Sustainability and CSR of the Princess Hotels in Barcelona

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MAX Tourism has labeled us as an example when it comes to committing ourselves to the environment and citizenship. The following article develops details of how the hotels of Barcelona and Negresco Princess minimizes the impact by implementing the Princess 360.

A business model committed to the environment and citizenship

Hotel Barcelona Princess and Hotel Negresco Princess, both hotels belonging to the Princess Hotels & Resorts chain, have spent these days looking back to remember the most important moments of a solidary year that has left its mark in its history, 2018.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of the values that defines Princess hotels, which are committed to their immediate environment, respect for the environment and citizenship. They are constantly looking for the minimization of their impact, as well as the implementation of a responsible management based on honesty, family conciliation and trust with your team.

Following this premise, the hotels carry out their own sustainability policy implemented in 2016 and baptized as “Princess 360º”, in which the “Princess & You” program was presented, until now the mainstay of its CSR Plan, and to which has been added the new side “Princess & Me”, driven by Laura Fernandez, new addition to the team as head of CSR and Innovation for the two urban hotels of the chain in Barcelona, this combining the internal and the external part of the hotel and completing its 360 virtuous circle:

Princess & You: It includes the environment, customers and society and since its beggining, actions such as participation in solidarity activities such as the Inter Hotel Games or the Clean-up of the Marine Fund, or innovative initiatives have been carried out within it at the Negresco Restaurant to join the realfood movement.

Princess & Me: This mainstay incorporates the internal client and aims to promote a healthy culture in all areas, which ensures the well-being of its employees, as well as promoting the culture of recognition by ensuring their commitment and pride.

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Likewise, under this solidarity, responsibility and commitment to the environment, Hotel Negresco Princess and Barcelona Princess, at the same time that they assists in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals established by the World Tourism Organization in its organization, each year it allocates part of its benefits to a different solidarity cause by voting of all its employees, as is the case of the Abracadabra Foundation that has been chosen this year as the global cause solidarity of the Negresco Princess and the case of Make-A-Wish Spain, chosen charitable cause of Barcelona Princess.

The #BarcelonaPrincessTeam reaches the Barcelona Triathlon goal

On October 8, the Barcelona Triathlon was finally held, with the participation of more than 3,500 athletes.

Several colleagues of the Hotel Barcelona Princess participated in the triathlon, some of them for the first time and others repeating the experience of previous years. All of them motivated and wearing the green shirt of our 360 sustainable project, they form the #BarcelonaPrincessTeam.

Our computer technician Víctor thinks that this year has been very hard, the sun beat very hard.

Joan, our chef, loves the tour because it includes emblematic places of Barcelona such as the Arc de Triomf or the Sagrada Familia.

Santiago, the director of this Hotel in Barcelona, loves to participate in this sport event with the companions of the hotel.

Our head of F&B Miquel, makes the triathlon individually for the first time, and he loves it. Read more →

Turning on World Tourism Day with the challenge # Tourism2017

This year the tourism starts a movement to improve the sustainability and the environment, and it does it through the #Tourism17 campaign.

In the year of the development for sustainability, it is expected that all the tourism sector join together to improve this matter.

Besides, September 27 is the World Tourism Day and at the Hotel Barcelona Princess we celebrate it by making a 360 degree turn to promote a responsible tourism.

The #Turism17 campaign is very important the Barcelona Princess, since for years we have been a hotel that promotes sustainability.

We have a project called 360º Princess & You in which we do several actions to contribute to social responsibility, such as working with the fair trade of food or promoting energy savings among others. Read more →

Earth Needs Your Help. Be an #OzoneHero – World Ozone Day

September 16 is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer  (World Ozone Day ), an important day for everyone because the ozone layer protects our planet from the harmful rays of the

For this reason, we have to find methods to help us preserve this important element of our planet.

At the Barcelona Princess Hotel and Hotel Negresco Princess we take the environment and sustainability very seriously, and for this reason we participate in different green actions to minimize the emission of gases that can contaminate the ozone layer.

Hotel Barcelona Princess

Hotel Barcelona Princess

We have #OzoneHeroe beacuse thanks to the control over the facilities by all our staff of the Hotel Barcelona Princess and a rational use by our guests, the electricity consumption per person in 2016 was reduced by 14% with respect by 2015.

This means that it has ceased to emit 164 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. This carbon dioxide saving is equivalent to the photosynthesis of a forest of 8,238 trees during a year.

#OzoneHeroe campaign - Word Ozone Day

#OzoneHeroe campaign – Word Ozone Day

Be an Ozone Heroe and discover your superpower with the campaign for the World Ozone Day that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.

Earth Needs Your Help!

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See our #Tourism17 challenge for International Year of Sustainable Tourism.

Our chef participates in the cheese fair Montanejos

On the Next 7th and 8th of October, our chef, Pedro Montolio, will participate in the Feria del Queso Artesano Montanejos a cheese fair of the agri-food sector that will be held in Valencia, where the best cheese masters will meet.

Pedro chef Barcelona Princess

Pedro chef Barcelona Princess

The fair is organized by the Tourism Foundation of Montanejos of the Valencian Community, and some lactic companies will participate in it too.

During the cheese fair it will be possible to taste the best flavors, and more than 10.000 tasting are expected along with showccokings with the best chefs.

This year our awarded chef, Pedro Montolio, offers a live showcooking in which the spectators can see directly how a professional of the kitchen works, with the cheese as protagonist. Read more →