Barcelona Princess Hotel is full of art and color

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.

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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.

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__ 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!

Happy 2018, the best is yet to come …

A new year is about to begin and the best way to say goodbye to this 2017 is reminding all those actions in which the Hotel Negresco Princess and Barcelona Princess have participated and are related to the city of Barcelona, gastronomy, culture, sports, sustainability and environment .

During the 2017…

We were in solidarity with our cause in favor of Cottolengo of Alegre´s  Father and collaborating with other foundations such as Trinijove, ARED, Barcelona Forum District, Action against Hunger, Rotary Foundation, among others. In addition, Santiago Hernández, Director of the Hotel Barcelona Princess, was awarded for his generosity and proactivity in helping the labor incorporation in the XXII Tourism Night of Catalunya.

We were sustainable and in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism we accepted the Challenge # Tourism17 and we turned for a responsible tourism. We participated in the “Let ‘s Clean Up Europe” cleaning day in the Collserola Park and the Barcelona Princess Hotel turned off the lights of its impressive skyscraper during the hour of the planet.

We played 3 sports participating in the Barcelona Triathlon and 7 athletes of the Barcelona Pirncess Hotel formed the team #BarcelonaPrincessTeam to promote a healthy life. The Negresco Hotel, offered free Yoga classes on his terrace to connect body and mind. And both urban hotels in Barcelona, participated in the Inter Hotel Games 2017 and they did it for a good cause.

Music was present on the terraces of Barcelona during 2017 and was accompanied by sunsets and gastronomy. At the Hotel Barcelona Princess with DJ Vinyl, sessions at 85 meters high at the Terraces week and at the Hotel Negresco Princess with tribute to Prince and George Michael (live music) at the Terraces week and music inspired by the sun and the sea with Mediterranean Soundn by Moët Chandon during the summer. Festivals could not be missed at the Fòrum Parck and in front of the Barcelona Princess Hotel, such as the Primavera Soun and the Cruïlla Festival.

Chefs of Barcelona hotels had an active year. The Restaurant of the Hotel Negresco Princess changed its image to become Negresco Restaurant. Its Chef, Jon García, presented a weekly menu and his “tapa” Dome of lamb, foie and chocolate, was the winning “tapa” in the Tapas of the earth category of the Tapa Tour Hotel. The Barcelona Princess inaugurated the good weather of Barcelona with its traditional Cocktail lunch at The Gym Bar, this year with a proposal of healthy and sustainable lifestyle habits. “Tapa” Plankton Planet made by Joan  was the semifinalist of the challenge “Placton Marino del Hotel Tapa Tour”. And David and Pedro did live cooking in a showcooking at the Congress of the product and gastronomy of the Pyrenees and at the Montanejos Cheese Fair.

– We became a reference of culture. With # NegrescoÉsCultura, this hotel in the center of Barcelona, became the new reference space for culture in Barcelona in collaboration with the TR3SC club. In the Fòrum area of Barelona and in the Poblenou district, the Barcelona Princess Hotel was introduced in live art and made part of the Window Art Circuit of the Poblenou Open Nigth

Thanks to all the Princess Hotels & Resorts Hotels workmates in Barcelona for their involvement in the 360 Princess & You Sustainable Project. Thanks to the foundations, institutions and organizations and above all thanks to you for trusting in us.

During 2018 we want to do much more, we hope to count on you and we wish you good luck!

Turns in the Negresco Princess for the challenge #Tourism17

This  2017 was the International Year of Sustainable Tourism and in the Princess Hotels & Resorts we join the challenge # Tourism17, making actions that allow a sustainable tourism and responsibility to improve the environment.

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#Tourism17 – Hotel Negresco Princess

Both  the Hotel Barcelona Princess and in the Hotel Negresco Princesss are hotels committed (#Hotelscompromesos) with their environment and give great importance to sustainability in their different areas, that is why throughout the year we carry out several Corporate Social Responsibility actions (CSR ) to promote actions that help to improve the environment.

The Hotel Barcelona Princess was the first to accept the challenge # Tourism17. Santiago, Director of this hotel in Barcelona (See video), Marina, working in booking department (See video) and Joao, one of our regular guests (See video), turned to promote green tourism and challenged the Hotel Negresco Princess.

For this reason, Jairo Mayolas, the Director of Negresco Princess also turned  17 times and now it is the turn of the Negresco front desk manager, Miriam, who accepts the challenge #Tourism17 and turns on its own axis to be aware of the sustainable and ecological tourism.

We can all be awareness and we encourage you to collaborate in sustainability to improve our environment every time you travel, as  a small effort form all of us means a great and positive difference in the environment.

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 →