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RIU Hotels & Resorts to Open the 538-room
Riu Palace Costa Rica in November 2012

Palma de Mallorca, 26th September 2012
- On 2 November this year RIU Hotels & Resorts will open its second hotel in Costa Rica and the first of the Riu Palace luxury range: the Riu Palace Costa Rica. This elegant resort will be situated in the beautiful region of Guanacaste, famous for its natural beauty, just next to the Riu Guanacaste hotel. Within three years of opening, this hotel has become one of the favourites amongst RIU guests. Testimony to this is the recent 'Crystal Apple Award' for the 'Best Staff and Service' in Central America awarded by the major US tour operator, Apple Vacations, thanks to the opinions of its guests. The Riu Palace Costa Rica extends and complements the range of hotels RIU has to offer in the destination with its luxury service and facilities.

Situated on the seafront, the Riu Palace Costa Rica will offer 538 rooms with free Wi-Fi internet and 24 hour room service. Its range of high quality cuisine consists of five restaurants: the 'Arenal', which will offer a buffet of international cuisine with dishes cooked to order, and four restaurants with à la carte specialities: the Japanese 'Tokio', the Italian 'L'Anfora', the 'Papagayo' Grill-Steakhouse and the modern 'Krystal' restaurant. Guests can also choose from five bars, including the new 'Lounge 24' bar, to sample RIU’s vast menu of cocktails as well as national and international drinks, not to mention coffees and fine pastries in the 'Capuchino' patisserie.

The luxurious 5 star resort will boast four pools, one of which will have a swim-up bar and a children’s pool, as well as a miniclub for kids and entertainment programmes operating day and night. The resort also includes the street 'El Poblado' where guests will find boutiques, a kiosk, souvenirs and photographic shop, as well as a fully equipped Renova Spa where guests can enjoy free use of the gym, sauna and jacuzzi. On the same street, you will find the casino, the 'Pacha' nightclub and the complex’s Conference Centre.

Costa Rica is famous worldwide for its biodiversity, volcanoes, heavenly beaches, tropical forests and leafy woods. The province of Guanacaste offers exotic Pacific beaches where nature merges with the sea and sand. The Riu Palace Costa Rica will be the ideal option for holidays as a couple and honeymoons which combine a natural and exotic environment with the luxury and comfort which is guaranteed at RIU hotels.

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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.

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