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.
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.
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!