The Barcelona Princess Hotel is collaborating with the Trinjove Foundation for several social and solidarity actions such as the “Tree of Illusions” campaign for the collection of toys, the selective collection of waste and in different programs which goal is to overcome situations of social exclusion.
As we wanted to know more about the foundation, recently part of the Barcelona Princess and Negresco Princess Hotels team visited the Center Obert Neus Puig, that belongs to the Trinijove Private Foundation. A place in which 40 children from the Tinitat Vella neighborhood and their families, most of them at social risk, receive attention, training and consulting.
The welcome given by all the coordinating team and of course by the children was really great from the beginning and the first greeting received was a “Bonjour” by a charming child.
Marc Fernández, the Centre Obert manager, explained us more things about this Center and its values where social, educational and recreational tasks stand out.
Iñaki Segurado, Vice President of Trinijove, was our great host and he compared the Center with an hotel in the sense that there are many cultures and where one of the Center’s main goal is to become a space for integration and social cohesion in the neighborhood.
After the visit, we said hello to the children who, laughing and having a good atmosphere, enjoyed the fruit and a delicious snack made by our Chef Pedro Montolio.
Surprises did not end here. Afterward Iñaki made us a tour through the Water House of Trinitat Vella neighborhood. A modernist space open to the public and renovated with the help of the foundation in which different activities are carried out as art exhibitions.
If we talk about Easter, it reminds us spring, good weather and of course holidays!!!
This year Easter will be from 25th March to 02nd April. And Barcelona is the best place to enjoy a well-deserved vacation because it offers you many different options.
Barcelona is nature, especially with the arrival of spring and good weather. You will enjoy a green and full of color city in its gardens and parks. Also from the beach and you will even consider taking a bath or at least walking on the sand and sunbathing. If you want mountain Barcelona has two. One in Montjuïc where you will find a castle and the Tibidabo also where you will find the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart and Tibidabo amusement park.
Barcelona is also recognized for its gastronomy. In this sense our chefs Pedro Montonllio and Jon García from the Barcelona Princess and Negresco Princess Hotels are the experts and every week they offer us a weekly menu with seasonal products, km 0 and fair trade in The Corner Bar Restaurant and Negresco Restaurant ,respectively. Negresco offers us a tasting menu from Wednesday to Saturday to spend a gastronomic evening.
Barcelona is wellness and you can find well-being in it. Therefore, Barcelona Princess and Negresco Princess offer you a wellness package to relax yourself and to have energy to continue discovering Barcelona.
Barcelona is Architecture and in it you will find the Modernism route and know the Barcelona of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, which together with other architects made Barcelona the Modernism world capital.
Barcelona is also Sport, football and is dressed with FC Barcelona colors.
And Barcelona is culture and art … A great variety of cultural activities take place in Barcelona. In this section, the Poblenou Urban District is our reference in Barcelona Princess. # NegrescoEscultura and together with the TR3SC club present us with different proposals, from literary dinners, pairings, to talks about the television series of the moment.
Are you still thinking where to go this Easter?
Come to Barcelona !!
On November 24 was the #PoblenouOpenNight, a day of art and creativity in the neighborhood organized by the Poblenou Urban District Association, of which the Barcelona Princess Hotel is a member.
In addition to the open doors of several places, the offer was extended with the Markespaces Circuit and the Windows Art Circuit (WAC).
It was in the WAC proposal that the Barcelona Princess Hotel participated for the first time in an evening of art, cocktails and tapas.
The #wacpoblenou was a tour of different spaces for the creation of live art in unconventional settings.
In the case of Barcelona Princess, the windows of the hall of this hotel were the canvas where the muralist Héctor Soto, known as Ekosaurio, surprised us with his live creativity.
We take the opportunity to talk to him …
_Hector, where are you from?
I’m from Puerto Rico, I’ve been in Barcelona for a year and a half and I’m delighted to be settled here. Barcelona is a multicultural city full of art and design. I like to travel, I’ve done it for Europe and on a skateboard. I have also been to the Virgin Islands of the Caribbean.
_ Muralist since when?
I am Architect and I started in 2016 in grafity and to paint in large format. Now I am studying morphology of plants because I like to paint them.
_ During the #wacpoblenou we saw the windows of the Hotel decorated with olive trees. Why plants?
Because plants inspire and touch you. They remind me my country that is tropical and full of vegetation. Since I was a child I have had contact with them, I remember them in my childhood with my grandmother.
I work with ornamental plants and for the WAC and the Barcelona Princess Hotel I wanted some kind of relationship with the city. In this case I chose the olives because they are part of Spain and can always be seen in any bar. In addition, they fit in very well with the sustainable philosophy 360 of the Barcelona Princess in green, ecological and proximity products.
__ You mention sustainability, how do you contribute to your day-to-day?
Being aware of the environment.
_ What do you like most about Art?
Freedom. There are no restrictions and it is being made over time.
_ What is your favorite place in the city of Barcelona?
The bunkers of Carmel is the best place in Barcelona to get lost and meditate. You can also enjoy this trip and afterwards admire the views of Barcelona.
_ And in the Princess Hotel in Barcelona?
The 23rd floor where the pool is located and from where you can enjoy the views of the Mediterranean Sea.
_ If you came just to visit the city, what do you think you couldn´t miss, see or do in Barcelona?
Visit the neighborhood of Poblenou and Gràcia. They are beautiful and picturesque neighborhoods of Barcelona. Poblenou, which is very close to the hotel, is a very creative neighborhood of Barcelona that reminds me the one in Williamasburg, a neighborhood in the Brooklyn New York district or the one in Wynwood, a historic neighborhood in the north of downtown Miami.
Thanks to @Ekosaurio for your time and for this talk and for the live demonstration during the Window Art Circuit of Poblenou. See you in the next edition!