From the early days in Mallorca, Riu Hotels and Resorts has grown to become one of Spain’s leading hospitality companies and looks set to take the world by storm with properties in the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa as well as Europe. The Riu brand seeks to reach to a wide variety of customers with an assortment of accommodations to meet even the highest of demands. By building the all-inclusive hotels and resorts in some of the most immaculate destinations on the planet, Riu effectively offers an unrivaled experience of luxury and elegance. If you’re looking for a hotel brand that will provide customized services, magnificent rooms, and a remarkable ambiance, Riu could as well be your best bet.
Riu Hotels and Resorts was established in 1953 in Mallorca, Spain. Back then, Riu was a small summer business owned and managed by the Riu family. At present, Riu Hotels and Resorts is owned by the TUI Group, a multinational travel and tourism outfit based in Hannover, Germany. Nonetheless, the hotel chain is run by the third generation of the Riu family. The TUI Group is the largest, travel and tourism company on the planet.
From the humble beginnings in Mallorca, Riu Hotels and Resorts now operates a hotel empire that has 105 properties located in 16 countries with an employee base of 27, 107 individuals. Riu is touted to be the 30th largest hotel chain the world according to a ranking list provided by the Hotels magazine in 2014.
Riu Hotels and Resorts Destinations
From Paradise to Cancun Island, Riu has properties in world’s most premier spots. Each property offers scrumptious cuisine prepared by some of the planet’s finest chefs, on-site gyms, and spa treatments as well as round the clock service to give guests the ultimate holiday experience. Riu Hotels and Resorts has properties in:
- Aruba-Palm Beach, Aruba
- Paradise Island, Bahamas
- Guanacaste, Costa Rica
- Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic
- Montenegro Bay, Jamaica
- Los Cabos and Cancun, Mexico
- Saint Martin Island
- Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
- Berlin, Germany
- Ahungalla, Sri Lanta
- Agadir, Morroco
- Island of Sal, Cape Verde
- Praia da Falesia, Portugal
- Lanzarote and Formentera, Spain
Riu Hotels and Resorts Loyalty Program
Beside the indomitable service, Riu has a loyalty program known as the Riu Class Program to lure and award guests who stay at their properties. The guests earn points every time they book into any of the hotels in the Riu brand or make purchases using the Riu Classic Card.
Accumulated points can be redeemed for free stays and discount in any of the Riu properties or partner brands. A guest can sign up for the Riu Class Program by completing an online application form through Riu’s official website. The customer then receives a Provisional Riu Class Card that allows him or her to earn reward points.
Riu Hotels and Resorts has won numerous awards in recognition of their uniqueness and customer satisfaction:
- In 2000, Riu was declared as the “World’s Best Chain” by Cosmos
- In 2014, Riu was selected as the “Best Hotel Chain” by the Travel Weekly Global Travel Awards
- In 2015, Riu won 22 “TUI Environmental Champion 2015” awards for their commitment to sustainability and the environment
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