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RIU Hotels & Resorts Opens the 390-room ClubHotel Riu Palm Azur
on the Island of Djerba in Tunisia



Palma de Mallorca, May 12th 2011 - RIU Hotels & Resorts has opened its 10th  hotel in Tunisia and 2nd hotel on the island of Djerba. The ClubHotel Riu Palm Azur is an ocean front property located only 6 kilometres from the shopping area and 30 kilometres from Djerba airport.

The new 4 star All Inclusive hotel, which opened on April 26th, features 390 rooms including family rooms  and Suites Prestige. It also offers a conference room, four restaurants, four bars, two outdoor pools and a children's pool for the warmer months and for the winter season a heated indoor pool.



Guests can enjoy a wide gastronomic offer in the new ClubHotel Riu Palm Azur which has the main restaurant and three specialty restaurants: the Asian, Tunisian and Mediterranean restaurant. The hotel offers as well an extensive menu of domestic and international cocktails in its four different bars.

The new ClubHotel offers a gym, spa, tennis courts,  beach volleyball, a playground, non motorized water sports, a hobby club with activities to enjoy with the family and  the RiuLand program, a new children's entertainment program with activities for different age groups: 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 years old. And for golf lovers, there is a golf course with 27 holes only 10 kilometers away.

The Djerba Island is known as the "Mediterranean Garden" for its lush vegetation and exotic cuisine. The island which is located south of Tunisia, is 25 kilometers long, has golden beaches, palm trees and is surrounded by crystal clear waters.
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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