The Cordis Hotel, Auckland


  • Tourism
  • $150m+
  • 244 rooms

Pragmatix’s experience in complex projects has contributed to the expansion of Auckland’s premier hotel, Cordis, operated by Langham Hospitality Group.

This large project provides 244 additional rooms in a new 16-floor tower, and re-modelling of the existing hotel’s front of house, and food and beverage areas. Pragmatix has worked very closely with Langham Hospitality Group, Great Eagle and the consultant team to develop a design to optimise the 5 star experience sought by the owner and operator, while staying within the budget constraints needed to deliver a viable investment.

Procurement of a tier one construction team was a key factor in successfully building on the compact site adjacent to one of Auckland’s busiest arterial roads. Minimising hotel disruption and maintaining a positive guest experience during the 28 month construction programme relies on close and regular communication between the construction and hotel management teams.

Pragmatix is the client’s project manager and Engineer to the Construction Contract.

Since the third quarter of 2018 when Great Eagle first engaged Pragmatix’s service for the overall redevelopment of the Cordis Auckland Hotel (formerly The Langham Auckland) until its completion in the fourth quarter of 2021, Pragmatix have provided unwavering support.

Their professional knowledge, expertise and “cool head” during all types of situations made this project an ultimate success.

As always in most successful projects, the key is to have a great team behind you. Pragmatix, guided us (The Client), who was not familiar with the local development and construction industry, to engage an excellent team. This was even with the cost constraints that we were facing.

With a live operating hotel on the same site, constructing a brand new 16-floor 244-room extension would always have some tough situations. Added to this was working with two separate General Contractors. Therefore, it is testament to Pragmatix’s steadfastness and resilience that all key stakeholders and the public in general love the development.

We would highly recommend to any others thinking of undertaking anything from a simple fit-out to a complex and challenging new development to engage Pragmatix.”


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