and Cordis signature suites. The size of the new rooms will start from 32 square meters and the brand new club lounge will feature panoramic views of the harbor and Auckland Tower.

The hotel currently has event space in excess of 2,000 square meters,including the elegant Great Room which is one of New Zealand’s largest pillar-less ballrooms. There are plans to add a new event space of approximately 400 square meters that will offer natural light and multiple configurations, allowing for more flexibility in hosting special occasions and key events.


Cordis Auckland (South Facing)

Poised to be the social center of the community, the city’s award-winning Eight restaurant will feature an additional 60 seats and an improved interactive food display areas. The Cordis hotel will also offer a new destination bar with courtyard and outdoor seating to further elevate Cordis, Auckland’s dining experiences. The existing Lobby Lounge will continue to serve its signature High Tea by Cordis experience and a specially curated a la carte menu inspired by the freshest local seasonal produce. 



CORDIS HOTEL IN NEW ZEALAND

“The successful re-positioning of Cordis, Auckland combined with the economic growth and positive tourism outlook in New Zealand makes us confident that this is the right time for the owner of the hotel to commit its financial resources for the expansion of the hotel,” said Simon Manning, chief sales and marketing officer of Langham Hospitality Group.“We believe that the core essences of this new hotel brand, which are individual in style and design, reflective of its location and culture, and a provider of heartfelt service to guests, will resonate well with business and leisure travelers to Auckland.”


Simon Manning
Chief sales and marketing officer of Langham Hospitality Group


“On a broader outlook, with New Zealand’s International Convention Centre scheduled to open in 2020, Cordis, Auckland’s enhanced facilities and increased inventory will be in a strong position to support the country’s development of the robust conventions and events sector,” added Manning. “In addition, Langham Hospitality Group is very much committed to New Zealand and is in active discussions to manage other hotels in Auckland.”


ABOUT TOURISM NEW ZEALAND

Says Franz Mascarenhas, managing director of Cordis, Auckland: “The expansion will meet the increasing demand for business and leisure travelers visiting Auckland as a result of the successful tourism campaigns by Tourism New Zealand. We also see more families and couples doing staycations over long weekends and special occasions. Our enhanced dining experiences, wellness programmes at our Chuan Spa and the Cordis Kids programme will ensure every stay will be an unforgettable one.”

The hotel’s new tower is scheduled to be opened in the fourth quarter of 2020, in time for The America’s Cup and Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC),two major events slated to be held in Auckland the following year.

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