Hotel Negresco Princess participates in the Plancton Marino Challenge of the Hotel Tapa Tour

The Hotel Negresco Princess was one of the 12 participants Hotels of the Plancton Marino (Marine Plankton) Challenge in the second edition of the Hotel Tapa Tour in Barcelona.

The 12 Chefs of these hotels in Barcelona tested their skills and techniques in the kitchen, as well as their creativity to elaborate a tapa with Marine Plankton, a food with the pure essence of the sea.

For this green challenge Jon García, Chef of Negresco Princess Hotel, presented the tapa “Cold Canelón of dry tomato and buffalo mozzarella with plankton in two textures”

Reto Plancton Marino - Chef Jon García - Hotel Tapa Tour en Barcelona 2017

Reto Plancton Marino – Chef Jon García – Hotel Tapa Tour en Barcelona 2017

A tapa designed to be tested in 3 mouthful to be able to perceive in a balanced way all the flavors and textures.

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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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Invasion of Sustainable Colour at La Roca Village

The sustainable movement of Cracking Art has invaded La Roca Village with giant and multicolored animals.

Up to 40 animals of large size and strident colors such as rabbits, snails, frogs and swallows have been setted up in the streets of La Roca Village during the spring and until May 31st.

Cracking Art - La Roca Village

Cracking Art – La Roca Village

Crackin Art is an artistic, social and environmental movement. It’s is an initiative from Italy (1993) that now comes to Barcelona but that it has already invaded with its colorful animals another cities such as Bangkok, Moscow, Sydney, Shanghai, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, New York, Paris , Brussels or Milan.

The colorful sculptures of Cracking Art are made of plastic and according to Paolo Bettinardi (Director of the collective Cracking Art) and Kicco (Artist and founder of Cracking Art) it is a sustainable art because they always reuse the same material for the new sculptures.

Getting to La Roca Village:

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Hotel Barcelona Princess will turn off its lights on Earth Hour

This week in which spring begins will be very green and sustainable. March 22 will be held the World Water Day, Saturday 25 will be held the Earth Hour and March 26 we will return to daylight saving time.

The World Water Day is the 22nd of March and at the Hotel Barcelona Princess we are aware (#Hotelscompromesos) of the importance of water. That is why; within our sustainable project “360 ° Princess & You” the hotel includes specific actions like installing filters in the faucets and showers of the rooms to reduce water consumption.

Día Mundial del Agua · World Water Day · Hotel Barcelona Princess

Día Mundial del Agua · World Water Day · Hotel Barcelona Princess

On Saturday, March 25 this Hotel in Barcelona will join Earth Hour 2017 campaign by WWF as a sign of its concern for sustainability and the environment and to show its public commitment.

So, this Saturday, March 25 from 20:30 to 21:30h, the Hotel Barcelona Princess will turn off the lights of its exterior luminous signs including its emblematic PRINCESS sign.

Hora del Planeta - Earth Hour Barcelona - Hotel Barcelona Princess

Hora del Planeta – Earth Hour Barcelona – Hotel Barcelona Princess

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The best tapas in Barcelona – Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017

The last Hotel Tapa Tour edition was a success, for this reason next May the Hotel Tapa Tour will return to Barcelona to celebrate its second edition from 4 to 14 May 2017.

During 10 days you will can enjoy the best hotels 4 and 5 stars in Barcelona and taste its gastronomy made tapas with a glass of wine or cava.

Each hotel in Barcelona will offer two tapas. One tapa to contest that will be judged by a jury, the second one will be a solidarity tapa whose benefits will be destined to a good cause. In addition, the public can vote for their favorite tapas.

There will be 9 routes: La Rambla, Urquinaona, Poble Sec-Sants, Poblenou, Gran Vía, Marítima, Zona Alta de Barcelona, Eixample Izquierda and Eixample Derecha.  The hotel Hesperia Tower will be out of route.

Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017 · Hotel Barcelona Princess · Hotel Negresco Princess

Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017 · Hotel Barcelona Princess · Hotel Negresco Princess

The two urban hotels in Barcelona (Barcelona Princess & Negresco Princess) of the chain Princess Hotels & Resorts will participate in the Hotel Tapa Tour 2017. And not only that, in addition the chefs of both hotels have accepted the challenge of this edition

Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017 · Hotel Barcelona Princess · Hotel Negresco Princess

Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017 · Hotel Barcelona Princess · Hotel Negresco Princess

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