Elle Decoration (South Africa) - - HOTELS -

Sit­u­ated on a beach­front along the Aegean Sea,

Casa Cook Kos is built on the prin­ci­ples of slow liv­ing, mind­ful­ness and min­i­mal­ism. With its med­ley of vil­las ar­ranged around com­mu­nal court­yards, gar­dens and pools, there’s an equal em­pha­sis on pri­vate re­treats and so­cial spa­ces that en­cour­age en­gage­ment, ref­er­enc­ing the Greek con­cept of parea – mean­ing ‘a gath­er­ing with friends’. The ar­chi­tec­ture by Mas­tro­mi­nas AR­Chi­tec­ture fea­tures the clas­sic cu­bist style dis­tinc­tive of the Aegean is­lands, up­dated with grey in­te­ri­ors by Ber­lin’s Lambs and Lions stu­dio, whose pri­mary de­sign fo­cus was on stylish sim­plic­ity. Tex­tured sur­faces and wick­er­work are com­bined with pol­ished con­crete and soft linens, and each of the 100 rooms is the epit­ome of a se­cluded sanc­tu­ary awash with nat­u­ral tones. This re­laxed at­mos­phere ex­tends to the rest of the ho­tel, which in­cludes a re­cep­tion lounge, a li­brary, a con­cept store, a health and well­ness cen­tre and the Beach Club, Casa Cook’s main pub­lic area com­plete with a pool, bar, fire­place and restau­rant that serves farm-to-ta­ble dishes made from the fresh­est sea­sonal pro­duce.

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