US$40 Million Refurbishment Complete At Riu Palace Riviera Maya

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

RIU Hotels & Resorts has completed renovations on the Riu Palace Riviera Maya hotel 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 Maya has 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 of Riu Vallarta (Riviera Nayarit) and the extension of Riu Emerald Bay (Mazatlán), the refurbishment of Riu Palace Riviera Maya is the chain’s third largest project in Mexico this year. 

The brand offers more than 23,000 rooms across its 20 hotels in Mexico.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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