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RIU Hotels & Resorts Acquires 531-Room Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

RIU | November 19, 2019

Palma de Mallorca, Spain -- November 19, 2019 -- RIU Hotels & Resorts has added a new hotel to its Riu Plaza brand in the United States through the acquisition of the 531-room Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The new Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf is located at 2500 Mason Street, in the heart of one of San Francisco’s most storied and vibrant neighborhoods and central to the city’s most iconic sites and attractions.  “This project is great news for RIU and for the consolidation of our line of Riu Plaza urban hotels. San Francisco is a great city with a very competitive hotel market and this acquisition places u...

RIU Hotels & Resorts Acquires Building in London for Conversion to the Riu Plaza Brand

RIU Hotels & Resorts | September 19, 2018

Palma de Mallorca, 19 September 2018 - The hotel chain has just acquired a building in a premium area of the city, close to Victoria Station, which it plans to convert into a 4-star hotel as part of its Riu Plaza urban line. RIU Hotels & Resorts has bought a building in one of London's top neighbourhoods where, following a total refurbishment, it will open a hotel in its Riu Plaza urban line. The building is at 1 Neathouse Place, right next to Victoria Station, Westminster Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. By the end of 2020, the future Riu Plaza hotel in London will become the chain's first hotel in the United Kingdom, a country tha...

RIU Hotels & Resorts Reopens Riu Palace Punta Cana Hotel Following Extensive Renovation

RIU Hotels & Resorts | July 20, 2018

RIU Hotels & Resorts has just reopened the Riu Palace Punta Cana hotel after an extensive renovation of all its facilities and services. The renovation project introduced new restaurants, swimming pools and amenities, as well as new interior design. At the same time, it preserved the most emblematic elements of the building, originally built in 2006, like its towers and domes, thanks to which it continues to resemble an authentic European palace. With this investment, RIU is completing the renewal of its offer in Punta Cana, where in recent years it has built or renovated its six hotels, in addition to building two water parks. One ...

RIU Hotels & Resorts Acquires Zanzibar’s Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa from Emerald Hotels

RIU Hotels & Resorts | April 18, 2018

RIU Hotels & Resorts has just added Zanzibar to the catalogue of exotic destinations the chain offers to its loyal customers. The Riu Palace Zanzibar is a luxury hotel with 102 rooms and suites located on the northern tip of Unguja, the main island of the archipelago of Zanzibar, less than an hour from the airport and the capital, Zanzibar City, the centre of which is known as Stone Town. RIU formalised the purchase of the hotel today, 18 April 2018, from the Emerald hotel chain, which up to now has operated the hotel as the Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa. The New Riu Palace Zanzibar will be the perfect complement to RIU's ...

After Months of Planning, RIU Hotels and Nakheel Formally Sign Agreement for New Deira Islands Hotel

Nakheel | February 15, 2016

• The top representatives of one of the largest developers in the Middle East travelled to Palma de Mallorca to formally sign the agreement with RIU Hotels • Thanks to this partnership, RIU will open its first hotel in the Middle East, the first "24-Hour All Inclusive" resort in Dubai Palma de Mallorca, 15 February 2016 - RIU Hotels & Resorts and Dubai master developer Nakheel have formally signed their business partnership agreement. Ali Rashid Lootah, Chairman of one of the Middle East's biggest developers, travelled to Mallorca to sign the joint venture agreement with Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels. Thanks to thi...

RIU to Develop RIU Palace and RIU Classic on Newly Purchased Islands in the Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

RIU Hotels & Resorts | October 29, 2015

The chain has acquired two islands in the Dhaalu atoll where it will build two hotels which will be joined by a wooden walkway. This new project scheduled for 2018 will be a logistical challenge and will serve as a launching pad for the chain's future expansion in Southeast Asia. Palma de Mallorca, October 29, 2015 - RIU Hotels & Resorts has embarked on a new project which will make it the first Spanish hotel chain with a presence in the Maldives. RIU purchased the islets of Kedhigandu and Maafushi which will contain two hotels, a Riu Palace with 174 rooms and a Riu Classic with 248 rooms. The project is currently in the d...

RIU Hotels & Resorts Reopens RIU Palace Tenerife Following €26M Top-to-Bottom Renovation

RIU Hotels & Resorts | July 27, 2015

The Riu Palace Tenerife has opened its doors again following a 26-million euro renovation from top to bottom which has raised it to the category of a five-star hotel. Its brand-new style, elegant and sophisticated, along with its new services and areas designed for guest relaxation, come together in the perfect combination for unforgettable holidays. Examples of this are its spectacular ocean vistas from the infinity pool, the magic of its chill-out zone, and the elegant beach zone created in the garden. The beachfront Riu Palace Tenerife, located on the Adeje Coast, has 334 rooms that have been completely remodelled in terms of furnish...

Carmen and Luis Riu’s Comments Concerning the Terrorist Attack in Tunisia

RIU Hotels & Resorts | June 30, 2015

Riu Centre, Palma de Mallorca, 30 June 2015 In the aftermath of the terrible terrorist attack that cost the lives of many of our clients in Tunisia, we are deeply saddened by the tragedy that this has been for the victims, their family members, and also for the employees of the Riu Imperial Marhaba hotel. We have been following the events minute by minute, relying on our directors who travelled there to quickly and efficiently manage the situation together with the Tunisian authorities and tour operators. We are especially proud of the reaction by the hotel employees in view of the terrorist attack. Their conduct was exemplary, as also ...

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