5 Star Luxury Hospital Stays with Copa Star
The Star Cup is revolutionizing the way people think about hospitals in Brazil. Rio De Janeiro is home to the first five-star luxury hospital designed to be a unique and exclusive service. The Star Cup was created by the Hospital das D’Or Sao Luiz and intends to spread across the country in the coming years.
The Hospital Copa Star’s design is based on luxurious five-star hotels and includes a number of special amenities uncommon to traditional hospitals. The first difference patients will notice are the impressive pieces of art that decorate this hospital’s walls. In total there are 231 pieces of Japanese paintings making this hospital as much of an art gallery as it as a place for treating the sick. The usual foot traffic of nurses and stretchers is replaced in this hospital with a special area designed for employees and patient transport so that the main corridors remain clear.
The hospital stands at an enormous 21 thousand square meters along one of the most beautiful beaches in the world at Copacabana. Each room was built following the mold of a five-star hotel suite. Even the traditional hospital smell of musk and chemicals is gone and replaced with a woody scent with touches of citrus. Lastly, the blinding fluorescent lights of the old world hospital have been upgraded to comforting natural lighting to give patients a sense of welcome and tranquility.
Of course, hospital food has to be upgraded to fit the five-star grade. Swiss chef Steve Moreillon sees to it that guests in this new hospital are treated both in body and stomach with a luxury menu. Work started in 2013 and this first hospital has a price tag of over 400 million Reais, but plans are already in the works for future projects. Next stops for this unique hospital design will most likely be Sao Paulo and Brasilia, the country’s capital.
Rede D’Or Sao Luis, cardiologist and founder of this new luxury hospital, created this design with the vision of providing medical treatment along with a unique experience. The Hospital Copa Star currently has 113 doctors along with 550 professionals working in a number of divisions including patient care, support, and hospitality. Star Cup is not only a luxury stay but intends to offer high-end surgical procedures in both cardiology and neurology. Rede D’Or Sao Luiz has invested in the latest medical equipment making his hospital not only the most luxurious, but also a top facility for medical treatment.
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