RIU Celebrates 20th Anniversary of International Presence with the Opening of the Riu Palace BavaroAugust 9, 2011 By: Joe Pike
RIU Hotels & Resorts will open the Riu Palace Bavaro, an elegant resort in the Riu Punta Cana complex, this December. Located directly on the beach of Arena Gorda in the Dominican Republic, the opening of this new hotel coincides with the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the international presence of RIU Hotels & Resorts.
In November 1991, RIU opened its first resort outside of Spain, the hotel Riu Taino. Two decades later, on the same site where this historic hotel was located, the hotel chain opens the new hotel from the luxurious line Riu Palace, which will become the 34th Riu resort in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Riu Palace Bavaro will be the fifth hotel in Punta Cana and the third Riu Palace. The other two are the Riu Palace Macao and Riu Palace Punta Cana in this destination.
This hotel will feature 610 rooms distributed between the main building and 12 luxury villas that include wireless internet. The hotel will offer four swimming pools, two of which have integrated Jacuzzi, a children's pool with a mini-club, the famous entertainment program and a Spa with a sauna, a Jacuzzi and gym.
Guests from the new Riu Palace Bavaro will have the privilege of enjoying during the day the facilities of the other four hotels within the RIU complex: Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa.