Happy 2018, the best is yet to come …

A new year is about to begin and the best way to say goodbye to this 2017 is reminding all those actions in which the Hotel Negresco Princess and Barcelona Princess have participated and are related to the city of Barcelona, gastronomy, culture, sports, sustainability and environment .

During the 2017…

We were in solidarity with our cause in favor of Cottolengo of Alegre´s  Father and collaborating with other foundations such as Trinijove, ARED, Barcelona Forum District, Action against Hunger, Rotary Foundation, among others. In addition, Santiago Hernández, Director of the Hotel Barcelona Princess, was awarded for his generosity and proactivity in helping the labor incorporation in the XXII Tourism Night of Catalunya.

We were sustainable and in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism we accepted the Challenge # Tourism17 and we turned for a responsible tourism. We participated in the “Let ‘s Clean Up Europe” cleaning day in the Collserola Park and the Barcelona Princess Hotel turned off the lights of its impressive skyscraper during the hour of the planet.

We played 3 sports participating in the Barcelona Triathlon and 7 athletes of the Barcelona Pirncess Hotel formed the team #BarcelonaPrincessTeam to promote a healthy life. The Negresco Hotel, offered free Yoga classes on his terrace to connect body and mind. And both urban hotels in Barcelona, participated in the Inter Hotel Games 2017 and they did it for a good cause.

Music was present on the terraces of Barcelona during 2017 and was accompanied by sunsets and gastronomy. At the Hotel Barcelona Princess with DJ Vinyl, sessions at 85 meters high at the Terraces week and at the Hotel Negresco Princess with tribute to Prince and George Michael (live music) at the Terraces week and music inspired by the sun and the sea with Mediterranean Soundn by Moët Chandon during the summer. Festivals could not be missed at the Fòrum Parck and in front of the Barcelona Princess Hotel, such as the Primavera Soun and the Cruïlla Festival.

Chefs of Barcelona hotels had an active year. The Restaurant of the Hotel Negresco Princess changed its image to become Negresco Restaurant. Its Chef, Jon García, presented a weekly menu and his “tapa” Dome of lamb, foie and chocolate, was the winning “tapa” in the Tapas of the earth category of the Tapa Tour Hotel. The Barcelona Princess inaugurated the good weather of Barcelona with its traditional Cocktail lunch at The Gym Bar, this year with a proposal of healthy and sustainable lifestyle habits. “Tapa” Plankton Planet made by Joan  was the semifinalist of the challenge “Placton Marino del Hotel Tapa Tour”. And David and Pedro did live cooking in a showcooking at the Congress of the product and gastronomy of the Pyrenees and at the Montanejos Cheese Fair.

– We became a reference of culture. With # NegrescoÉsCultura, this hotel in the center of Barcelona, became the new reference space for culture in Barcelona in collaboration with the TR3SC club. In the Fòrum area of Barelona and in the Poblenou district, the Barcelona Princess Hotel was introduced in live art and made part of the Window Art Circuit of the Poblenou Open Nigth

Thanks to all the Princess Hotels & Resorts Hotels workmates in Barcelona for their involvement in the 360 Princess & You Sustainable Project. Thanks to the foundations, institutions and organizations and above all thanks to you for trusting in us.

During 2018 we want to do much more, we hope to count on you and we wish you good luck!

Turns in the Negresco Princess for the challenge #Tourism17

This  2017 was the International Year of Sustainable Tourism and in the Princess Hotels & Resorts we join the challenge # Tourism17, making actions that allow a sustainable tourism and responsibility to improve the environment.

#Tourism17 - Hotel Negresco Princess

#Tourism17 – Hotel Negresco Princess

Both  the Hotel Barcelona Princess and in the Hotel Negresco Princesss are hotels committed (#Hotelscompromesos) with their environment and give great importance to sustainability in their different areas, that is why throughout the year we carry out several Corporate Social Responsibility actions (CSR ) to promote actions that help to improve the environment.

The Hotel Barcelona Princess was the first to accept the challenge # Tourism17. Santiago, Director of this hotel in Barcelona (See video), Marina, working in booking department (See video) and Joao, one of our regular guests (See video), turned to promote green tourism and challenged the Hotel Negresco Princess.

For this reason, Jairo Mayolas, the Director of Negresco Princess also turned  17 times and now it is the turn of the Negresco front desk manager, Miriam, who accepts the challenge #Tourism17 and turns on its own axis to be aware of the sustainable and ecological tourism.

We can all be awareness and we encourage you to collaborate in sustainability to improve our environment every time you travel, as  a small effort form all of us means a great and positive difference in the environment.

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

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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.

The most photographed places in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in the world, and as every city there are always some places that stand out more than others.

These are some of the most photographed places in Barcelona, both by tourists and local citizens of the city, because although you know Barcelona, you still will in love with these spots.

Photo by @igorovsyannykov on Unsplash

Photo by @igorovsyannykov on Unsplash

PLAÇA CATALUÑA

Located in the heart of Barcelona is one of the main points of the city, it has beautiful fountains and colorful flowers that give it a great beauty, where you can achieve beautiful photos. This beautiful and busy square is located five minutes walking from Hotel Negresco Princess.

SACRED FAMILY

This emblematic monument is one of the most well-known and visited artworks in the world, people from all over come to Barcelona to contemplate and photograph the magnificent architectural design of the great Antoní Gaudí, the greatest architect of Catalan modernism. From the Hotel Barcelona Princess, you can enjoy good views of this imposing architectural work from either its panoramic lifts or from its rooms overlooking the city.

PARC GÜELL
Another incredible work of Antoni Gaudí, this magnificent park is located in a secluded place of the city where you can enjoy a quiet walk, away from the traffic of the city. Here you can take pictures of unique and beautiful architectural works and enjoy one of the best views of Barcelona.
Do not let your camera miss any of these key points of the city of Barcelona during your visit. Go outside and save photos of these amazing memories.

Photo by Matt Briney on Unsplash

Photo by Matt Briney on Unsplash

PLAYA DE LA BARCELONETA
It is the main beach of Barcelona, is the most well-known and busy of the city and there is people from different countries, walking along the promenade, or enjoying the sea and sand, is one of the most photographed beaches in the world.