Riu Hotels & Resorts recently announced that Riu Republica Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, will be unveiling new upgrades, including a brand new wing, on November 18.
The hotel´s new 501-room wing and new “Splash Water World” aquatic park are the two biggest features added to the hotel that opened back in 2016. The five-star all-inclusive overlooks Arena Gorda Beach. This RIU Classic hotel is also the first hotel outside of RIU Hotels & Resorts' RIU Palace hotels brand to offer adults-only service.
Among the services offered are a welcome glass of cava, premium drinks throughout the hotel, free Wi-Fi in all areas, including the rooms, concierge service, robes in the rooms, a special wine list and romantic dinners on the beach.
The hotel offers a total of roughly 1,500 rooms, three large pools with solarium terraces where guests can enjoy the Caribbean sun, a gym, a steam bath and and Jacuzzi, as well as the Renova Spa wellness center, which offers a beauty salon, hairdresser and massage services.
Other features of the new wing include a new main restaurant, new Indian and Spanish restaurants, a new “Jerk Grill” on the beach, a new “Coco’s Bar” on the beach and a poolside bar with a plaza and stage.
RIU Donates $400,000
RIU recently announced that is has donated $400,000 to help victims of the earthquakes in Mexico.
The hotel chain has signed an agreement with UNICEF for this organization to manage these resources, which will be dedicated to the "Back to School" program. RIU's donation will serve to set up and equip temporary classrooms so that children will not have to interrupt their education while their schools are being rebuilt or repaired.