Monthly Archives: April 2018

Accorhotels Expanding Their Brand

For anyone’s who’s looking for a rooftop bar in Bangkok, AccorHotels might have come up several times. Well, good news for those who enjoy their hotel drinks with a view of the city they’re in, the hospitality group will be adding four new hotels across the globe, which will double the group’s portfolio, all these new properties will operate under the SO/ luxury brand.

The new properties will be opened by the end of 2018 in Berlin, St. Petersburg, and Vienna, plus the brand’s first development in the Southern Hemisphere, with an AccorHotels property in Auckland, New Zealand. The group also revealed their bold plan, with 10 additional properties being planned in places such as Jakarta, Koh Samui and Kuala Lumpur, with these planned developments scheduled for operation by 2021.

The hospitality group is already known for their several hotels with  rooftop bar in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Mauritius and Singapore.

Vice President Luxury Brand Management for Sofitel Brands, Jaoa Rocco, says that the SO/ brand has gotten popular thanks to the stylish and playful accommodations, born from an unorthodox attitude coming from the brand’s French origins. He says that AccorHotels have plans to introduce the SO/ Brand in key tourist destinations across the world, and that they are proud of the new projects which will become operational throughout 2018.

Two of the newest openings of the SO/ brand are the SO/ Berlin Das Stue, and the SO/ Auckland. The former occupies what was once the Royal Danish Embassy, which is now a boutique with 78 guestrooms, plus a spa with a 14m indoor swimming pool and Finnish saunas.

The SO/ Auckland is a 133 room hotel, located in the middle of Auckland’s Central Business District, and is the brand’s first foray into the Southern Hemisphere. Accommodations include a Club Signature lounge, an indoor swimming pool, plus an SO/ brand spa and fitness centre, operating out of an old bank vault.

In April of 2018, the 137-room SO/ St. Petersburg hotel will go operational in the middle of Russia’s cultural centre, which comes with its own rooftop bar.

By the end of 2018, AccorHotels is also looking to open SO/ Vienna, designed by France’s Jean Nouvel, one of the country’s most notable architects.

Inpatient VS Outpatient Rehab

Drug and Alcohol addiction is very dangerous and causes huge difficulties in professional and personal lives of the addicts. The best way to get out of addiction and lead a normal life is to join a rehab. A rehabilitation facility helps the addicts to know the causes of their addiction and teaches them ways to cope with them.

Rehabilitation centers offer two types of rehab programs, inpatient program and California Outpatient Rehab. Both the treatments are effective in treating the patients of addiction. However, they have some unique features.

Inpatient programs require the patients to stay in the premises of the rehab. Sometimes the family members are also required to stay with the patient. These are intensive programs for patients suffering from serious addictions. On the other hand, Outpatient Rehab does not require the patients to stay in the rehab. The part time program allows the patients to carry on with their regular activities. The patients need to visit the California Outpatient Rehab on a regular basis as per the determined schedule.

Inpatient rehab programs are intensive. The rehab centers treat the patients of addiction under restricted environment. The programs usually take between 28 days to 6 months. The patients have to stay in the facility throughout the entire duration of the program. Each rehab has some rules for inpatient programs. The patients go through detox, medications, counselling and group therapy sessions to overcome their addictions.

Outpatient rehab programs are not as intensive as inpatient programs. The patients have to visit the California Outpatient Rehab regularly to get the treatment. The program is suited for patients with mild addiction or it can be a part of the long-term treatment plan, after patients complete their inpatient program. The patient has to spend ten to twelve hours in a week with Outpatient Rehab center. The duration of outpatient rehab is generally three to six months, depending on the condition of the patient and level of addiction.

The cost of inpatient rehab programs tend to be higher than the outpatient programs because of the ongoing medical treatment in inpatient programs. However, patients should not base their decision on the costs of the program. They have to choose an inpatient program or a California Outpatient Rehab based on the level of their addiction and their lifestyle.