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Following the multi-million dollar refurbishment of Cordis, Auckland, Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group has unveiled new expansion plans that will make the hotel the largest in New Zealand in terms of room count.
Set to be completed by late 2020, the new tower, which will be 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 metres and the brand new Club Lounge will feature panoramic views of the harbour and Auckland Tower.
The hotel currently has event space in excess of 2,000 square metres, including the elegant Great Room which is one of New Zealandís largest pillarless ballrooms.
There are also plans to add a new event space of approximately 400 square metres that will offer natural light and multiple configurations, allowing for more flexibility in hosting special occasions and key events.
The award-winning Eight restaurant will feature an additional 60 seats and improved interactive food display areas. The hotel will also offer a new destination bar with courtyard and outdoor seating to further elevate Cordis, Aucklandís 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 local seasonal produce.
Franz Mascarenhas, managing director of Cordis, Auckland, said, ďThe expansion will meet the increasing demand for business and leisure travellers 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.Ē
The hotelís new tower is scheduled to be opened in the fourth quarter of 2020, in time for The Americaís Cup and Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC), two major events slated to be held in Auckland the following year.