Langham Hospitality Group is introducing a new upscale global hotel brand: Cordis Hotels and Resorts. Cordis derives its name from the Latin term meaning “heart.”
“Building on the successes of Langham Hotels and Resorts, we saw the need to create a collection of international upscale hotels and resorts that will deliver what our guests desire: personalized and efficient services, seamless technology, and authentic experiences in the best locations around the world,” said Robert Warman, CEO of Langham Hospitality Group.
The Cordis portfolio will include new built designs, resorts and contemporary residences. According to Warman, the brand will be developed through a combination of new-build and conversion projects in key cities in Asia and North America, with the first hotel expected to fly the Cordis flag this year in Hong Kong. Cordis already signed management agreements and letters of intent to open eight hotels in seven cities within the next three years; apart from the Hong Kong hotel, the portfolio will include five hotels in China, and one each in Bali (Indonesia) and Colombo (Sri Lanka). Other cities targeted for future Cordis hotels include London, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore and Bangkok.
“We are very optimistic about the growth of this particular brand,” Warman said. “As there are financial, cost-efficient benefits to developing hotels in the upscale tier, the time is right for us to enter high density markets such as North America and especially in China where there is a rising middle class, increasing domestic and international travel, and higher consumption levels. We see Cordis as complimentary to our existing portfolio and a real opportunity to have multiple properties in new markets in the coming years.”