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Cordis Auckland Pinnacle Tower set to open

Cordis Auckland’s Pinnacle Tower is set to open and receive fully vaccinated guests from 3 December 2021, dependant on The COVID-19 Protection Framework.

This will coincide with the hotel reopening after a long lockdown in Auckland. 

The Pinnacle Tower adds two new events spaces at Cordis. The Jade Room, a 400 sqm events space, has both natural light and a private outdoor area, while a new Boardroom further adds to the versatile events and gatherings choice.

The new 17-storey tower houses 244 premium rooms and signature Cordis Pinnacle Tower suites. This addition brings the total number of rooms to 640, making Cordis Auckland the largest hotel in terms of room count in New Zealand. 


The top floor hosts the Chairman Suite, one of the city’s largest luxury offerings, while a new Cordis Club Lounge on the 14th floor provides an exclusive retreat.

The development sees the expansion of the hotel’s existing Eight Restaurant, taking the capacity from 180 to 250. The recent addition of destination bar Our Land Is Alive exclusively showcases New Zealand sourced food and beverages with a local twist. 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,” says Franz Mascarenhas, managing director of Cordis Auckland.


Guests wishing to use the hotel’s facilities – staying, dining or getting a spa treatment – will need to be fully vaccinated. This will take effect when Auckland moves in to The COVID-19 Protection Framework, also commonly known as the traffic light system, and includes all colleagues working at the hotel. 

Mascarenhas says this is the best option available to keep everyone safe and stress-free. It also ensures Cordis Auckland meets its obligations under the 2015 Health and Safety at Work Act.

“This decision was not an easy one and took considerable discussion, feedback and debate to ensure we came to the right decision for our business, colleagues and our guests,” adds Mascarenhas.