Meeting Newz Septeber / October 2022

[ AUCKL AND Cordis Auckland has two new event spaces in the Pinnacle Tower – The Jade Room and a new state-of-the-art Boardroom. There's also a new events space in the existing hotel called Vista Room on the 10th floor, a place for smaller gatherings or weddings. Franz Mascarenhas, managing director of Cordis Auckland, says the winning aspect of Cordis Auckland’s events offering is choice, flexibility and a personalised approach. “Whether it’s a boardroommeeting for 12 or a lavish gala dinner for 800, you’ll find everything you need to turn business into pleasure. Our range of event spaces means there’s a space to suit every vision, and our team will help you pick the perfect venue to wow your guests. Our elaborate five-star décor also means room styling can remain at a minimum, saving you extra time, hassle and budget.” “When you hold an event with us you’re spoilt for choice with accommodation options, so you don’t have to travel far post your event, just to the elevator in fact. Host and then head back to your room for a good night’s sleep on one of our signature Cordis dream beds. Wake up and sit in one of our plush armchairs and cover off some emails with a coffee in hand, or use the work station to get some work done before you check out. With 640 rooms in total, and 244 in the new Pinnacle Tower, we have the room and configuration to accommodate you.” Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland was recently named the best meetings, incentive, conference and exhibition (MICE) destination in Oceania at the World MICE Awards 2021. “Auckland is a world-class place to visit and do business,” says Mascarenhas. “While recent lockdowns have impacted our business and events sector, with many postponing multiple times, the future pipeline of events is strong. We’ve seen a real pick up in recent months with restrictions now lifted and we’re also securing new bookings, with clients both here and overseas continuing to look to Auckland for their next business event, conference or incentive trip. This shows the desire to reconnect through face-to-face meetings is still there. “Business events will play an important role in supporting the growth of and recovery of Auckland’s visitor economy. With 18 events spaces in total, we are ready to accommodate the inevitable boom that is heading to our shores. “The hospitality industry is nothing without its people and the customised service they provide to every guest. We are thrilled to have such a dedicated team at Cordis Auckland who go above and beyond to exceed guests’ expectations, creating memorable moments. When people are thinking of hosting an event and are searching for the perfect space, we want to be front of mind in that decision,” says Mascarenhas. HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT AT CORDIS AUCKLAND From the Boardroom to the Ballroom, Cordis Auckland has a space to suit every need, now with 18 event spaces in total. Crystal Room cabaret setup Boardroom [30] meeting newz [sept oct] 2022