RIU opens today the Riu Palace Peninsula

| May 4, 2012


Cancun, Mexico, May 4th 2012

The new Riu Palace Peninsula is the fourth hotel of the Spanish hotel chain in Cancun
The hotel, in which RIU invested 140 million dollars, stands out for its modern architecture and its spectacular views of the Caribbean and the Nichupte lagoon

After an investment of 140 million dollars, RIU Hotels & Resorts inaugurates today the Riu Palace Peninsula, a modern and luxurious 24 Hours All Inclusive beach front property located on a spectacular beach in Cancun. This will be the fourth property in this destination where the Spanish hotel chain already has three hotels: the Riu Cancun, Riu Caribe and Riu Palace Las Americas.

The Riu Palace Peninsula will belong to the luxury line of the hotel chain, which will be oriented to a more select and discerning clientele. The hotel will be characterised by its architecture and modern decoration, its high quality cuisine and its renowned 24 Hours All Inclusive programme. The exclusive and elegant hotel boasts a modern and contemporary architecture and its 562 rooms, which are distributed in a main building and 48 villas, enjoy a magnificent view of the Caribbean waters and an avant guard decoration.

“We hope the new Riu Palace Peninsula will give a new push to this destination which recently turned 40 years old. For us, this is another example of the importance that Mexico has in our development plans and the high quality that we seek to offer in this country”, stated Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts.

This hotel also features a fascinating attraction with a direct connection to the cultural roots of the region. On the grounds of the hotel lies an archaeological discovery of Mayan ruins called Ta’acul, meaning “that which remains hidden”. This cultural treasure was recently excavated by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) with funding provided by RIU, which is also responsible for the care and maintenance of the site.

Guests will be able to enjoy a rich gastronomic offer from its five specialty restaurants and the main restaurant ‘Las Olas’. The hotel will feature the Japanese ‘Kabuki’, the fusion restaurant ‘Krystal’, the Mexican ‘Tamales’, the Italian ‘Venecia’ and the stakehouse ‘Isla Mujeres’. Customers can also choose from seven different bars to sample the extensive menu of domestic and international cocktails, including the coffee and pastries from ‘Capuchino’ located in the spectacular lobby.

Besides the stunning white sand beach, ideal to relax under the sun or practice all kinds of water sports like windsurfing, kayaking or snorkeling, the hotel offers five swimming pools, one with integrated jacuzzi and swim up bar and one exclusive to the villas. The Riu Palace Peninsula will also provide a full entertainment programme during the day, a nightly entertainment show and a full Renova Spa, in which the gym, sauna and jacuzzi are included in the All Inclusive package.

Cancun is world famous for the unparalleled beauty of its white sand beaches, the Mayan culture, for the eco-tourism activities and the hospitality of the Mexican people.

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