US$40 Million Refurbishment Complete At Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
RIU Hotels & Resortshas completed renovations on theRiu Palace Riviera Mayahotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The 2006-built beachfront hotel received a complete overhaul of the exterior and a refurbishment of the communal areas and rooms.
Post-refurb,Riu Palace Riviera Mayahas a total of 460 rooms, four swimming pools, six restaurants, five bars and an expanded range of entertainment options for both adults and children. Rooms have been stripped of their slab tiles and carpets and laid with ceramic parquet flooring.
“I am very satisfied with the results of this US$40 million refit," says Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts.
"I believe that even the most loyal of clients to this hotel will appreciate the new style and the extended services. Their satisfaction is what drives all of our efforts. This project has been special because it completes the renovation of the six RIU hotels in Playa del Carmen and is the icing on the cake of a year full of great challenges that we have taken on in the Maldives and Madrid."
The property features a new Italian restaurant, ‘Il Portico,’ one of six on-site restaurants among other options like ‘Don Rafael,’ the main international cuisine live-cooking restaurant and ‘Yashima,’ a restaurant specializing in Japanese delicacies.
Bar areas also got treated to a facelift, and the property now has a café/ice-cream parlour called ‘Capuchino.’
RiuLand, an entertainment club for children, has been fully renovated and received extended facilities with a children’s pool with slides and water games.
After the refurbishment ofRiu Vallarta(Riviera Nayarit) and the extension ofRiu Emerald Bay(Mazatlán), the refurbishment ofRiu Palace Riviera Mayais the chain’s third largest project in Mexico this year.
The brand offers more than 23,000 rooms across its 20 hotels in Mexico.
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