Magdas Hotel was opened in February 2015 right next to Vienna Prater. The former home for the elderly is run by refugees from Algeria to Syria, trained by top hotel staff from local hotels.
Magdas has a wonderful social vibe. Guests are encouraged to liaise with staff, each of whom has a unique life story to tell. Given Vienna's past as a multiethnic Empire full of migrants it's a great opportunity to re-imagine history.
Interiors are a prime example of successful upcycling. Only beds and mattresses are new.