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RIU Hotels & Resorts to Open the All Inclusive 785-room Riu Touareg,
its Fifth in Cape Verde and Third on the Island of Boa Vista in 2011


Palma de Mallorca - January 2011
- Riu Hotels & Resorts will open on May 6th 2011 a beautiful 24 hours All Inclusive beachfront property located on the paradise island of Boavista. The Riu Touareg will be the 5th hotel in Cape Verde, as the Spanish hotel chain already operates two resorts on the Island of Sal and two in Boavista. For the first time, RIU will present a new concept in this hotel with three separate areas which will meet the requirements and preferences of all types of guests: “Adults Only”, “Family & Children” and “Classic”.

In the “Adults Only” area, guests will be able to enjoy several amenities including a restaurant and a swimming pool exclusive for them. The “Family Zone” will feature exclusive pools and plenty of playground areas with different activities during the day.  Finally, the “Classic” area will offer the renowned traditional RIU service which has made Riu famous.

The Family Zone at the new hotel Riu Touareg is equipped with family rooms, ideal to accommodate families of two adults and up to three children. The hotel offers for the little ones two children´s swimming pool with playgrounds and the RiuLand club which offers activities for children of all ages.

The “Adults Only” zone consists of 185 double rooms and 16 suites that occupy the most exclusive area of the new resort. Guests can enjoy the gourmet a la carte restaurant "Imuhagh", a pool area, sun terrace and a swimup bar as well as a bar which offers snacks and refreshments during the day and at night,  a selection of cocktails perfect for a snack or drink after dinner. These rooms, besides having the best ocean view rooms, offer a liquor dispenser and mini-bar which is refilled daily.

Customers will be able to enjoy the wide gastronomic offer that the Riu Touareg provides in its restaurants.  The restaurant "Santo Antao”, which offers international cuisine buffet for breakfast and dinner, the restaurant" Boavista " which offers typical Cape Verdean food, the Asian restaurant “Kabuki”,  the  barbeque restaurant "Berber" and the gourmet restaurant "Imuhagh", which will be exclusive for guests of the “Adults Only” zone. The hotel has a total of four bars and a nightclub named Pacha where guests can dance the night away.

In addition to a stunning white sand beach ideal for relaxing in the sun or enjoying all kinds of sports such as windsurfing, kayaking or snorkeling, the hotel offers a pool of over 1,000 square meters with integrated whirlpool and swim up bar, and three salt water pools. To these are added the two children's pools and the pool which is located situated in the “Adults Only” zone.

The Riu Touareg will provide activities for all ages. Besides the water sports offered by Scuba Caribe, the hotel will have tennis courts, beach volleyball, table tennis, a hobby club and gym. For relaxation and beauty treatments, the Touareg offers the Renova Spa services, where guests will be able to enjoy  the complimentary use of the steam room and jacuzzi. 
For more information, please visit: www.riu.com 

About RIU in Cape Verde: The chain opened its first hotel in Cape Verde in 2005 and currently has four facilities with a total of 1769 rooms. The first hotel to open was the ClubHotel Riu Funana which was followed in 2006 by the ClubHotel Riu Garopa. Both hotels are located on the island of Sal and together  form a large complex ideal for family holidays. On the island of Boavista the hotel chain has Luca Kalema and the Riu ClubHotel Karamboa which opened in 2008. This 5-star resort was recognized in 2009 with the Ulysses Award for Innovation in Tourism Enterprises awarded annually by the World Tourism Organization (WTO). The award recognizes the development of the tourism industry on the island and its environmentally friendly practices.

About RIU Hotels & Resorts:
The international RIU chain was founded by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the family’s third generation. The company specializes in sun and sand holiday resorts and 50% of its establishments offer RIU’s acclaimed all-inclusive formula. With the inauguration of its first urban hotel in 2010, RIU widens its range of product with a new city hotel product line called RIU Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has more than 100 hotels in 21 countries which welcome over 2.9 million guests a year. RIU is currently the world’s 28th ranked chain (according to HOTELS magazine in 2009), one of the Caribbean’s most popular and the third largest in Spain by revenue and number of rooms.
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Contact: 

RIU Press Department
Riu Hotels & Resorts
Tel.: +34 971 743 030
Fax : +34 971 743 608
prensa@riu.com
www.riu.com
                          
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