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.

Barcelona team

Barcelona team

On this year the three first winners of the triathlon in Barcelona were Fernando Alarza, Luis Miguel Velasquez and Guillem Rojas Moreno.

Ganadores triathlon

Ganadores triathlon

This year the female participation has been of 25% and each year more women are joining this sport event. The first women to arrive were Marta Sánchez, Mariblanca and Laura Gómez.

Ganadoras triathlon

Ganadoras triathlon

We congratulate the Barcelona Triathlon for the great organization of the event, and we thank you for your trust in allowing us to be for one more year the Official Hotel of the Barcelona triathlon.

Thanks also to the #BarcelonaPrincessTeam for your implication, and to all the supportive athletes who participated in this magnificent sporting event celebrated on the 25th anniversary of the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92 that brought joy and sport to the city.

Inter Hotel Games, Sport, teamwork and a good cause

The Inter-Hotel Games are a sports event that has been taking place since 2015, in this event, several transports will be held by the staff of different hotels in Barcelona.

Doing sport together helps to improve interpersonal relationships between each hotel team, as well as meeting people from other hotels.

One of the main goals of #iHotelGamesBCN is to raise funds for the foundation Nutrition Without Borders, so all benefits will go to this organization that takes food to the most disadvantaged places.

Inter Hotel Games - Fútbol

Inter Hotel Games – Fútbol

In both Hotel Negresco Princess and the Hotel Barcelona Princess we love to contribute to charitable causes and to do sport, and with the Inter – Hotel Games in Barcelona we can do both, which is why we participate in this tournament together with 26 other hotels, the hotels Arts, Hilton, Hotel W or Majestic, among others.

The Inter Hotel Games have started on October 3 and will end on November 12 with a closing day and a Running competition.

There are different sports in which the two urban hotels of the Princess Hotels & Resorts chain participate:

  • Footbal
  • Running
  • Padel
  • Bowling
  • Gymkhana

We have a team with the teammates of Negresco Princes and the Barcelona Princess from the departments of booking, catering, commercial, flooring, reception and management who are going to participate with great motivation in these #iHotelGamesBCN.

We are sure that these Inter-Hotel Games will be a great success and that we can do it for a good cause.

 

Say hello to the sun with Yoga classes at La Terraza of the Hotel Negresco Princess

Exercise and relaxation are very important parts of physical well-being because they help to keep the body in shape. The yoga is a great activity that combines these two aspects in addition to contributing to a greater flexibility of the body.

At the Hotel Negresco Barcelona, your well-being is important and we are aware of the benefits of yoga, so from October you will have free yoga classes on our magnificent panoramic terrace, where you can be outdoors with the yoga professional Rocío García-Karrisson who will guide you doing the best exercises and stretches.

Yoga

The yoga classes will begin on Tuesday 10 October and will be held every Tuesday and Friday of October from 8am to 9am at this Hotel in Barcelona, so they can be a great way to greet the sun and start the day.
The mats are provided in the hotel, and you can perform the exercises at your pace in a quiet space while enjoying the great views of the city that La Terrazza offers.

Do not miss any class, we start on October 10 at 08:00 and we count on you.

3 sports, 1 team, 9 athletes – We introduce you to #BarcelonaPrincessTeam for the Barcelona Triathlon 2017

This October 8, 2017 the Barcelona Triathlon will be celebrated, with three different disciplines realized in the same race, these modalities are running, swimming, and cycling.
Besides of being an important sport event, it is also solidary because it raises funds for a good cause.
At the Hotel Barcelona Princess we feel committed to these social and sport causes, and we see physical sport as a positive activity for physical and mental well-being.

For this reason and as in previous years, some members of our staff will participate in the Barcelona Triathlon 2017, forming the #BarcelonaPrincessTeam.
Our participants this year are:

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– The Director of the Hotel Santiago, a passionate running enthusiast who loves these sport challenges. He recently accepted the #Tourism17 challenge and turned for a sustainable tourism. (Watch video)

– Our computerist Víctor, you already know him, he is a sports fan that loves the Barcelona triathlon and has been doing it for years.

Míquel, the head of the department of food and drinks, is another lover of the sport that this year will perform at the event. For him it is a personal challenge, he will compete in a more advanced category in the individual modality and wants to overcome his last year results.

Joan, our star cooker who comes from participating in the Ironman of Barcelona, another great sports event and still has energy to make the Barcelona Triathlon ..

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– Our reservation partner Marina, she is part of the #women triathletes and is the only girl in the #BarcelonaPrincessTeam, she loves to run and this time she wants to improve her last year’s result, this 2017 she participates in the sprint category. Marina has also turned to #Tourism17 challenge sustainable tourism, watch her video.

Karlos, Roberto and Adam form a team to participate in the modality of groups and to face the challenge together with the hotel’s 360ª shirt.

This team is going to give its maximum to surpass its results of previous years, and from the Hotel Barcelona Princess we encourage you to also participate in this multitudinous event, either doing it or going out to the streets of Barcelona to support all the athletes.

We wait for you in the green tent of the Hotel Barcelona Princess in the area of goals of the Barcelona Triathlon.

Presentation of the Barcelona Triathlon by Santander 2017

On the next 8 of October the Barcelona Triathlon will be held in the city, it is the largest in Spain and one of the greatest in Europe.

The triathlon in Barcelona is an important sporting event that is held every year to promote the practice of sport, and this time has an added value, as 25 years have passed since the amazing Olympic Games in Barcelona 92.

Last Wednesday 20th of September the Barcelona Triathlon 2017 was presented at the Olimpic Sport Museum, which was attended by a great Spanish athlete who participated in those memorable games of 92, Abel Anton. This year, Abel will be the representative of the Banco Santander team along with Mireia Belmonte and Miguel Indurain.

Presentación Barcelona Triathlon

Presentación Barcelona Triathlon

At the Hotel Barcelona Princess, official hotel of the Barcelona Triathlon, this year we’ll repeat our assistance at the Barcelona triathlon with our great #BarcelonaPrincessTeam.

In this year’s triathlon there will be different distances and modalities so that everyone can participate in it.

As a novelty this year, the Barcelona Triathlon 2017 aims to increase female participation so that there are more women on the starting line of the Triathlon and crossing the finish line.
That is why the campaign has begun with the hashtag #mujerestriatletas, in which Ana Pérez (@ annita.smiles) or Sara Loehr (@saraloehr), among others, participate.

In the case of the team of the Barcelona Princess, Marina one of our staff members is a woman triathlete and this year she repeats in the triathlon of Barcelona.

The Barcelona Triathlon is also solidary and this year joins the investigation of Lateral Amyotrophic Sclerosis (ALS) a disease that causes muscle weakness and atrophy.
See you at this important festival where you can have fun doing sport or motivating athletes!