Thomas Cook is to open an own-branded hotel in the Maldives – one of 14 new properties to be developed in the next two years according to TTG Media.
The first Thomas Cook own-brand hotel in the Maldives, smartline Eriyadu will open during the period. Thomas Cook is making more rooms available in its existing own-brand hotels, especially Sunwing Family Resorts and adult-only Sunprime Hotels, available to sell in more of its markets across Europe.
The development of a strong portfolio of own-brand hotels is a key pillar of the group’s strategy for long-term profitable growth, the business said.
Stays at the properties include a 24-Hour Hotel Satisfaction Promise and access to a 24/7 connected service.
Alongside the new Casa Cooks, Ocean Beach Club and properties in Sicily and the Maldives, there will be an additional nine new own-brand properties opened over the next two years.
In Cape Verde, on the island of Sal, there will be the first Sunwing and Sunprime Resort ready for the winter season 2017/18.
There will be new Sentidos in Bulgaria, Turkey and Croatia where a new smartline will also be opened and there will be additional SunConnect properties in Spain and Cyprus.
Sentido Golden Star in Bulgaria has been renamed Sentido Marea and will undergo a complete refurbishment with new management. The own-brand portfolio for summer 2017 will total around 190 hotels.