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.

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.

 

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.

In the Hotel Barcelona Princess we bet for the challenge #Tourism17

This 2017 the tourism takes a big turn in its operations, since it undertakes to carry out actions that contribute to have responsible and sustainable tourism through the #Tourism17 campaign.

#Tourism17 Challenge - Our dear guest Joao

#Tourism17 Challenge – Our dear guest Joao

We are in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism and the organisation that has provided 2017 with this important commitment is the United Nations General Assembly.
The area of sustainability is of great importance for the Hotel Barcelona Princess, and for this reason we have a project that involves this important theme, the “360 Princess & you Sustainable“, which promotes actions that help to develop actions of sustainability, corporate responsibility, and environmental development.

This past July 5 the hotel has joined this fight on the World Environment Day to promote and improve the mentality of protecting the world, and the Director of this Hotel in Barcelona, Santiago Hernandez was the first to accept the challenge # Tourism17. (Watch video). And not only that, in order to promote this campaign, he challenged the Hotel Negresco Princess so that they will also tour. (Watch video)

This time is JOAO (@jgordicho in Instagram), an esteemed client of the Hotel Barcelona Princess, who joins the # Tourism17 challenge. Joao is from Portugal, he likes gastronomy, enjoys life and visits our terrace frequently but also likes to travel and do it responsibly.
This is why Joao, as an eco-friendly traveler, accepts this green challenge and turns 17 times to promote the implementation of the ONU 17 objectives of sustainable development in tourism.

And you? Do you accept the challenge? Join the # Tourism17 campaign and share it with us.