We introduce you Gábor

You already know that we like to introduce you our team of the Barcelona Princess and the Negresco Priness Hotels It’s a good way to know each other a little better and so they can give us suggestions and explain some anecdotes.

On this occasion we spoke with Gábor Noé the person in charge of urban hotels in Barcelona of the Princess Hotels & Resorts chain.

– Where are you from?

I am Hungarian and I lived there until I was 27 years old. Later I came to Spain where I have been for 10 years. First in Tenerife and now a year ago in Barcelona, an exceptional and restless city with sea, mountains, culture and nightlife.

– What is your job at the hotel?

 I am joining the Princess Hotels & Resorts chain in their hotels in Barcelona as Sales Manager and my objective is to do business actions to attract businesses to hotels, and I do it mostly traveling.

Foto Gábor

– What do you like the most about your job?

I like the idea of collaborating with two very different hotels in Barcelona at the same time.

They are the Hotel Barcelona Princess, a congress hotel with large meeting rooms and in front of the CCIB (International Convention Centre in Barcelona) and just a few minutes from the beach. The other one is the Negresco Princess, a hotel in the center of Barcelona with a large terrace and a restaurant, Negresco Restaurant, with a very interesting gastronomic proposal.

And of course traveling is also something that I love!

-Do you want to tell us any anecdote about your experiences at the Hotel Barcelona Princess?

Each trip is an experience because each destination is different. I have seen and heard many things! One example is that a partner was sent by mistake to another city because the agency organizing the trip made a mistake the city code.

– From your day by day, how do you contribute to the hotel’s social and environmental responsibility plan?

I will join the new solidarity cause of this year, as well as environmental, sports and solidarity activities organized by both Princess hotels in Barcelona.

– What is your favorite place in the city of Barcelona? And in the hotel?

The viewpoint of Montjuïc from where you can enjoy terrific views of Barcelona.

About the hotels, in Barcelona Princess the terrace of The Gym Bar is a great place to relax with a drink and an excellent place to organize an event. In Negresco Hotel, the terrace and the pool on the top floor of the hotel have a great atmosphere.

-If you came to visit the city, what do you think you could not miss in Barcelona?

I recommend living in neighborhoods of the city such as Gràcia, very close to the Negresco Princess or Poblenou, a few steps away from the Barcelona Princess.

Thank you for sharing your time with us and we hope to know more about your travelling experiences!

Diagonal Avenue, a treasure of Barcelona

Beyond the beaches of Barcelona, we can find much more wonderful places in the city.

Exclusive stores, galleries, shopping centers, are some of the things you can find in Diagonal Avenue.

In the Forum area starting at number 1 of Diagonal we can find the impressive skyscraper of 26 floors, the Barcelona Princess Hotel, designed by the architect Óscar Tusquets.

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Walking up through the Diagonal Avenue you will find the Agbar Tower with its controversial shape and that lights the city every night.

Through the Diagonal you will have an easy access to the most emblematic buildings of Antoni Gaudí and other emblematic buildings of the city too, such as Casa de les Punxes designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

From the beginning to end of t his avenue you will find many green areas to rest. The Diagonal itself is green but there are also gardens such as the Diagonal Mar park, Parc del Center in Poblenou and the Pedralbes Park.

You will find more information about this avenue and about Barcelona, in our blog and also in the Smartphone Handy (lexus section) you will find in rooms in both Barcelona Princess and Negresco Princess Hotels

 

In the Restaurant Negresco we are in season

We are in the middle of autumn, something that can be very interesting when you consider the delicious foods that arrive with this season of the year.

In the Hotel Negresco Princess we adapt to this change in the year, adding the best menus, which have seasonal products and are prepared by our great chef Jon.

comida de temporada

comida de temporada

Some of the main foods of the season that you can find in our seasonal menus at the Negresco Restaurant or during the breakfast buffet, are the following:

  • Mushrooms
  • Chestnuts
  • Salmon- Sweet potatoes
  • Artichokes
  • Figs and pomegranates
  • Tangerines
  • Seasonal boar
  • Duck

These are some of the seasonal products that you can find, but the list is very extensive.

In these months of the year you can make a change in your diet and enjoy again these products that are only available during certain dates of the year, and that in autumn are in their best state.

In the Negresco Restaurant we offer a great variety of combinations to please all tastes “even the most demanding”.

Si quieres darle un placer otoñal a tu paladar tan solo tienes que pasar por nuestro restaurante en el centro de Barcelona, nuestros magníficos menús semanales harán que te alegres de la llegada del invierno.

Barcelona, an ideal city for the free days December

We are approaching December and this month there are several dates in which we find free days (Puente de la Constitución and Puente de la Inmaculada) that can be used to spend a few days of relaxation in Barcelona.

You can spend a few days at the Hotel Barcelona Princess, where you can get away from the constant hustle and bustle of the city. In this hotel you can enjoy incredible winter views of the city of Barcelona towards the Mediterranean Sea or towards the city. In addition, near the hotel you can find leisure areas such as the Parc del Fòrum, the Diagonal Mar shopping center and the Port Fòrum

Puentes de Diciembre en Barcelona · Long weekend in Barcelona

Puentes de Diciembre en Barcelona · Long weekend in Barcelona

You can also spend a few days at the Hotel Negresco Princess, a hotel in the center of the city, it is a strategic point to attend different Christmas exhibitions and the beautiful streets and lit squares of Barcelona such as Plaça Catalunya.

Come to one of these two hotels in Barcelona to enjoy these free days in Barcelona and spend an original Christmas in the city.

Christmas markets, tradition, gastronomy, sport, architecture, shopping, culture … the city of Barcelona is ideal for December.

06, 08 and 25 of December, keep in mind these days to be able to plan a few different rest days in the city of Barcelona.

4 Places you never knew in Barcelona

Barcelona is a great city with many things to do during your stay, and we all know the best places to visit, as La Sagrada Familía, Las Ramblas or the pl. Catalunya, among others.

But the city has more great places that are not very known and are as beautiful and original as the ones mentioned above. We show four of these beautiful locations and things to see according the Luxos magazine guide

  1. Tibidabo

Tibidabo is the highest point on top of the Collserola mountain range from there you can see the the whole Barcelona. Besides of the great views, you can find the amusement park of the mountain, were you can have a great time and enjoy even higher  views.

Tibidaboo Barcelona

Tibidaboo Barcelona

  1. Botero’s Cat

This sculpture by Fernando Botero was purchased by Barcelona’s city council in 1987, but it was positioned permanently in the Raval district only in 2003: up until then, as cats do, it had wandered the city, in sites at the zoo, then the Olympic stadium, then the Medieval shipyards, and finally settling in the Raval district.

  1. The Garden Maze

The Parc del Laberint d’Horta has a hedge maze, a typical feature of aristocratic gardens in the 19th century. It was planned and developed by the Desvalls family from 1791, and the carefully pruned hedges conceal a route leading to the centre where there is a statue of Eros

  1. Palau de la Música

Hidden inside city you can find the magical Palau de la Música, built by Lluís Domènech I Montaner. Anyone who loves the eccentric architecture of Barcelona is sure to admire the organic shapes, colourful staine glass windouws and fine detailing of this concert hall.

You cand find other great places like this ones and other posts with interesting information about Barcelona on the free handy smartphone that you will find in your room of the Hotel Barcelona Princess and the Hotel Negresco Princess.