Austrian Hotel Serves as Workplace and Home for Refugees
Half of the magdas Hotel in Vienna offers unique designer rooms for tourists, while the other is home to parentless orphans seeking asylum
If you’re looking to remove yourself from reality on your next vacation, magdas Hotel is probably not your best option. But for a socially and globally conscious getaway, this hotel in Vienna—which both houses and staffs young parentless refugees—is hard to beat.
Designed by architecture firm AllesWirdGut and conceived by Caritas, a Catholic charity, magdas Hotel features 78 uniquely designed rooms for guests as well as two connected apartment units for refugees waiting to see if Austria has granted them asylum.