Albergo Etico Rome

Hotel Etico Rome

Our Mission

Hotel Etico Rome

Our Mission

Hotel Etico Rome

Our Mission

Hotel Etico Rome

Our Mission

Hotel Etico Rome

Our Mission

HOTEL ETICO ROME & THE ACADEMY OF INDEPENDENCE

The Academy of Independence

The Academy of Independence was born in the northern Italian wine-making town of Asti in Piedmont in 2009 with its first ever graduate going on to be the inspiration for what has now become a small phenomenon. A three-year training and work internship specifically designed to give people with Down’s Syndrome the opportunity to learn how to live and work independently in the hospitality business.

Hotel Etico Rome

Nine years on and the fruits of our labours are now visible for all to see with the jewel in the crown of this far-reaching and inspirational project - a fully functional and operative hotel and restaurant open to the wider public in the historical centre of Rome, entirely staffed and run by a team of proud and hardworking young men and women with Down’s.

Independence, Dignity & Prosperity

Not only does the Hotel Etico operate without the help of carers or assistants, it’s also a thriving and profitable business, which is thanks to the fantastic team of staff who not only work in the hotel but also live together on the premises. Living autonomously, together in harmony and working as a close-knit team in a very competitive market says it all about the achievements of the Academy and its members.

A Special Hotel

While the Hotel Etico is a fully functional accommodation with restaurant and meeting facilities as well as a host of other services and attractive features, it’s also arguably the finest hotel in the city for guests with disabilities. Not only is the entire property suitable for a wide variety of disabled guests, the magical atmosphere in this unique Rome accommodation is one where you’ll always feel right at home.

Keeping it Real

People with disabilities comprise a highly untapped resource of ingenuity and productivity and investing in the disabled is not simply a philanthropic gesture - the success of the Hotel Etico Rome and the Academy of Independence have proven beyond all doubt that citizens with Down’s Syndrome can make as useful and profitable contribution to society as anyone.

Be Part of the Magic

So next time you’re in Rome drop into the Hotel Etico - and take in the magic of this ingenious initiative for yourself. Whether you book one of our 17 modern and stylish guest rooms or just stop by for dinner in our exclusive restaurant, we promise you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer magic of this, undoubtedly Rome’s most magical and unique hotel.