Casa Cook is a new hotel brand by travel company Thomas Cook, that just opened its first location on the picturesque island of Rhodes, Greece. Set against a stretch of muscular rocky hills, the vibe is resolutely mid-century California louche with accents of exposed stone walls, timber decks and pergolas, while the bright rooms are strewn with woven straw poufs, rough throws, retro wire chairs and rough cotton.
This adult only hotel mentions that it’s a “new boutique hotel for the bohemian spirit.” There are 90 rooms, and each one of the rooms opens out onto a swim-up pool. There’s also a restaurant, bar, and pool area, as well a gym and yoga space. The hotel design was a collaboration between Berlin-based design agency Lambs & Lions, interior designer Annabell Kutucu and architect Vana Pernariv.
Following some yoga stretches on open-air terraces, distractions are aplenty beginning with breakfast of quinoa and coconut milk porridge, a pilgrimage to Tsambika, a retail strike for small batch olive oil at the resort’s Casa Cook Store, or a siesta in a hammock.
The heart of the hotel is the restaurant with a day-to-night kitchen and the bar + pool area — where we come together over chill beats, tasty drinks, sunshine and super good food. In the kitchen, Manolis Giorgakis sources local island produce and the resort’s own greenhouse to cook up a medley of saganaki and other Greek classics, vast pots of linguine strewn with clams, crabs and king prawns, and grilled ostrich.
This new launch is a foray in a new business segment and the first of what is hoped to be a global chain of easy, relaxed boltholes.
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