Tree of Illusions 2016 – Help us give smiles!

One more year, the Barcelona Princess Hotel will bring happiness to the children of Barcelona during the Christmas Festivities, through a campaign of donation of toys organized by the association Barcelona Forum District (BFD).

Those affected are minors whose families are in a vulnerable economic and social situation. The beneficiary children are aged between 5 and 12 years and are regularly attended by professionals from various social entities in the city.

Árbol de las Ilusiones - Hotel Barcelona Princess

Árbol de las Ilusiones – Hotel Barcelona Princess

Until January 2, who wishes to collaborate with this solidarity campaign can deposit a toy in the Christmas tree, located in the hall of the Hotel Barcelona Princess or in the large tree of the Hotel Negresco Princess that is added for the first year to this action.

Thanks to the Trinijove Foundation and the BFD it will be possible to sponsor one of the 40 children hosted at the Center Obert Neus Puig and participate in a good cause. For more information about toys that can be donated you can consult the main web (here).

Árbol de las Ilusiones - Hotel Negresco Princess

Árbol de las Ilusiones – Hotel Negresco Princess

On this occasion, the epicenter of the campaign is the Diagonal Mar shopping mall. Likewise, all toys will be sent to the neighborhoods of Besòs and Verneda through the Center Sant Martí and the neighborhood association of La Pau.

In these special days, it is time to share. For this reason, the hotels of the Princess Hotels & Resorts chain maintain their commitment to support groups at risk of social exclusion.

Altogether we get a year to bring the joy of Christmas to needy children.

Food & Drinks by Jon & Steve @ Hotel Negresco Princess

In the Hotel Negresco Princess we can boast the best dishes and cocktails in the city of Barcelona. So, this time in #YoSoyNegrescoPrincess we interviewed Jon & Steve, two of the hotel’s friends who enjoy doing their job.

This is a video interview in which they prepare us a delicious surprise while they tell us the function that they play in the hotel, what is their favorite Barcelona site, which site they recommend to visit in the city and their biggest anecdote in the first year of This Hotel in Barcelona.

Come to know Jon & Steve a little more in this video and discover his proposals about Barcelona.

Jon surprises us with a seasonal dish where the combination brings a contrast of flavors and textures; A cream of courgette, with a goat cheese, honey and hazelnut timbal.

Look at the recipe for the courgette cream (here)

Steve on the other hand teaches us how to prepare a vodka based cocktail, with martini, cointreau and a shot of espresso as well, shaken not stirred. And this time we have prepared a Negresco-tini, a very refreshing cocktail that reflects the essence of Hotel Negresco Princess.

Look at the recipe for the Negresco- tini cocktail (here)

If you have the desire to taste the courgette cream or our special cocktail you can come to taste some of our two proposals in The Corner by Princess of the Hotel Negresco Princess.

Pedro Montolio, Chef of the Hotel Barcelona Princess, nominated for Best Chef of the Year (CCA)

Next 30th November will be held the first round of the 7th Concurso Cocinero del Año, where Pedro Montolio Peiro, Chef of the Hotel Barcelona Princess, will participate along with 13 other participants; eight cooks and five waiters from different autonomous communities of Spain.

Pedro Montolio - Hotel Barcelona Princess

Pedro Montolio – Hotel Barcelona Princess

This gastronomic contest directed to professional chefs and organized by Caterdata Group will be chaired by Martín Berasategui and vice presided by Jordi Cruz during the four semifinals.

In the first semifinal all cooks will have to prepare a menu consisting of a first course, a second course and a dessert for five hours. The three dishes cannot exceed 16 euros of raw material and to be able to carry out, each chef will have his personal assistant who in our case will be the second chef of the Hotel Barcelona Princess, David Bourg.

Pedro Montolio y David Bourg - Hotel Barcelona Princess

Pedro Montolio y David Bourg – Hotel Barcelona Princess

The competition will take place at the Escuela Superior de Hosteleria en Barcelona (ESHOB) and the awards ceremony will be held in Palo Alto, next to the School. Both events are located on Passeig del Taulat, number 249 very close to the Hotel Barcelona Princess.

Moreover, the grand finale of the four preliminary stages will be held at the famous food and beverage fair, Alimentaria. This event will take place in April 2017.

If you plan to attend to the Concurso Cocinero del Año or simply if you are passionate about gastronomy you can come and taste some of our dishes from our CCA semi-finalist chef at the Hotel Barcelona Princess.

Barcelona, a place to be

Are you planning to come to Barcelona during the December bank holiday? Is this the first time you come and do not know where to stay? If you are planning to come to this great city we have the best plans for this long weekend (Constitution and Immaculate Conception). This year will be a great occasion because these holidays will be in the same week.

In Barcelona you can find practically everything: sea, mountains, gastronomy, culture, fun, shopping, among others. Come and enjoy the most authentic atmosphere in the most emblematic places of the city.

Barcelona City

Barcelona City

The Hotel Barcelona Princess and the Hotel Negresco Princess offer you a perfect location to go for a walk and discover the most beautiful corners of the city. Both hotels have a privileged situation that will allow you to enjoy the best plans to make during the month of December.

Then we show you some of the ideas:

  • Musical / Theater: whether you like comedy or good drama, during the month of December you have a great variety of musicals to choose in different venues of Barcelona. Some of them are Gente Bien, Scaramouche, Priscila El Musical and Les noces de Figaro.
  • Culture: the museums of Barcelona often make exhibitions and activities for art lovers. Cubism and war: the crystal in the flame, Renoir among women, Miralda: MADEINUSA, are some of them.
  • Pre-Christmas shopping: if you are thinking about Christmas gifts and you like to make original gifts do not hesitate to come and see the Flea Market or the Diagonal Mar Shopping Center located next to our Hotel Barcelona Princess where you will find the best gifts for your beloved people.
  • Nightlife: if you are coming to Barcelona you cannot miss some of the famous locals such as Opium, Luz de Gas or Jamboree.

Don’t forget to book with us and enjoy your stay in Barcelona!

Brunch & Vermouth made in Negresco Princess

In the middle of breakfast and have lunch, many bars and restaurants are pursuing the brunch trend, which gives us great moments of gastronomic pleasure.

The Hotel Negresco Princess adds to this trend where you can also taste some seasonal products, Km 0 and fair trade.

Whether you’re an early riser or like to sleep in, you can enjoy a rich and complete breakfast from 7 am to 12 pm. You can start the day with our breakfast so you can visit Barcelona full of energy. Or sleep a little more and make a perfect brunch in Barcelona. You can choose from scrambled eggs with bacon or sausages to healthy options like fruit or cereals.

Brunch - Hotel Negresco Princess

Brunch – Hotel Negresco Princess

Nevertheless, if you like to go out with friends in the afternoon and share a good aperitif, at Hotel Negresco Princess we have the best vermouth that you can find in the center of town accompanied by food cans, potatoes and olives.

Everyone is welcomed at The Corner by Princess located in Calle de Roger de Llúria, 16 – 18, where palates of all tastes can enjoy a real vermouth.

Vermouth - Hotel Negresco Princess

Vermouth – Hotel Negresco Princess

And to continue the night, enjoy our delicious cocktails and tapas in La Terrazza where you can spend a good time accompanied by the best music and great views of Barcelona.