Carmen and Luis Riu win Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year

Carmen and Luis Riu Güell, CEO’s of RIU Hotels & Resorts, have been chosen as winners of the "Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Award," organized by Ernst & Young.

This accolade was presented to the Riu siblings at a ceremony celebrated recently at the Madrid Casino. This award has since 1996 recognized the most prominent companies in Spain and the responsibility and innovation they employ in daily leading their companies.

In the first phase of the selection process conducted in November 2010, Carmen and Luis Riu were chosen as national finalists representing the Balearic region of Spain, after which they were selected as winners of "Spain’s national Entrepreneur of the Year Award".

Along with the winners from each of the 50 countries which celebrate the award, Carmen and Luis are now candidates for the Ernst & Young "World Entrepreneur of the Year Award" to be presented in June 2011.

RIU Hotels & Resorts has hotels in Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, North Africa and Europe.