New Exclusive Privilege at the Hotel Negresco Princess – A Totally FREE handy Smartphone

At the Hotel Negresco Barcelona we know that our customers want to be connected everywhere.

This is the reason why Negresco Princess will be one of the firsts Hotels in Barcelona that will include a complementary revolutionary system; the new service of handy an exclusive smartphone available in our hotel room with free unlimited internet and local/international calls.

Do not worry about roaming charges, purchasing a SIM card or getting lost in Barcelona  – with handy and Negresco Princess Hotel, that’s now a thing of the past.

We hope you will enjoy handy, your free travel companion.

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HOW IT WILL HELP YOU

Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a handy. Our new exclusive privilege, it’s the latest hotel amenity you’ll enjoy.

You can pass all your apps like whatsapp, instagram, etc and contacts to the smartphone. This amazing service has different features that will let you be connected at any moment.

Find handy in your room, take it out and enjoy these features and more for FREE during your stay:

– Free internet Access
– Unlimited local and international calls (Europe, Great Britain, United States, United Arab Emirates, China and Russia)
– Stay connected throughout your time with us thanks to speed dial to hotel services as room service and front desk
– Information about our hotel in Barcelona and exciting offers
– Exclusive Brands Promotions
– Latest Guide to the City

All personal data will be cleared after you return the handy smartphone, and it will not work once you have checked out.

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YOUR NEW GUIDE

As you can see handy is your new travel buddy that will enhance your experience in the city, so you do not miss anything at all.

At the Negresco, Hotel in the center of Barcelona, we want to give the best experience to our clients; we hope to see you soon so you can enjoy our new and innovative service.

Take our complimentary handy smartphone out and explore Barcelona!

Gaudí in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudí, a benchmark in the city of Barcelona, celebrates the 165th anniversary. He was one of the most important architects in the history of architecture.

We want to do a small tribute to the highest representative of Catalan modernism and talk about some of his most representative works.

  • La Sagrada Familia: One of the most famous construction of Catalan modernist architecture, it is one of the most visited buildings in Spain. To enjoy one of the most famous catholic basilicas worldwide you can see this basilica from the panoramic elevators and rooms of the Hotel Barcelona Princess and also from the terrace of the Hotel Negresco Princess.

 

  • Park Güell: World heritage and a clear example of Gaudí’s ability to create an exceptional experience, with gardens and architectural elements.
  • Casa Batlló: Right in Passeig de Gracia, one of the most emblematic walks of the city is another important works of Gaudí, Casa Batlló. You can visit it from the Negresco Princess, hotel in the center of Barcelona.

 

The essence and magic of this Catalan representative breathe all over the city, giving everyone who walks their streets exclusive and essential places to visit. You can also admire:

  • Casa Milà: Also known as “La Pedrera“, another beautiful element in the city and that is also located in the Passeig de Gràcia.
  • Palau Güell: Located near the harbor and the seafront of the city, it is a magnificent example of domestic architecture in the context of modernism.

Do not miss the opportunity to live in person the great works of this referent of architecture in your next visit to the city of Barcelona.

Hotel Negresco Princess returns to the Hotel Tapa Tour 2017

The Hotel Tapa Tour is a tapas route with wine pairing and cavas D.O. In 5 and 4 star urban hotels in

From May 4 to May 14 you can taste two different tapas in each of the 34 participating Hotels. A contest tapa (there are 3 categories), which can be voted by the public and a solidarity tapa whose benefits will go to a social or environmental cause.

The Hotel Negresco Princess and its gastronomy return to participate in the Hotel Tapa Tour in Barcelona. In the previous edition the tapa “Crispy scallop with three sauces:  coriander, beetroot and saffron” (see) was among the finalists of the popular vote.

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The Corner by Princess – Hotel Negresco Princess – Hotel Tapa Tour

For this second edition, our Chef Jon García presents the tapa “Cupola of lamb, foie & chocolate“.

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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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Barcelona is also music

Barcelona is the perfect setting that has inspired many singers and artists to include the city in their lyrics or in their videos.

There are many examples. There are songs in all genres, languages, from different moments of Barcelona and artists of different nationalities.

Regarding lyrics, one of the most memorable songs is “Barcelona”, a single released by Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury and the catalan operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. This song was used as a hymn of the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. By the way, this year precisely Barcelona celebrates 25th anniversary of this sport event. (Video)

Also Barcelona is mentioned in the Soundtrack of the film ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’. A film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring by Javier Bardem, Scarlett Johanson and Penélope Cruz. The song is called “Barcelona” and the musicians responsible are Giulia and the Tellarini. (Video)

Shakira is another singer who has mentioned Barcelona in the lyrics of her songs as the song “La Bicicleta” with Carlos Vives but she has also chosen Barcelona and Catalonia as settings in their videos as “Loca”, “Empire” where youcan see the mountains of Montesarrat (Video), “Mi verdad” with Maná or her latest single and video “Déja vu” with Princes Royce.

And more recently the British singer Ed Sheeran composed a song about Barcelona that is included in the Deluxe version of his new album “Divide”. Ed Sheerna admits that he loves Barcelona and in his song “Barcelona” includes Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Familia y la Sangría. (Song)

These songs and other more can be listened as ambient music on the terraces of the Hotels Princess Hotels & Resorts in Barcelona. Come to the terrace The Gym Bar at the Hotel Barcelona Princess or La Terrazza at Hotel Negresco Princess, drink a cocktail, eat tapas and enjoy while you dance to the rythm of Barcelona.