Langham, Auckland was rebranded as the new Cordis, Auckland at a launch ceremony held earlier this week, making it the first Cordis Hotel in the Pacific for the Langham Hospitality Group.
Officiating the launch ceremony from left to right were: Chris Roberts, chief executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Simon Manning, chief sales and marketing officer of Langham Hospitality Group, Franz Mascarenhas, managing director of Cordis, Auckland and Jim Boult, mayor of Queenstown.
Led by Nhagi Bidois, cultural host, Cordis, Auckland was officially unveiled.
“The launch of Cordis Auckland marks a significant milestone in our long-term growth plan to introduce Cordis Hotels and Resorts here in the Pacific,” says Simon Manning, chief sales and marketing officer of Langham Hospitality Group.
“At Langham Hospitality Group, we want to bring a higher level of service from an upper upscale brand into the market. Cordis is not a homogenous brand, each Cordis will be individual in style, architecture and design, all reflective of its location and culture, delivering heartfelt service that is devoted to the well-being of our guests, from corporate travelers, honeymooners to multi-generational families,” added Mr Manning.
Franz Mascarenhas, managing director of the Cordis, Auckland, said: “Our hotel is a much loved icon in the city. I am delighted to share that as part of the re-branding, we will have a 100 percent renovated hotel in the city by February 2018. We are excited to present a new brand, new hotel and new experiences to our guests in Auckland.”
“I believe the hotel’s prime location in the center of the city combined with Cordis’ heartfelt service by our colleagues will continue to create memorable stays for all our guests. Cordis, Auckland looks forward to the continued support of the local community as we lead as the city’s social hub, hosting major events, conferences, international delegations and the city’s most heartfelt weddings,” he adds.