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Riu Hotels & Resorts Building its Largest Resort Ever, 
the 900 room Riu Santa Fe in Cabo San Lucas 

Riu Hotels & Resorts plans to introduce two new properties in 2007 bringing its total
number of hotels in Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States to 30. 

Mallorca, Spain (September 21, 2006) – RIU will open the doors to its 13th resort in Mexico and its second in Los Cabos, the Riu Santa Fe, at the end of 2007. 

Earlier this year, in Summer of 2007, the company will make its debut in a new destination with the opening of the Riu Palace Aruba in Aruba. These two new properties exemplify RIU’s continued growth and affirm its deep commitment to offering its clients the finest and highest variety of resort experiences. 

“We are facing 2007 with excitement” said Luis Riu, Chairman of Riu Hotels & Resorts. “Both, the Riu Santa Fe and the Riu Palace Aruba will be true masterpieces and magnificent additions to the RIU family.” 

Situated in close proximity to the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas and just outside the bustling downtown, the Riu Santa Fe will be the largest RIU resort ever built, featuring over 900 luxurious guestrooms and suites, an array of exceptional facilities and numerous theme restaurants and bars. Designed in a distinctive architectural style that reflects the City of “Santa Fé “, the hotel will offer a variety of all-inclusive amenities and activities as well as RIU’s legendary personalized service. Ideally suited to meet the needs of business guests, Riu Santa Fe will also include three distinct conference rooms with a capacity of up to 350 guests. 

“The beauty and variety of the Los Cabos region, make this popular destination unlike any in the world,” said Luis Riu. “We are confident that Riu Santa Fe will enable more guests from around the world to enjoy this true Mexican paradise.”

The second property to open will be the Riu Palace Aruba. Located on famed Palm Beach close to the capital, Oranjestad and the airport, this new resort will be RIU’s first in Aruba. Designed to be a "palace " in every way, the Riu Palace Aruba will feature beautiful architecture and exquisite décor and details. The Riu Palace Aruba will feature 450 luxurious guestrooms and suites, numerous theme restaurants and bars and a private stretch of beach reserved exclusively for hotel guests. 
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Riu Palace Aruba
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 79
Palm Beach - Aruba
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“Riu Palace Aruba is our first property on this charming and popular island,” said Mr. Riu. “We could not be more enthusiastic about the future of this new resort as we know our clients will love this property as much as we do.”

Riu Hotels & Resorts, a family owned business, was founded in 1953 in Mallorca. The international resort chain led by brother and sister Luis and Carmen Riu is with actually 110 Hotels, one of the most well respected and well-recognized hotel chains in the world.. 
Riu employs 18,000 individuals and offers 36.000 rooms in 18 countries, including Aruba, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Florida, Jamaica and Mexico. More than 2 Million guests annually are enjoying their holidays in Riu Hotels. The resort chain offers affordable vacations with elegant accommodations and personalized and friendly service. For more information about Riu Hotels & Resorts visit www.Riu.com or contact your travel professional.

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Also See: Riu Hotels Investing (US) $208 million On Three New Resorts in the Caribbean / January 2006
Aruba Forging Ahead with a $230 million Investment in Tourism—the Island’s Largest Expansion and Renovation Campaign in Years; 720 New Rooms Being Added at Four Resorts / March 2006


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