Following the multi-million dollar refurbishment of Cordis, Auckland, Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group has announced new expansion plans that will make the hotel the largest in New Zealand in terms of room count.
The new tower that is 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 32m2, while the brand new Club Lounge will feature panoramic views of the harbour and Auckland Tower. This will bring the total number of rooms and suites to 650.
Currently, the recently-rebranded hotel has event space in excess of 2,000m2. There are plans to add a new event space of approximately 400m2 that will offer natural light and multiple configurations.
The hotel’s Eight restaurant will also have its capacity boosted by 60, as well as open a new bar with courtyard and outdoor seating.
Simon Manning, chief sales and marketing officer of Langham Hospitality Group, said in a statement: “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.”
Cordis, Auckland’s new tower is scheduled to be opened in 4Q2020, in time for The America’s Cup and Asia Pacific Economic Forum, two major events slated to be held in Auckland the following year.