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RIU Hotels & Resorts Opens the All Inclusive Riu Touareg on the Island
of Boavista in The Republic of Cape Verde



Palma de Mallorca, May 6th 2011  -  RIU Hotels & Resorts yesterday opened the Riu Touareg, a beautiful 5 star 24 Hours All-inclusive hotel, located on the island of Boavista. The ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cape Verde, Dr. José Maria Neves, as well as the engineer José María Veiga, Minister for Transport, Infrastrucutre and Maritime Economy, the Minister of Tourism, Industry and Energy, Dr. Humberto Santos de Brito, the President of the City Council Boavista, Dr. José Pinto Almeida, the Ambassador of Spain in Cape Verde, Mr. José Miguel Corvino Lafuente and Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts. Prominent personalities from the politic and economic fields, partners and friends attended the event as well.


Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts and Dr. José María Neves, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cape Verde

Luis Riu, CEO of Riu Hotels & Resorts, stated during the ceremony: "We are very pleased to celebrate the opening of the Riu Touareg hotel in the presence of the highest authorities of the country. With this new hotel we reinforce our presence in Cape Verde and reaffirm our commitment for the present and future of this wonderful destination".

Following an investment of 120 million euros, the Riu Touareg has become the fifth hotel in Cape Verde as the Spanish hotel chain already operates two resorts on the Island of Sal and two on the Island of Boavista. The new hotel of 881 rooms, is the first RIU to feature three separate areas that meets the needs of our different types of clientele: "Adults Only", "Family & Children" and "Classic".

In the "Only Adults Zone", guests may enjoy several amenities including their own restaurant and swimming pool. The Family Zone features swimming pools and a multitude of areas and play grounds, and the "Classic" area offers the renowned traditional RIU service. The hotel presents a wide gastronomic offering in its main restaurant "Santo Antao" and its four specialty restaurants. The Gourmet Restaurant ""muhagh" will be exclusive for guests of the "Adults Only Zone". The hotel also offers a total of four bars and a nightclub called "Pacha".

In addition to the stunning white sand beach which is ideal for relaxing under the sun or enjoying all kinds of sports such as windsurfing, kayaking or snorkeling, the hotel features a swimming pool of over 1,000 square meters with integrated whirlpool and swim up bar, three saltwater pools and two children's pools. And for relaxation and beauty treatments, the Riu Touareg offers a complete Renova Spa, where guests can also enjoy the complimentary use of steam room and jacuzzi.

About RIU in Cape Verde: The chain opened its first hotel in Cape Verde in 2005 and, after the opening of the Riu Touareg, operates five resorts with a total of 2.650 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 the Luca Kalema hotel 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.

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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