Cordis Auckland’s new Pinnacle Tower opens on December 3, 2021

Located right in the heart of the city, 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  the largest hotel in terms of room count in New Zealand. 

“We are looking forward to welcoming guests to the Pinnacle Tower where they can revel in spectacular city skyline and Waitematā Harbour views and enjoy the warm hospitality Cordis, Auckland is so renowned for,” said Franz Mascarenhas, Managing Director of Cordis Auckland.

Mascarenhas added, “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 architects Jasmax, the interiors are sleek and streamlined and luxurious yet minimalist, with contemporary finishes. Home to the largest curated locally commissioned art collection, art curators Coupland Cormack have 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 Māori 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. 

From the interior fit out to the food and beverage offering and art collection – the best of New Zealand is showcased at every level, starting with a specially designed Art Promenade, where the hotel building is connected to the Pinnacle Tower through an immersive directional walkway of art. 

In this space, focusing on concepts of Te Whai Ao and Kaitiakitanga, Lonnie Hutchinson has created an abstract nature walk through the landscape of Auckland, including native flora of earth, sea and volcanoes. 

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 sqm 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 day light, 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 fire place and a large private balcony with a fire pit. 

A plush new Cordis Club Lounge on the 14th floor with a stunning city view provides an exclusive retreat with complimentary drinks, canapés, and a live breakfast station for made-to-order eggs. Cordis’ Club Lounge is set to be the largest and most exclusive hotel club lounge in New Zealand. 

With the addition of two new event spaces in the Pinnacle Tower. The Jade Room, a 400 sqm events space has both natural light and a private outdoor area and a new state-of-the art Boardroom further adds to the versatile events and gatherings offering.

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.” 

Cordis Auckland’s Pinnacle Tower is a celebration of everything unique to Aotearoa – the culture, the community and the freedom to experience and connect. 

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