RIU Hotels & Resorts has finished the complete refurbishment of the Riu Palace Riviera Maya hotel in Playa del Carmen.
The five-star beachfront hotel has seen a complete overhaul of the outside areas and refurbishment of the communal areas and rooms.
RIU has a new style that it has been introducing in all of its refits and building work that can be appreciated in the refurbishment, although the hotel still displays “the same majesty that it has been known for since it opened in 2006.”
Post-refurbishment, the Riu Palace Riviera Maya has 460 rooms, four swimming pools, six restaurants, five bars and more entertainment options for both adults and children.
In addition to all the novelties that the refurbishment brings, there is also the exclusive 24-hour All-Inclusive RIU Service, which allows guests to enjoy food and drinks at any time of day, as well as call on room service.
Rooms have been stripped of their slab tiles and carpets and laid with ceramic parquet flooring.
This new style can also be noted in the changes made to the restaurants, with the buffet being separated from the tables for greater guest comfort. As well as having added an Italian restaurant Il Portico to its catering options, the resort will continue to offer varied culinary choices, including: Don Rafael, the main international cuisine live-cooking restaurant; Yashima, a restaurant specializing in Japanese delicacies; the Mexican Agave restaurant; Chilis, the pool restaurant; and the ever-glamorous Krystal, which offers fusion dishes. In addition there is also Pepe’s Food, the grill bar in the swimming pool area.
The swimming pool area has similarly undergone extensive changes, now sporting three large pools, one of them with a swim-up bar.