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RIU Hotels & Resorts Begins Construction on the 238-room Riu Palace Jamaica
with a December 2013 Opening Planned

December 18, 2012
- RIU Hotels & Resorts has started building its fifth hotel in Jamaica. The Riu Palace Jamaica will be an exclusive hotel with 238 rooms, reserved for over 18s only, which will open its doors in December 2013.  The new hotel is situated next to Riu Montego Bay in the beautiful bay of Mahoe. This is the ideal location for exploring the treasures of the region and discovering the reggae culture thanks to the famous 'SumFest' which takes place each year in Montego Bay.

The 5 star Riu Palace Jamaica boasts a seafront location and will offer guests a modern design and relaxing atmosphere, ideal for enjoying a stay as a couple or with friends.  The interior design will have the stamp of the new decorative style that the Spanish chain is rolling out in all its new projects. Inspired by the chill-out atmosphere of the island of Ibiza, the new design and décor opts for bright, open spaces; as well as the combination of warm colours and materials, such as orange and woods, with others that are more modern and colder, such as purple and glass.

The pool area also follows this modern line, with a dominance of white and straight, simple lines, including two fresh water pools, one with a swim-up bar.

The hotel will offer RIU's renowned all inclusive service, as well as 24 hour room service and a free wireless internet connection throughout the hotel.

The dining options at the Riu Palace Jamaica will include five restaurants: international cuisine in the buffet restaurant, Japanese and Italian restaurants, a steak house and modern fusion cuisine in the 'Krystal' restaurant. There will also be a lobby bar and a chill-out bar on the beach.

Guests of the Riu Palace Jamaica will also be able to enjoy all the facilities of the neighbouring Riu Montego Bay hotel including its theatre with live shows every night, the sports bar open 24 hours a day, the nightclub and the comprehensive Renova Spa. 
For further 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 16 countries and 25,000 employees which welcome over 3.2 million guests a year. RIU is currently the world's 30th ranked chain (according to HOTELS magazine in 2011), one of the Caribbean's most popular and the fourth largest in Spain.

For further information: Press Department / prensa@riu.com

Contact: 

Riu Hotels & Resorts 
Tel.: +34 971 74 30 30
prensa@riu.com
www.riu.com


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