The legend of Sant Jordi, the dragon and the princess.

The most romantic day in Barcelona where roses and books are exchanged is coming.

April 23 is Sant Jordi (St. George), a celebration that is considered the Sant Valentin Catalan. In this tradition the streets of Barcelona wear red roses and you can buy books in the bookstalls in the streets like La Rambla.

The book was added to this celebration because Abril 23th is also celebrated the World Book Day.

But behind the princess, the knight, the dragon and the rose there is a legend: The Legend of Sant Jordi.

Sant Jordi · Barcelona · Hotel Barcelona Princess

Sant Jordi · Barcelona · Hotel Barcelona Princess

What is the legend of Saint George?

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Lot of hopes in the rare disease day 2017

February 28 is the World Day of rare diseases and the Federación Española de Enfermedades Raras (FEDER) celebrates it with an awareness Campaign for their research.

Under motto “La Investigación es nuestra esperanza”  (Research is our Hope). The FEDER’s campaign for this Rare Disease Day aims to raise awareness of rare pathologies and promote their research.

In accordance to the FEDER, a Rare Disease can affect anyone’s. 7 of each 100 people suffer one of them. In Spain there are three million patients that endure rare diseases.

Dia Mundial de las enfermedades - #SOMOSFEDER - Hotel Barcelona Princess

Dia Mundial de las enfermedades – #SOMOSFEDER – Hotel Barcelona Princess

Due to the case of one of our colleagues, at the Hotel Barcelona Princess we got to know first-hand the X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare disease that affects mainly children between 4 and 10 years.

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New solidary cause 2017

As part of our CSR (Corporate social responsibility) commitment, each year the Hotel Barcelona Princess and the Hotel Negresco Princess have a solidary cause which is chosen by the Hotel staff.

For the last two years (2015 and 2016), the hotels in Barcelona of the chain Princess Hotels & Resorts joined the fight against rare diseases through monthly voluntary salary donations of the hotels workers and participating in the eDreams Mitja Marató and Barcelona Triathlon with the purpose of raise funds.

For this year 2017 were several charity causes proposed by our staff but the most voted cause has been the Cottolengo del Padre Alegre Foundation which helps people with incurable diseases and with limited economic recourses.

Hotel Barcelona Princess @ Cottolengo del Padre Alegre

Hotel Barcelona Princess @ Cottolengo del Padre Alegre

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Barcelona Princess Hotel delivered a symbolic check with the raised funds to investigate the rare diseases.

On Friday, January 20, a symbolic check of 16,000 €, with the donations collected over two years by the Hotel Barcelona Princess, was  delivered to the CIBERER for the investigation of rare diseases including X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy.

Hotel Barcelona Princess · CIBERER

Hotel Barcelona Princess · CIBERER

During 2015 and 2016 the Barcelona Princess Hotel joined the fight against rare diseases through monthly voluntary salary donations of the hotel workers and participating in sporting events in Barcelona such as half marathon and triathlon with the objective of raise funds on migranodearena.org, a crowdfunding website to raise money online for NGOs.

The motivation for this solidarity challenge comes from within our hotel. The personal case of a colleague who worked in this hotel in Barcelona has allowed us to learn more about rare diseases and identify ourselves with their associated difficulties. (See Video)

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Corporate Social Responsibility Actions 2016 Hotel Barcelona Princess

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an active and voluntary contribution of the Hotel Barcelona Princess to the social, economic and environmental improvement of its immediate surroundings.

As a new year begins (2017), we have taken stock of the actions of corporate social responsibility of 2016.

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#Hotelscompromesos

These are some of the RSC actions of 2016:

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