The Danish hotel helping recovering addicts get back on their feet

John Laurenson Mar 14, 2019
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Joachim, 19, who works in the 'Hotellet,' sits in a room of the hotel in Copenhagen, 09 January 2007. OLA TORKELSSON/AFP/Getty Images

The Danish hotel helping recovering addicts get back on their feet

John Laurenson Mar 14, 2019
Joachim, 19, who works in the 'Hotellet,' sits in a room of the hotel in Copenhagen, 09 January 2007. OLA TORKELSSON/AFP/Getty Images
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Hotellet, in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, is a hotel that trains and employs recovering drug addicts, helping its staff work and reconnect with the wider community. At $74 a night, which includes a Scandinavian breakfast, the rooms are inexpensive for Copenhagen. The staff work mornings and the hotel switches to “self-service” for guests in the afternoons, allowing employees to deal with their addiction issues. 

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