Rising tourism numbers have prompted big changes to The Langham Auckland on Symonds St, re-branded as Cordis and launching plans for all 411 rooms and suites to be refurbished.

Robert Warman, Langham Hospitality Group chief executive, said the Auckland hotel's change would be the first time his group had brought the Cordis brand to the Pacific.

"Our plan is to introduce and grow the Cordis brand in this region, which is seeing increasing numbers of leisure and corporate travellers year-on-year," Warman said.

Cordis Hotels and Resorts is for "selected upper-scale hotels by Langham", the business said.


The hotel is also being upgraded, with a new look by interior designers, Space Studio.

"Following the recent renovation of the banquet venues and the hotel's Eight restaurant, The Langham Auckland will undergo refurbishment from July 11 for all 411 rooms and suites, lobby lounge and the exclusive Club Lounge. The facelift is scheduled to be completed by February, 2018," the company said.

"To ensure there will be minimal disruption, the room renovations will be carried out in phases where guest floors will be closed off entirely and refurbishment works will be isolated to the designated areas only. Guests staying in the rooms or attending events at The Langham, Auckland will not be inconvenienced at any time during the refurbishment period," the business said.

Cordis is Latin for heart and the brand already operates in China, including Hong Kong, and Bali.