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Craig Bonnor succeeds Frank Mascarenhas at Cordis Auckland

Craig Bonnor succeeds Frank Mascarenhas at Cordis Auckland

Cordis Auckland has appointed Craig Bonnor to succeed Managing Director, Frank Mascarenhas.

Frank Mascarenhas has held the position of Managing Director of the Cordis for the past decade, overseeing the highly successful build of the hotel’s Pinnacle luxury tower and navigating the hotel’s decision not to become a MIQ facility, in his stride.

His recognition to the hotel industry was recognised with the Ashley Spencer Service to Industry Award at Hospitality Business’ sister publication’s HM Awards in Sydney last year.

During his career Frank Mascarenhas has held senior leadership roles across three global hotel companies including the ITT Sheraton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and the Langham Hospitality Group.

Cordis is part of the Langham Hotel Group (LHG) which takes its name from its 159 year old property in London, believed to be Europe’s first grand hotel.

Craig Bonnor has more than 35 years in the hotel industry, spanning business management and general development, and has spent time in properties across Japan, Thailand and Australia for brands such as Hilton and Carlton Hotels.

He has been General Manager with the Hilton Group for more than 12 years and until 2023 had been managing the Hilton Petaling Jaya, a 547 room hotel in Malaysia. Bonnor joined Cordis Auckland last December as General Manager.

“I am incredibly honoured to take on the role of managing director,” said Bonnor.

“I am committed to continuing to deliver exceptional service to our guests, fostering a positive work environment for our employees and driving further success for the hotel.”

Cordis Auckland is New Zealand’s largest hotel offering 640 rooms. While stepping back from his Managing Director role Mascarenhas will continue as an adviser to the hotel and will investigate expansion opportunities in New Zealand for the Langham Group.

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