RIU Hotels & Resorts to Expand Into Senegal

Courtesy of RIU Hotels & Resorts

The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has purchased an over-60 acre site in the Pointe Sarène area on Senegal’s west coast, a location that is developing as a tourism destination.

The company is investing 150 million euros, which includes the purchase of the site and the development of the future hotels in the destination. Two properties could be built on the site, given its size, the company said.

The site is being purchased in consideration of the chain’s partnership with SAPCO (Society for the Development and Promotion of the Senegal Coast and Tourist Zone). The companies are collaborating to execute the project, which is slated to launch in November.

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RIU’s project in Senegal will consist of two phases: a hotel in the Classic range will open with around 500 rooms; next, the chain aims to build a hotel in the Riu Palace range, with capacity for around 800 guests.

RIU will hire and train workers to build the hotels. Following their development, RIU will create 300 jobs for the opening of each property, totaling 600 new employment opportunities once both hotels have launched. The chain has already planned efficient construction of the first building in the destination as part of its commitment to sustainable development in the new establishments, the company said.

In other RIU Hotels & Resorts news, the company has launched the new Riu Playa Park on the island of Mallorca. The property has a total of 475 rooms.

For more information or reservations, please visit: www.riu.com

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