Casa Cook Chania: A Bohemian Hotel

A modernist-style resort designed with a village-like layout of one-story volumes.

Built on a hillside in Crete, Greece, the third Casa Cook hotel follows the brand’s blend of laid-back comfort and high-end design. To complete the resort, Greek architecture firm K-Studio collaborated with Berlin-based architecture and design studio Lambs and Lions. Interior stylist Annabell Kutucu also worked on the project. Casa Cook Chania draws inspiration from modernist architecture; designed with a village-like layout, it features 106 one-story villas that cantilever on the sloped site in a descending formation that leads to the sea.

Using modernist-inspired architecture Casa cook chania a series of brutalist structures clad in smooth concrete and timber, softened by the lush tropical softscape and woven cane outdoor furnishings. a muted palette of warm hues, combined with textured local stone and mid-century inspired furniture create an atmosphere of laid-back luxury. Interior elements incorporate a mix of stone, dark timber, earthy textured linens and rattan weaves, that create a relaxed private sanctuary for each guest. The architectural language of the buildings set along the coastline, including the beach club, concept store and pool transition to a bolder, more brutalist aesthetic, better prepared for the exposure to the sea and salt air.

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This ‘Piazza’ arrangement houses the hotel restaurant, bar, boutique, and art house alongside the pool and lounging area. A genuinely playful and adventurous Kids Club is raised, secured, and protected from the sun so that the majority of the activities can take place outside. Further back a yoga pavilion and wellness zone make the most of the greenest part of the site offering open-air spa treatments and early morning yoga sessions.

However, just because it is a family-friendly resort, it doesn't mean that it has to look like a family-friendly resort. You'll find the resort has been expertly designed with a warm style that merges minimalist mid-century modernism with thoughtful and practical design. Each of the handcrafted rooms and suites feel earthy and organic, like a home away from home, perfect for both families and friends.

There are seven room types in the resort that range from a modest Garden View Double room to a larger Junior Suite that comes with a shared swimming pool and all the way up to the super exclusive Presidential Villas.

The focus on 'family' continues in the activities with clubs for the kids: cooking classes, painting workshops, sleepover experience in a teepee. Meanwhile, parents can relax with a yoga class or an energising massage.