The Negresco Princess hotel celebrates its second anniversary

In the heart of Barcelona, just one minute walking distance from Plaza Urquinaona, the Negresco Princess Hotel opened its doors in December 2015 in one of the busiest corners in the city.

In addition, the hotel has a restaurant that stands out for its relaxed appearance  with Mediterranean touches, that can be seen on the bar’s mosaics, the sea and stone colours, and the flowers and plants in the lamps that reminds fishing nets.

The Negresco Restaurant is also a living space open to culture in which pairing, talks with actors and directors, screenings of documentaries, series or live music can be found.

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As the hotel to which it belongs, Negresco Restaurant is a multifunctional space capable of hosting cultural events for small and medium-sized audiences. “We do not want to become another big space. We believe in culture and that is why we want to offer activities that make people feel at home, “says Jairo Mayolas, director of Negresco Princess and Restaurante Negresco. (see video) 

This space, new for the people of the city, wants to take advantage of its privileged location so that the citizens of Barcelona and their visitors can use it for their meetings, work lunches and, obviously, during their leisure time.

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Regarding the gastronomic offer, the menu has a special focus on the seasonal and proximity products, since, just as with the hotel’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, the restaurant is also committed to fair trade and proximity suppliers, all of which without giving up chef Jon García roots.

As an exemple of it originality, the Negresco Princess hotel was the winner in the Tapa de Tierra category with the proposal of Jon García “Lamb, foie gras and chocolate dome” of the Hotel Tapa Tour competition in Barcelona 2017, a gastronomic event reserved for gourmet hotels.

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For nightlife lovers, Negresco offers a complete tasting menu with or without pairing, consisting of a small aperitif, a starter, a main course, a pre-dessert, a dessert and a petit fours. Also, if you visit Negresco on Thursday night, you can enjoy UnpluggEAT, a proposal of live music designed to have a magical atmosphere during dinner time.

Negresco also has two lunch menus during the week at very competitive prices: one of two courses and dessert, and a second one of a single-dish and dessert. Following its Km0 product philosophy, menus vary depending on the season and the offer providers of proximity. And for those who want to enjoy the sun and the climate of the city, Negresco has a cozy terrace at street, and a fantastic terrace with views of all Barcelona on the seventh floor.

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A snack at the Neus Puig Open Center with the best company

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.

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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.

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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.

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Easter means holidays!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 !!

 

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.

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– 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!