Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group has made plans to expand the Cordis hotel in Auckland, New Zealand in order to make it the largest hotel in the country. The expansion will add a new 16-floor tower with 250 additional rooms and suites starting from 32 square meters bringing the hotel to a grand total of 650 room and suites.
The expansion will also feature a new and extended event space and a new club lounge looking out over the harbour and Auckland Tower in order to put itself in place as the leading meeting and conference space in the city.
Simon Manning, chief sales and marketing officer of Langham Hospitality Group, said: “The successful repositioning 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.”
This renovation will add a destination bar with a courtyard and outdoor seating to the new tower and upgrade the hotel’s award-winning eatery, Eight restaurant by adding a couple dozen new seats to expand its availability and improving the interactive food display areas.
Opening in time for the America’s Cup and Asia Pacific Economic Forum in Auckland, the expansions are expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020. This hotel will be welcomed by the tourism sector in Auckland. Currently experiencing a shortage of luxury hotel accommodation, this expansion will help attract businesses, events and tourists to the city, providing more visitors with the ability to experience, in luxury, all of which this wonderful place has to offer.