Design + Travel - CASA COOK KOS
In the last few years something really good happened in my native country. A number of big names in the hotel world started making an appearance on the Greek shores. The latest chain to do so is Thomas Cook, which has a long standing relationship with most islands in Greece but has now launched three signature resorts under the brand name Casa Cook.
Currently in three popular locations (Kos, Rhodes and lately Chania, which launched late in 2018 and missed most of the action over the summer), Casa Cook brings California cool vibes, with pared back interiors where the surrounds make most of the talking. It is a boutique hotel but not a luxury hotel. For luxury head over to Elounda Beach Hotel in Crete or Myconos Blu (a Grecotel resort).
In Kos, close to Marmari in the north part of the island, the brand claims to take inspiration from traditional Greek island architecture. That's probably a personal interpretation, although the tadelact style sinks and showers are most definitely a thing in the Dodecanese islands (a group of 12 islands in central East Aegean sea, opposite Turkey).
Casa Cook Kos has a village-like feel with one and two-storey cubist houses grouped around gardens and patios. With no more than 100 rooms ranging in size from Classic Rooms to Villas, they are all open onto a private terrace and are outfitted with COCO-MAT mattresses, rainshowers, mini-bars, free WiFi and air conditioning.