Cordis, Auckland

Quiet luxury in Auckland

Set high above the central part of the city, Cordis, Auckland offers much more than just impressive views of the skyline, harbor and domesticated volcanoes. Fully refurbished in 2017 when it became Langham Hospitality Group’s first Cordis-branded property in the Pacific region, it’s now a soothing yet sophisticated environment that welcomes everyone from Britain’s Prince Charles to locals craving a staycation. Pair this renovation with the Pinnacle Tower opening in 2021, an expansion that made it the largest hotel in New Zealand in terms of room count, and you have a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel that can accommodate large groups without compromising on luxury.

While high tea in The Chandelier Lounge is a cherished tradition for many, dinner in Eight restaurant is novel and fun, featuring a series of stations from eight interactive kitchens where chefs cook your choice of cuisines on demand.

Children are well-catered for, their programs balanced by grown-up treatments and activities at the Zen-inducing Chuan Spa and 24-hour Health Club.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Cordis, Auckland’s Chuan Spa sets the tone for serenity, as you climb the stairs past water trickling through bamboo. Along with a range of treatments and massages, you can reset your qi in the tri-bathing experience: snail shower, ice bath and sauna.
  • The hotel aims to have as many local connections as possible, from the food to the artworks that line the walls to the items on sale in its shop: get your manuka honey, possum merino socks and Whittaker’s chocolate here. The property's bar Our Land is Alive is in line with this theme, too, from the locally sourced food and beverages to the design, including a hand-painted sky mural on the ceiling representing the Land of the Long White Cloud.
  • Sate every craving at Eight restaurant, where chef Volker Marecek turns out an array of international cuisines including Indian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese, as well as a range of tempting desserts that includes a chocolate fountain (also available at breakfast).
  • The family-friendly Auckland hotel curates a slew of perks for tiny travelers, from a backpack welcome gift stocked with a coloring book to a hotel-wide scavenger hunt that rewards adventurers with ice cream at the end.
  • Soak up some sun by Cordis’ heated rooftop pool. During summer, take advantage of poolside service to enjoy refreshing sips and light bites.

Things to Know

  • The seafood station at Eight is the most popular, so it pays to arrive early to ensure the widest choice of locally sourced fish. Table service is available in The Chandelier Lounge or at the Our Land is Alive bar.
  • Cordis, Auckland features a collection of 46 specially commissioned artworks by nine of New Zealand’s most talented and innovative artists. These pieces are featured across 16 floors and in all public spaces at the hotel.
  • Most of central Auckland’s highlights are downhill and within walking distance, but when returning, you might prefer to use the hotel’s complimentary shuttle.

The Rooms

  • All 640 rooms feature Cordis signature Dream Beds with fine linens. Bathrooms are marble, the minifridge contains local beers and wines, and the décor is luxurious yet minimalist with contemporary finishes.
  • The 17th-floor Chairman’s Suite is one of the city’s largest luxury offerings, ensuring the hotel remains the choice for visiting dignitaries. With a VIP entrance, a spacious marble bathroom with an oversized circular soaking tub, floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the city, locally curated bespoke art pieces and a large balcony with a fire pit, it is a sanctuary within the luxury hotel.
  • All Executive Room and Suite guests in the Pinnacle Tower have access to the 14th-floor The Club Lounge, with a stunning city vista and complimentary drinks, canapés and a breakfast station for made-to-order eggs.

Nearby Attractions

  • A walk down Queen Street will take you past Auckland Art Gallery, with extensive collections that include local artists such as Colin McCahon, Frances Hodgkins and Grahame Sydney.
  • Visit the busy marina hub of Viaduct Harbour, where many restaurants, bars and the well-presented Maritime Museum are located.
  • Pretty Ponsonby — a heritage suburb with a main street lined with restaurants and independent shops — and proudly gritty K (Karangahape) Road are both within easy reach.

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Getting There
83 Symonds Street, PO Box 2771, Auckland, New Zealand
AKL (18-24 min)  
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