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.

 

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.

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.

Our clients and staff also feel committed to this cause, and in this case is our partner Marina, from the reservations department, who joins to this sustainable cause of #Tourism17 and turns for a healthy life and wellness.

Marina loves physical wellbeing and on the last year she participated in the Barcelona Triathlon, she liked it and this year she repeats. This campaign is of great importance for our hotel chain in Barcelona, including the Hotel Negresco Princess, as it is a common cause that promotes sustainability and benefits us all, so we encourage you to join the challenge.

Do not miss all our challenge videos of the #Tourism17

Meet miriam, Head of reception at the Hotel Negresco Princess

She has lived in several countries, but finally Miriam has come back to the great city of Barcelona, we show you a little bit of her interesting life at this hotel at the centre of Barcelona.

 Where are you from, Miriam?
I am from Barcelona but I have also lived in Montreal and Dublin for four years.

They are very different cities to Barcelona, in Montreal there were temperatures of -20 degrees, so there were incredible underground cities. That weather was really cold and there is nothing better than the Mediterranean climate of Barcelona.

What do you do at the hotel?
I am the head of reception, a function that I manage together with Laya and our great team at Hotel Negresco Princes.

#YoSoyNegrescoPrincess - Miriam

#YoSoyNegrescoPrincess – Miriam

Miriam, how long have you been here?
I have been working at this Hotel in Barcelona – Hotel Negresco Barcelona – since January 2017.

 What do you like most about your job?
I have worked in several departments of different hotels, in the bar, in the reception, etc. I can say without a doubt that what I like the most is to have contact with the clients.

Do you want to tell an anecdote about your experiences at the Hotel Negresco Princess?
On one occasion a client was preparing to ask his girlfriend to marry him. He showed us the ring and we prepared a place for the great occasion in our terrace, La Terrazza, which without a doubt is a romantic place in Barcelona thanks to its incredible views.

Then they left the hotel and when they returned they took a big surprise to see that the room was decorated with red petals.

They were delighted and it’s a nice memory for us.

From your day to day how do you practice or contribute to the hotel’s social and environmental responsibility plan?
From the hotel we do recycling and separation of waste and of course we try to use paper as little as possible.

Besides, I have participated in the sustainable actions that the Negresco Princess and the Barcelona Princess Hotel organize.

For example, in the day of collection of waste in Collserola or in the visit to the Cottelengo Foundation of Father Alegre, that is the social cause of this year for these two hotels in Barcelona.

And soon you will see me spinning for the campaign #Tourism17 just like Jairo, Director of the Hotel.

What is your favorite place in the city of Barcelona? And at the hotel?
Las Ramblas! When I lived in Dublin and came to Barcelona on vacation, I visited it along with my family. It was a kind of ritual to take a walk in the city.
My favorite place in the hotel is the reception.

-If you came to visit the city, what could not you miss seeing or doing in Barcelona?
I could not miss the Sagrada Família and Parc Guell by Antonio Gaudí. But I also recommend the FC Barcelona Camp Nou and the amazing views of Tibidabo.

Thank you for sharing your time with us Miriam!

Earth Needs Your Help. Be an #OzoneHero – World Ozone Day

September 16 is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer  (World Ozone Day ), an important day for everyone because the ozone layer protects our planet from the harmful rays of the

For this reason, we have to find methods to help us preserve this important element of our planet.

At the Barcelona Princess Hotel and Hotel Negresco Princess we take the environment and sustainability very seriously, and for this reason we participate in different green actions to minimize the emission of gases that can contaminate the ozone layer.

Hotel Barcelona Princess

Hotel Barcelona Princess

We have #OzoneHeroe beacuse thanks to the control over the facilities by all our staff of the Hotel Barcelona Princess and a rational use by our guests, the electricity consumption per person in 2016 was reduced by 14% with respect by 2015.

This means that it has ceased to emit 164 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. This carbon dioxide saving is equivalent to the photosynthesis of a forest of 8,238 trees during a year.

#OzoneHeroe campaign - Word Ozone Day

#OzoneHeroe campaign – Word Ozone Day

Be an Ozone Heroe and discover your superpower with the campaign for the World Ozone Day that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.

Earth Needs Your Help!

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See our #Tourism17 challenge for International Year of Sustainable Tourism.