Rhodes, Greece – Thomas Cook has launched a new hotel brand aimed at young bohemian couples.
Casa Cook is a luxury hotel on the Greek island of Rhodes that caters for travellers and holidaymakers seeking a more authentic experience abroad.
In recent years more young people in search of comfort and cultural immersion abroad have turned to home-share companies such as Airbnb, OneFineStay and boutique hostels, instead of the hotel franchises favoured by their parents’ generation.
Recognising this shift, Casa Cook aims to be a home from home offering a more relaxed environment than its all-inclusive alternative. No two rooms are the same, and all feature rustic furnishings and a minimalist design that is a far cry from Thomas Cook hotels.
There is also a greater emphasis on experience with the social atmosphere of a hostel through more communal spaces and group fitness and yoga classes. Thomas Cook plans to add three more Casa Cook hotels by summer 2017.
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