Barcelona Princess Hotel is full of art and color

On November 24 was the #PoblenouOpenNight, a day of art and creativity in the neighborhood organized by the Poblenou Urban District Association, of which the Barcelona Princess Hotel is a member.

In addition to the open doors of several places, the offer was extended with the Markespaces Circuit and the Windows Art Circuit (WAC).

It was in the WAC proposal that the Barcelona Princess Hotel participated for the first time in an evening of art, cocktails and tapas.

The #wacpoblenou was a tour of different spaces for the creation of live art in unconventional settings.

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In the case of Barcelona Princess, the windows of the hall of this hotel were the canvas where the muralist Héctor Soto, known as Ekosaurio, surprised us with his live creativity.

We take the opportunity to talk to him …

_Hector, where are you from?

I’m from Puerto Rico, I’ve been in Barcelona for a year and a half and I’m delighted to be settled here. Barcelona is a multicultural city full of art and design. I like to travel, I’ve done it for Europe and on a skateboard. I have also been to the Virgin Islands of the Caribbean.

_ Muralist since when?

I am Architect and I started in 2016 in grafity and to paint in large format. Now I am studying morphology of plants because I like to paint them.

_ During the #wacpoblenou we saw the windows of the Hotel decorated with olive trees. Why  plants?

Because plants inspire and touch you. They remind me my country that is tropical and full of vegetation. Since I was a child I have had contact with them, I remember them in my childhood with my grandmother.

I work with ornamental plants and for the WAC and the Barcelona Princess Hotel I wanted some kind of relationship with the city. In this case I chose the olives because they are part of Spain and can always be seen in any bar. In addition, they fit in very well with the sustainable philosophy 360 of the Barcelona Princess in green, ecological and proximity products.

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__ You mention sustainability, how do you contribute to your day-to-day?

Being aware of the environment.

_ What do you like most about Art?

Freedom. There are no restrictions and it is being made over time.

_ What is your favorite place in the city of Barcelona?

The bunkers of Carmel is the best place in Barcelona to get lost and meditate. You can also enjoy this trip and afterwards admire the views of Barcelona.

_ And in the Princess Hotel in Barcelona?

The 23rd floor where the pool is located and from where you can enjoy the views of the Mediterranean Sea.

_ If you came just to visit the city, what do you think you couldn´t miss, see or do in Barcelona?

Visit the neighborhood of Poblenou and Gràcia. They are beautiful and picturesque neighborhoods of Barcelona. Poblenou, which is very close to the hotel, is a very creative neighborhood of Barcelona that reminds me the one in Williamasburg, a neighborhood in the Brooklyn New York district or the one in Wynwood, a historic neighborhood in the north of downtown Miami.

Thanks to @Ekosaurio for your time and for this talk and for the live demonstration during the Window Art Circuit of Poblenou. See you in the next edition!

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.

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. Read more →

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.

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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. Read more →

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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