Cordis Auckland has welcomed a new 17-storey tower housing 244 premium rooms and signature Cordis Pinnacle Tower suites, bringing the hotel’s total room count to an significant 640.
“We are looking forward to welcoming guests to the Pinnacle Tower where they can revel in spectacular city skyline and WaitematÄ Harbour views and enjoy the warm hospitality Cordis, Auckland is so renowned for,” comments Franz Mascarenhas, Managing Director of Cordis Auckland.
“Guests are invited to experience heartfelt service with a renewed sense of Kiwi spirit in a fully immersive local experience.”
The Pinnacle Tower offers breath-taking 360° views of iconic Auckland landmarks from the upper floors of the hotel, including the Harbour Bridge, One Tree Hill, Rangitoto, Mount Eden and the Sky Tower.
Designed by acclaimed New Zealand architect, Jasmax, the interiors are sleek and streamlined and luxurious yet minimalist, with contemporary finishes. Home to an impressive locally-commissioned art collection, art curator Coupland Cormack has curated a collection of 46 innovative commissions, spanning across multiple mediums that have been created by nine of Aotearoa’s most prominent contemporary artists.
The unique blend of contemporary design, combined with the inspiration behind the MÄori concepts of Te Whai Ao (light before the dawn), The Manawa Line (a heartfelt connection) and Kaitiakitanga (guardianship of the natural world) is breathtaking, running through the entire art collection.
The Pinnacle Tower embraces Cordis Auckland’s standards, with warm and stylish residential furnishings. The new rooms and suites, by renowned interior designers, Space Studio, are versatile in design with multi-purpose inter-connecting room options, ideal for families and groups offering flexibility, functionality and style.
The top floor hosts the Chairman Suite, one of the city’s largest luxury offerings to ensure the hotel remains the choice for visiting dignitaries. The option for direct-entry guest lift access, from an exclusive VIP entrance, is available to guests staying in the Chairman Suite upon request.
The 252.6 square metre Chairman Suite has every modern convenience – an abundance of space, signature Cordis Dream bed, a dining area and spacious marble bathroom with an oversized circular soaking tub bathed in natural daylight, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to stunning city views.
Finished with a selection of locally curated bespoke art pieces, custom made furnishings, a fireplace and a large private balcony with a fire pit.
A plush new Cordis Club Lounge on the 14th floor with a striking city view provides an exclusive retreat with complimentary drinks, canapés, and a live breakfast station for made-to-order eggs.
The development also sees the expansion of the hotel’s existing Eight Restaurant, taking the restaurant’s capacity from 180 to 250. The addition of a new destination bar Our Land Is Alive exclusively showcases New Zealand sourced food and beverages with a local twist, and an enhanced reception and lobby area offers a seamless transition to the new Pinnacle Tower and caters for the expanded capacity of the hotel.
“We have used the quieter period to upgrade our facilities and gear up for the opening of the Pinnacle Tower, as the biggest hotel in New Zealand,” said Mascarenhas. “Our aim is to continue to be at the forefront of the hospitality industry.”