Thomas Cook and LMEY Investments will develop a hotel for the luxurious Thomas Cook brand Casa Cook on Ibiza. The project involves the transformation an existing property (former Hotel Acor Playa) and an adjacent plot of land, with a total surface of 13000sqm, into a 200-room hotel in the bay of Cala Gracio, Ibiza. Ingo Burmester, Thomas Cook chief hotels officer, said: “The new hotel fund, Thomas Cook Hotel Investments, has been an objective for some time. We are now able to accelerate our plan to acquire established properties in popular destinations for us to transform into own-brand hotels. Delivering some of the highest customer satisfaction scores in the business and attracting a new generation of customers to Thomas Cook, Casa Cook is a key pillar in our own-brand hotel strategy. I’m particularly excited to be working with LMEY to develop our first Casa Cook in Spain – and in Ibiza, the perfect destination for the Casa Cook customer who looks for a beach retreat to match their urban lifestyle.” Casa Cook Ibiza will open in the summer of 2019. It will be the fifth hotel under the boutique lifestyle brand and the first in Spain.
LMEY Investments and Thomas Cook create a joint hotel investment platform. They agreed to contribute at least 5 hotels with a total value of £150 million. The seed assets will be used to develop the platform into a fund focused on acquiring a pipeline of further hotel and resort assets across Thomas Cook’s destination markets. As part of the agreement with LMEY, Thomas Cook has acquired a 42-percent stake in Germany-based holiday company Aldiana, which has 8 clubs across Europe and Tunisia and has plans to open another 4 resorts in the next 2 years. Thomas Cook and LMEY said the move would provide customers with an even greater choice of high-quality holidays that are unique to Thomas Cook and achieve both higher levels of customer satisfaction and better margins than the portfolio average. “The development of a strong portfolio of own-brand hotels is absolutely key to our success, allowing us to provide customers with a consistent and high quality holiday, whatever their needs,” Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser, said. “Our new strategic partnership with LMEY, with its proven track record of identifying and redeveloping highly successful properties in sun and beach locations, gives us the perfect launch pad to…
We are currently working hard to build a dream resort in the Dominican Republic: Aldiana Cabarete. On a site of some 250,000 m² with direct access to a tropical beach, LMEY Investments is developing the Aldiane Cabarete a luxury beach resort with 340 superior hotel rooms and restaurants, a kids corner, a sports area, walking areas, a wedding gazebo, entertainment, beach bar and more. The huge infinity pool will give the hotel an added, luxuriously sparkling allure. The Aldiana Cabarete dream resort is scheduled to be opened at the start of 2018. The location will be expanded in 2019 by building 300 luxury hotel apartments. Here you can find more background information about the Dominican Republic
LMEY Investments is currently developing a spectacular hotel on the Spanish island Ibiza. The hotel Acor Playa, which adjoins the beach, is located on a site of more than 6,000 m² and boasts a much talked-about design by the renowned team of architects Miguel G. Quetglas and Adrés G. Castiella. The luxury beach hotel has 150 breathtaking rooms. The facade of the hotel Acor Playa presents a spectacle of organic and open-air connections. The remarkable and unique design of the hotel is destined to become a landmark. The building is already attracting great interest from all over the world. The hotel will be opened in 2018.
In Valkenburg, a popular tourist destination in the southern part of The Netherlands, LMEY Investments is currently developing Wellness Hotel Geuldal. The Geuldal Hotel is a luxury hotel with 200 rooms on a site of around seven hectares. This is a former Jesuit monastery with a surface area of some 20,000 m². LMEY Investments is transforming this Jesuit monastery, which originally dates from 1893, into a premium wellness hotel in an exuberant environment with more than 200 rooms, congress and convention facilities. The hotel will offer a luxury Spa & Wellness centre, a fitness centre, two luxury restaurants, a wine cellar, library, exhibition room and observatory as well. The opening is scheduled for 2018.
LMEY Investments and Aldiana Hotels will build a luxury club hotel under the name Alpincenter in the vicinity of Europe’s largest indoor piste, the ski centre Alpine Center in Wittenburg. The Alpincenter club hotel will cater to the rapidly growing need for winter sports locations in Germany. This new 4 star club hotel will have as a result around 250 rooms instead of the current 140 rooms and will provide direct access to the Alpine Center. This Alpine Center offers its guests not only skiing but other sports activities as well, such as a karting track, quad rides, water-skiing, a spectacular high ropes course and curling.