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RIU Hotels & Resorts Opens the RIU Playacar Convention
Center in Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya), Mexico


RIU Hotels & Resorts opened on Friday July 22nd the RIU Playacar Convention Center, the hotel chain´s first center of its kind located in Mexico and also the first for Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya). With this new opening, RIU is committed to the hosting of conferences, conventions and events, diversifying its services and infrastructure in this paradisaical destination. RIU has a total of six hotels and 2,700 rooms in Playa del Carmen, where its renowned service, attentive and professional staff and its 24 Hours All-Inclusive programme makes the ideal complement for all kind of events.

Authorities of the State of Quintana Roo, the Municipality of Solidaridad, representatives and members of various educational institutions and tourism sector from the Riviera Maya attended the cocktail party.


The Official Inauguration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was officiated by (in the picture from left to right): Maria Jose Rincon, RIU´s Delegate for the Riviera Maya; Melissa Lopez Guzman, General Director of Tourism of Solidaridad; Doris Arcila Martinez, President of DIF Solidaridad; Filiberto Martinez, Mayor of Solidaridad; Sergio López Villanueva, who represented Roberto Borge, the Governor of the State of Quintana Roo and Rafael Exposito, Director of Operations RIU for Mexico.

Maria Jose Rincon, RIU´s Delegate for the Riviera Maya said that "the commitment of the hotel chain in the Riviera Maya is stronger than ever and this latest investment demonstrates it. This time we are not opening a hotel but the RIU Playacar Convention Center, with which we want to support the efforts of this wonderful destination in order to help its growth and diversify the services offered to tourism".

Following an investment of 2.5 million Dollars, the RIU Playacar Convention Center offers an approximate area of 8070 square feet which is divisible in five rooms and has a capacity for up to 600 people (banquets). It has eight loading points on the roof and each can support up to 1102 pounds. The Center offers as well internet access, a kitchen banquet, cutting-edge technical equipment and  a professional and friendly staff which has always characterized RIU Hotels & Resorts. The RIU Playacar Convention Center is located next to the Riu Tequila in Playacar, where the hotel chain has six hotels that offer the renowned 24 Hour All Inclusive program: Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Playacar, Riu Yucatan, Riu Tequila and Riu Lupita .

The Riviera Maya is, after Cancun, the second most important and fastest growing touristic destination in Mexico. Thanks to its natural attractions, the Riviera Maya is considered a natural paradise for its crystalline Caribbean waters, dazzling white beaches and Mayan rich cultural heritage.

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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