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.

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!

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!

25th Anniversary of the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games

On July 25th will be held the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games. Olympic Games that stimulated and transformed the city of Barcelona.

To celebrate it, special and commemorative activities are organized for this iconic event that was held in 1992 and in which the eyes of the whole world were concentrated in Barcelona. Do not miss them! (More info)

The Olympic Games in Barcelona 1992, 25 years ago (Jocs de Barcelona ’92) left us great memories such as the charismatic Cobi (the official mascot), “Hola” as a friendly greeting during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, the surprising ignition of the cauldron with an arrow, the song “Barcelona”, anthem of the Olympic Games and interpreted by the singer of Queen, Freddi Mercury and the Catalan soprano Montserrat Caballé. What was your best moment?

25 Aniv Juegos Olímpicos Bcn 92 - Twitter

Barcelona is still a city that welcomes sport and its values. On October 8 the Barcelona Triathlon will be held in the city, in which all those lovers of the sport can register.
The triathlon of Barcelona will have the same route of the last years, which will be done by riding a bike, swimming, and running, a combination of styles that can be a great challenge for athletes.
At the Barcelona Princess Hotel we have a passion for sport, healthy living and challenges in our DNA, which is why some of the members of our staff will be forming the #BarcelonaPrincessTeam and will take part in this magnificent event for another year.

Hotel Barcelona Princess, Official Hotel of the Barcelona Triathlon

Hotel Barcelona Princess, Official Hotel of the Barcelona Triathlon

In this hotel in Barcelona, Barcelona Princess, the sport is part of our project “360 Sustainable Princess & You” because it is an important aspect to have in mind in a healthy life, since it helps us to feel active in addition to improving our physical condition, making us feel more cheerful.
Let’s revive the 25th anniversary of the Olympic Games!

NEW Weekly menu at Hotel Negresco Princess

The Mediterranean diet is becoming a benchmark of gastronomy and Barcelona is a clear example of that.

Menú Semanal - Hotel Negresco Princess

Menú Semanal – Hotel Negresco Princess

A weekly menu arrives at Hotel Negresco Princess, the daily menu for all who want to enjoy a gourmet meal with seasonal, proximity and fair trade products. Every week the chef Jon Garcia will prepare a delicious proposal.

In the heart of the Eixample, the Negresco Restaurant is the ideal place to eat for relax and prepare the afternoon, continue to sightseeing in Barcelona, return to work or climb the terrace and enjoy its panoramic views.

Hotel Negresco Princess

Hotel Negresco Princess

You can choose the full menu option or the express menu. The week from 11 to 14 July the menu will be:

STARTERS:
Watercress and corn salad  with mango, radish, and pumpkin seeds
Salmorejo  with crunchy Iberian ham
Cold tomato and mozzarella cannelloni with basil foam

MAIN COURSE:
Sautéed chicken and vegetables with Thai sauce and coriander
Fusilli mint pesto with mozzarella and dry tomatoes
Vegan legumes burger with chips

DESSERT:
Cheese cake with red berries
Chocolate and hazelnut mousse
Fresh fruit salad

Precios y horario
Full menu – Starter, main course and dessert (Drink, bread and coffee included) – 17,00€
Menu express – Starter or main course and dessert (Drink, bread and coffee included) – 13,50€
From 13.00h to 15.30h
Bon profit!