Commitment to Biosphere Sustainable Tourism

Hotel Paral·lel, eco-friendly philosophy

At Hotel Paral·lel, we’re committed not just to the well-being of our guests and visitors, but also to that of the planet as a whole. Each and every day, we strive to minimize our impact on the environment by embracing energy efficiency and offering services that conserve natural resources.

We’ve earned the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle certification, showcasing our commitment to Biosphere Sustainable Tourism, supported by Barcelona Tourism, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Barcelona City Hall. We’re also part of Barcelona + Sustainable, a network of over 1,000 organizations committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability that collectively work to enhance the city’s respect for its inhabitants and its environment. This commitment is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, through the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism +20.

Hotel Paral·lel has also earned the SAFE TRAVEL seal, the first global certification for health and safety in the hospitality industry, awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), safeguarding the health and security of all our guests.

We have a no plastic, no paper philosophy and share information with our guests via the in-room Smart TV. We encourage our guests to use resources responsibly, with taps that shut off automatically, and opt-in towel change service, and we work to reduce the use of plastics and promote the equitable use of resources with automated soap dispensers in all bathrooms.

Our smart building features a new piping system that optimizes and regulates the use of water, prevents leaks, promotes water conservation, and monitors the temperature of water throughout the hotel in an eco-efficient manner.

The hotel’s location in the heart of Barcelona and just steps from the mountain of Montjuïc, the Ramblas, and the Old Port, means guests can get just about anywhere on foot. We also offer visitors our Runner’s Corner, which offers three recommended routes to explore from the hotel, to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

At Hotel Paral·lel, we welcome people and their pets as well. This pet-friendly establishment is happy to host the non-human members of your family.

Hotel Paral·lel, eco-friendly philosophy