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RIU Hotels & Resorts Opens Two Hotels in Morocco, the 54-room
Riu Grand Palace Tikida Golf Hotel in Agadir and the 255-room
Riu Tikida Garden Hotel in Marrakech; A Third Opening is
Planned with the 462-room Riu Palace Tikida Agadir




Palma de Mallorca, May 10th 2011 - RIU Hotels & Resorts opened on May 1st two hotels in Morocco, one in the Moroccan resort of Agadir and the other in the city of Marrakech.  Thanks to the excellent partnership built since 2002 with the Tikida Group, the hotel chain continues its growth in the North African country where it already has three hotels, one in Marrakech and two in Agadir. Due to its beauty, quality of service, climate and proximity, the Moroccan destination has attracted through out the years customers and partners of the hotel chain.



The Riu Grand Palace Tikida Golf is a boutique hotel of 54 rooms, located in the middle of the golf course Du Soleil. This hotel, together with the Riu Grand Palace Maspalomas Oasis Gran Canaria, is the second hotel of the exclusive and luxurious range Riu Grand Palace. The new building has two swimming pools, a fine restaurant with wine cellar and provides a free shuttle bus twice a day for all those guests who wish to use the facilities of the ocean front property Riu Tikida Beach hotel.

After making special renovations to adapt the facilities to the high quality standards of the Spanish hotel chain, RIU also opened the Riu Tikida Garden hotel in Marrakech. The hotel features 255 rooms, the renowned RIU All-Inclusive service and a wide gastronomic offer in its three restaurants, making this property the ideal choice to enjoy a family holiday.

For the upcoming winter season 2011, the company has scheduled its third opening in Morocco.  The Riu Palace Tikida Agadir will be a luxurious 462 room resort which will offer the distinguished RIU service and haute cuisine. The hotel will be Riu Hotels & Resorts third hotel in Agadir and the sixth from the hotels chain portfolio in Morocco.

Carmen Riu, CEO of Riu Hotels & Resorts, has stated that "Morocco is a fascinating country for its rich culture and exotic traditions. This, together with its scenery, beaches and great food make Morocco a complete tourist destination that attracts every year thousands of tourists. " She adds that with the Tikida Group they have found "the ideal partner to grow in the country since both companies share the same values: a strict commitment to quality, dedication to service and excellent value for money."
For more information please visit www.riu.com

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 specialises in sun and sand holiday resorts. More than 50% of its resorts offer RIU’s acclaimed all-inclusive by RIU 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 19 countries and 23,400 employees which welcome over 3 million guests a year. RIU is currently the world’s 27th ranked chain (according to HOTELS magazine in 2010), one of the Caribbean’s most popular and the fourth largest in Spain.


Contact: 

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