mARTigny Boutique Hôtel (VS)
We were so happy to stay at this unique hotel concept in Switzerland where people are at the center of their philosophy : 2/3 of the staff have a disability.
As parents of a disabled boy, we are obviously concerned about his future and how life as an adult will be for him. The mARTigny Boutique Hotel gave us some BIG hope by showing us that those with disabilities can make up the majority of the staff running a hotel and restaurant, as well as 25 others trades in the area with the support of the FOVAHM.
We had a very interesting discussion with the director Matthias who explained how the hotel is run and all the positive, fun and enriching experiences that arise from having such a wonderfully diverse team.
The hotel features 52 spacious rooms with a modern design, 3 junior suites with a living room and 2 suites with a dining room. There are also meeting rooms and offers tailored packages for seminars. The hotel also has its own specially adapted laundry which services other local members of the FOVAHM which also provides further jobs.
The hotel is spotlessly clean, the rooms are large (we had two connecting rooms which gave us plenty of space for everyone), the staff are really friendly and the Peruvian restaurant is really good with plenty of choice and excellent service! And guess what...Elio slept the entire night (something he NEVER does at home), was completely calm in the restaurant and didn't shout at all since we arrived : good vibes only.
The breakfast buffet had everything we needed and was served in the sunny covered terrace area.
We are so happy about this first trip with World Hospitality Champions who perfectly understood how this hotel would suit our needs and our spirit. It's a hotel where the human being is the focus and you can feel it.
We will finish this post with the hope that such places will duplicate in Switzerland. The way that the hotel has adapted and found solutions to enable its employees to do their jobs is a role model for all.
mARTigny Boutique Hôtel Rue des Vorziers 7,
World Hospitality Champions