Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts
RIU Hotels & Resorts is not only about hotels. There is a team of professionals behind it dedicated to creating experiences and unforgettable memories. And at the head of it all is Luis Riu, our CEO, directly responsible for the Expansion, Design, Construction and Marketing of all our hotels. His vision, instinct and passion is a source of inspiration to everybody working at RIU Hotels. That is why we are delighted to launch a new section in which he personally shares his personal thoughts, knowledge and plans. Are you with us?
9 November, 2022
Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts, reviews the chain's journey from its arrival in Cape Verde 20 years ago. From the opening of its first hotel, the Riu Funana, to the present day, RIU stands out as a driving force for development as well as a leading tourist magnet in this African destination.
29 September, 2022
After five years working in the management of the hotels in Punta Cana, José Manuel Celdrán became the personal assistant to Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts, in 2000. Since then, Celdrán has become an “absolutely indispensable” person for Luis Riu.
12 July, 2022
The Riu Yucatan, in Playa del Carmen, was the first hotel that RIU Hotels & Resorts opened in Mexico. It was inaugurated in 1997, and since then RIU have truly strengthened their presence in this country with 22 active hotels. Luis Riu, the CEO and person responsible for Expansion, reviews the last 25 years.
16 May, 2022
Luis Riu, the CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts, is delighted to resume the Riu Parties this year, the most exclusive RIU events, available in 5 of the chain’s destinations. He also hopes to take the the Riu Get Together Parties to 3 more locations in 2022: Jamaica, Sal Island (Cape Verde) and Costa Mujeres (Mexico).
1 April, 2022
April 8, 2022 is the date set for the official opening of the Riu Baobab, the first RIU Hotels & Resorts hotel in Senegal and West Africa. Luis Riu, CEO of the chain, reveals some of the secrets of one of the most anticipated openings of the year in the global tourism sector.