The Greek Islands are synonymous with unique architecture, bright blue skies and a wave of relaxation. Casa Cook Hotels have provided all that and more with their new boutique hotel in Greece, on the island of Kos. Mastrominas Architecture set out with the goal to deconstruct traditional notions of a hotel, and to provide a place that feels familiar and comfortable where guests feel connected to each other and are able to share experiences during their stay.
The luxury hotel is arranged in reference to traditional Greek settlements, with main buildings scattered around a central courtyard. Those buildings include the reception, the administration, the library, and bar. Casa Cook offers three accommodation options, from standard “small houses” to “big houses” with a private yard and pool. The one and two-storey houses are contemporary and minimalist, while their cubist architecture relates to the traditional Aegean villages of the past. The interiors feature clean, streamlined furniture combined with exotic textures to evoke a warm, friendly vibe. The hotel sees itself more as a village for like-minded people to enjoy together rather than just a place to sleep.
Casa Cook Kos houses a spa that offers holistic treatments using modern and ancient methods. The focus on well-being is important at this beachside retreat, with daily yoga classes for guests taking place next to their state-of-the-art gym. To Kima is the name of the beach club that overlooks sand dunes and serves up farm-to-table Mediterranean meals for guests to share at sunset. The seaside location of this boutique hotel in Greece means that there are options to cruise the sea in a private boat, paddleboard or go horse riding along the shore.
This five-star hotel is a relaxing hideaway designed to feel like you’re travelling with friends. It’s the ideal spot to explore the pristine beaches or watch the sun go down with a drink in hand at the beach club.
Photography by Georg Roske.