Thomas Cook to Open First ‘Casa Cook’ for Families on Crete

Cooking classes for children, painting workshops and sleepovers in a teepee are among the features of Thomas Cook’s latest own-brand hotel, Casa Cook in Chania, Crete, which is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 25.

The hotel, which was built from scratch, will be the first of its boutique lifestyle collection aimed at families.

Casa Cook Chania is the latest opening for the award-winning brand that was launched three years ago. The 104-room hotel will have a bespoke kids’ concept for young explorers, balancing quality family time with active and educational play.

“Casa Cook already has a loyal customer following and in launching Chania, our first family-focused Casa Cook, we’re breaking new ground in sun and beach hotels,” Enric Noguer, Chief of Hotels and Resorts, said.

According to the UK tour operator, 70 percent of the new hotel’s available rooms have already been sold.

“Opening its doors this week at nearly full capacity shows we’re giving customers something they can’t get elsewhere,” Noguer added.

Located on a hillside overlooking a pristine stretch of Cretan coast, the village-like resort offers dedicated areas for both young children and teens, offering parents the opportunity to enjoy some alone time. The hotel has been developed with leading figures in child education and family travel.

Many rooms offer shared or private pools and situated alongside the main pool, the restaurant and bar draws on a tropical beach club vibe with an all-day open kitchen where guests can enjoy local cuisine.

Casa Cook Chania is the 13th new own-brand hotel that Thomas Cook has opened for this summer, of a total of 20 to open their doors in 2019.

The new hotel follows the successful opening of the collection’s first hotel on Rhodes in 2016 and its second on Kos in 2017. Later this summer, the brand will expand to Spain, opening in Ibiza and then another in El Gouna, Egypt.

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2 Responses

  1. Jon Lewis says:

    Building multi million euro hotels and complaining they are nearly bankrupt. Then asking hoteliers to drop their room rates even though the contracts were signed last year. All inclusive destroys local business, I hate them.

  2. pavlos Wambeke says:

    More special interest representation , and minimalization of the trickle down economy/ at the expense of an already over exploited uncompensated fixed wage base system/ pay a fair wage and compensation and lets see if the elitist capitalist can survive .. If you doubled there wage they would still be coming up short , the abuse on the worker his hours of employment to fit the employer needs/ no over time / no hourly guarantees , exploitation on level unheard of in the rest of the E/U… And then have the Gaul to call it family vacation facilities.

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