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Barcelona’s Iconic Majestic Hotel & Spa Awarded for its Commitment to Sustainability

Barcelona’s Iconic Majestic Hotel & Spa Awarded for its Commitment to Sustainability

The hotel has been awarded with the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle 2023 certificate for its commitment to sustainability.


Barcelona, Spain (March 14, 2023) – Barcelona’s historic and iconic five-star hotel, Majestic Hotel & Spa has been awarded with the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle 2023 certificate. The meaning of luxury has evolved over time and is now more closely aligned with sustainability, prioritizing customer experience while fulfilling the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generation. The ability to maintain and ensure balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being, is what makes Majestic Hotel stand out and thus, receive this recognition.


According to the institution, Majestic has excelled in “evidencing compliance with the actions of Biosphere Sustainable aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, involving staff in a common project and being highly recognized and valued by its consumers.”


In the words of Pascal Billard, general manager of Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, this recognition “demonstrates our involvement and commitment to sustainability as an indispensable part of our luxury concept. This certification will also allow us to reinforce our sustainability culture and position ourselves within the sector in a more competitive way by understanding that the ultimate goal is to work in efforts to maintain and support this process over time, with the aim of preserving the future”.


This emblematic hotel in Barcelona has shown its firm commitment to sustainability by carrying out specific energy efficiency actions, such as management, control, and consumption reduction of its activity; reduction of waste generation and food waste through the donation of excess food to NGOs; good practices towards a more circular economy; and the renewal ISO 14001: 2015 + EMAS during the year 2022, thus being certified with the necessary requirements.


On the other hand, it advances its operations by obtaining more environmentally friendly and nearby products, in addition to taking the necessary sustainability actions, certifications and management systems of collaborating businesses.


The hotel continues to demonstrate its dedication to solidarity by supporting different organizations, NGOs and local foundations. This recognition showcases their alignment with the institution’s policy, where complete openness and training of its entire team are highly valued, along with CSR and sustainability efforts.





About Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona


“In the world of great luxury hotels, the old is now the new,” – that’s what the experts say when speaking of hotels with such profound tradition and history like Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona. Since opening in 1918, the five-star hotel owned by the Soldevila-Casals family has played an emblematic role in Barcelona architecture, society and lifestyle, hosting notable guests such as Ernest Hemingway and Antonio Machado. Led by interior designer Antonio Obrador, the neo-classical French style property has completed a five-year renovation and has reclaimed its place among the iconic landmarks of the vibrant city.


With a privileged location in the heart of Barcelona on stylish Passeig de Gràcia, the 271-room property is home to an unmatched 1,000-piece art collection with works by artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Josep Guinovart. In 2019, Prix Villégiature recognized the hotel yet again, naming its newly-renovated La Dolce Vitae rooftop terrace – with its panoramic city views — as Europe’s Best Hotel Terrace. Under the direction of Michelin star Chef Nandu Jubany, a robust gastronomic offering is highlighted by the Majestic Breakfast Experience, named Europe’s Best Breakfast in 2018 by Prix Villégiature. Additionally, The Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious organization that represents independent luxury hotels from around the world, recognized the property with the Remarkably Uncommon award in 2018; the hotel has been a member of the organization since December 2014. Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is also home to the city’s largest suite, a 5,000-square-foot penthouse with capacity for six, a dining room, two panoramic terraces and access to a personal butler and chauffeur, named The Best Hotel Suite in the World in 2022 by Prix Villégiature.