RIU Hotels & Resorts will open its first urban hotel in Mexico on June 17, 2011, in the city of Guadalajara.
In 2009, after 56 years of experience in the vacation hotel industry, the chain announced the creation of its new line of urban hotels: RIU PLAZA. The first city hotel opened in September 2010 in Panama City, and now the second will be Riu Plaza Guadalajara in Guadalajara, the capital of the state of Jalisco.
The five-star Riu Plaza Guadalajara is a modern 42-story building located in the heart of the city. The hotel offers more than 48,000 square feet of event space, and its 16 conference rooms have the latest equipment and an ideal environment for hosting corporate meetings and all types of celebrations for up to 1,700 people.
The hotel offers 557 guestrooms. Rooms are divided into categories including Deluxe, Executive, Junior Suites, Senior Suites, Presidential Suites, and the Penthouse, occupying the top two floors and offering views of the city.