Magdas Hotel, Vienna Magdas Hotel, Vienna
Magdas Hotel, Vienna Magdas Hotel, Vienna
Magdas Hotel, Vienna Magdas Hotel, Vienna
Magdas Hotel, Vienna
Magdas Hotel, Vienna Magdas Hotel, Vienna

Take refuge

24 : 04 : 2015 Social Responsibility : Hotel : Caritas Austria

Vienna – Social responsibility and hospitality make good bedfellows at magdas, a hotel where guests share the space with young refugees.

  • Asylum applications to EU countries totalled 626,065 in 2014 – The Wall Street Journal
  • Working with NGO Caritas Austria, magdas provides shelter and work for people forced to flee their homes

The hotel was built on a budget with a smart, minimalist design by AllesWirdGut Architects. The inviting and homely space is shared by city travellers, overnight trippers and young asylum-seekers alike. Along with 75 rooms reserved for guests there are two residential units that can house up to 25 refugees. Supported by charity, Caritas the hotel is a place for young people who have been forced to flee under threat of war, persecution and torture to begin a new life. Indeed, the rehabilitation begins in the hotel itself as many of the staff are refugees.

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