Thomas Cook plans 2 hotels for Egypt

The Casa Cook El Gouna has Arabic-inspired design. Photo credit: Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook in the coming months will open two new hotels in the Egyptian resort town of El Gouna.

The 144-room Cook’s Club El Gouna, opening in August, will be the sixth property in this newest line of hotels to open this year, following openings in Turkey, Spain, Greece and Bulgaria.

The hotel will be set along a saltwater lagoon, close to the downtown area and a short walk to the beach. It will have a cantina that offers "street food" along the beach, as well as a casual bar for snacks and cocktails. All of the guestrooms will have outdoor space.

The Casa Cook El Gouna, opening in October, will be the fifth hotel in the portfolio, with other properties in Greece and Spain.

The hotel will be the second of the boutique lifestyle collection aimed at families, following the opening of Casa Cook Chania in May. The new-build, 100-room hotel is Arabic in its design and interior, set among desert sand dunes and surrounded by palm trees.

The hotel has a Beach Club with a bar and restaurant, a pool, a spa and a kids club.

The guestrooms, ranging from standard rooms to villas, blend contemporary design with local touches. Each room has a private terrace and junior suites have shared pools while villas have private pools, many of which have direct access to the shore.