20th July, 2017 / No Comments

5 years have gone by since we began our project with excitement, and during these 5 years Twentytú has hosted almost 290,000 guests from all over the world to whom we have done our best to offer a high quality and, especially, sustainable Tourism at our city.

We’re very proud to be able to say that Twentytú has been the first hostel in the world to receive the Biosphere certification recognized by the UN, which guarantees sustainable tourism in an organisation. In addition, we’re also the first building of tourist accommodation in Barcelona to obtain the maximum qualification in matters of energetic efficiency.

Twentytu charity event

The Fashion Market that was organized in our terrace during the Design Day of Poble Nou

These are just some examples of the goals we have achieved, but there’s still much to do. That’s why day by day we continue working to offer quality accommodation full of innovation, commitment to the environment and corporate social responsibility policies.

In addition, since our beginnings we’ve made efforts to collaborate with organisations related to our ideals: associations and social entities like Poblenou Urban District, eco companies like the interior design studio l’Estoc, where they work with recycled materials, or local shops that comply with the principles of fair trade. We participate in events of our neighbourhood Poble Nou and also organise solidarity events to give opportunities to those who need it most, such as the Charity Open Night we organise together with the Catalan Down’s Syndrome Foundation.

A party for all

To celebrate our 5th anniversary of our ecohostel Twentytú, last Thursday, 13rd June, we wanted to get together many of those who helped us get here. Our terrace, with the Agbar tower in the background, was the chosen place to meet up with collaborators, customers and suppliers in a cocktail full of surprises and a lot of rhythm.

twentytu anniversary party

We wanted to thank the audience for their attendance, and above all their support, with a video in which the Twentytú team thanks to all that our hostel has become one of the most importants in the city and an international referent in eco-sustainability. Some members of Twentytú, as the Communication Manager Javier Escolano or the Hostel Manager Josep Aguilar, were some of the stars in the video of gratitude that we leave you below. If you’ve been a guest or collaborator of our hostel, this dedicatory is also for you!

When the sun began to hide, the first cocktails began to show up and trays full of snacks, spikes and tartlets kept passing by as our waiters looked after the guests of the event.

Twentytu hostel anniversary live show

Later, our Communication Manager grabbed the microphone and introduced the soprano Charo Tris, a lyrical singer who has more than 20 years of experience in the world of music. With privileged views of the city, we were able to enjoy a live performance by Charo and Javier, who interpreted several international hits for all tastes, and they even improvised a stage with the furniture of our terrace!

Our tribute to Barcelona’92

When the night began to fall we took advantage of it to do a small tribute to one of the most important moments for the transformation of Barcelona: the Olympic Games of Barcelona’92. Charo and Javier gave us goosebumps with “Barcelona”, the soundtrack of the Olympic Games that 25 years ago was performed by two masters of music like Montserrat Caballé and the deceased Freddie Mercury.

Twentytu hostel anniversary Barcelona 92

Upcoming challenges

With the Agbar tower illuminated behind us, we concluded the event and reflected on the upcoming challenges of Twentytú: to continue growing under a fair and respectful philosophy with the city, offering quality tourism for all ages.

Precisely now, we’re working in the process of acquiring the seal of environmental quality that the Generalitat de Catalunya grants to those tourist accommodations that prove their commitment to reduce the climate impact.

terrace Twentytu hostel barcelona

While we wait for the sixth anniversary party, we remind you that on our terrace there are activities every day! Barbecues, dance classes, musical show, karaoke, … you choose. If you want more information ask any member of our staff, they will be happy to explain further 😉

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