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RIU Opening Fifth Hotel at Playa del Carmen on the Mexican Caribbean Coast, the 300 room Riu Lupita


July 12, 2004 -  In September RIU will be opening its fifth hotel at Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Caribbean, The Riu Lupita is a 5-star hotel with 300 rooms. 

It will be on September 1st that the Riu Lupita will open its doors as RIU chainís fifth hotel at Playa del Carmen on the Mexican Caribbean coast, and as its ninth hotel in Mexico (along with 3 more in Cancún and one in  Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco).

The hotel was acquired some months ago and at present is being completely renovated with new rooms, dining-room, and reception, in addition to an overall renovation of the facilities raising quality levels to the RIU brandís high standards.

This 5-star 300-room hotel will offer all-inclusive packages, as do all RIUís hotels in the Caribbean.

The Riu Lupita is situated beside ClubHotel Tequila. Regular transport will be provided to carry clients to and from the hotelís Club de Playa situated on the sea front.

With this new hotel RIU's room capacity in Mexico will be near 10,000 beds. In addition, the hotel chain has started to build its tenth hotel in the country: Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas (located in Los Cabos), which is projected to open by December 2004.

RIU has built all its hotels in Mexico, with the exception of the Riu Caribe and the Riu Lupita, both properties purchased by the company.

RIU has 111 hotels in 15 countries and more than 15,000 employees. Its expansion in Mexico began in 1997 with the opening of the Riu Yucatan. The Spanish chain RIU has been operating in Mexico since 1997. 

RIU Hotels & Resorts ( operates in 15 countries and has 15,500 employees.

After half a century devoted to the holiday sun-and-beach hotel industry, RIU ranks among the most important hotel chains operating in the Caribbean, where it now has 22 hotels (9 in Mexico, 8 in The Dominican Republic, 2 in Jamaica, 2 in Cuba, and one opening soon in The Bahamas), in addition to two more in Florida (Miami Beach and Orlando).

Departamento de Prensa de la cadena 
RIU Hotels
Tel: +34 971 743030
Also See: RIU Opens Fourth Hotel in Playa del Carmen, The Riu Playacar; Company's 2,000 Rooms at Playa del Carmen Averaging 90% Occupancy / Sept 2000
Fairmont and Obrascon Huarte Lain, S.A. Building 401-room Luxury Resort near Playa del Carmen, Mexico / April 2004

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