Happy Birthday RIU! 20 years of service in Mexico

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This year we haven’t stopped celebrating anniversaries! It wasn’t that long ago that we were announcing our tenth anniversary in Aruba, and today we’re raising our glasses to 20 years in Mexico! Since we opened our first hotel on Playa del Carmen (the Riu Yucatan) in 1997 we haven’t drawn breath with our efforts to continue growing in a country which has become, par excellence, one of the most requested destinations by our clients.

So much so, that we now have 17 hotels in six key locations in this country: a hotel in Guadalajara and another in Mazatlán; two in Los Cabos; three on the Riviera Nayarit; four in Cancún; and six on Playa del Carmen. Another hotel in Costa Mujeres, the Riu Dunamar, is due to open in December as further proof of RIU’s investments in growth.

Mexico is also a country with particular charm. Its pleasant climate, both on the Caribbean and on the Pacific sides, is another plus on top of its vegetation and unbeatable landscapes. Add to this the various historic enclaves found in the country’s destinations (old Mayan sites, archaeological remains of old cities or beautiful cenotes) and Mexico is one of the most complete destinations that there is.

RIU’s investment in Mexican land does not only come under constructing new hotels. Moving with the times, we are refurbishing our existing hotels in search of the best quality in the services we offer. In providing these services, we are proud to say that the majority of our staff in Mexico are local. In this way, we do not grow alone, but hand in hand with Mexican society who also make it possible for millions of people to learn everything that Mexico can offer.

As well as an extremely interesting history and unique flora and fauna, Mexico also has truly delicious cuisine. In areas like Vallarta you can find dishes such as pescado zarandeado, oysters in soup or enchiladas; in Cancún you can try typical dishes of the area such as cochinita pibil, marinated roast pork; Tikinxic, Mayan-style barbecued fish; and in Playa del Carmen, you can try shrimp-stuffed avocados and typical meat stews like relleno blanco.

And the beaches… are a real sight for sore eyes. White sand and crystalline waters are the norm on the various Mexican beaches. El Médano beach in Los Cabos, the pristine beaches of Isla de la Piedra in Mazatlán or the peaceful beaches of Playa del Carmen, are just some of them. And all of them, without exception, are stunning: just like the rest of the country.

A variety of cuisine, places to visit, and climate… at RIU we have also wanted to show some variety over the last 20 years. That is why the 17 hotels that we have in the country cater for different kinds of guests: several Palaces, for the more sophisticated; the ClubHotel Riu Jalisco and ClubHotel Riu Tequila, for families, and even an urban hotel (RIU’s second city hotel in the world), and the Riu Plaza Guadalajara.

At the moment, and this we can say without any shyness, is that Mexico is RIU’s most important destination. This is why we have invested in renovating and building hotels where, as in all the hotels in our chain, staff are one of its greatest assets. Friendliness, efficiency and a smile complement the marvellous place that is Mexico.

All that is left for us to do now is to thank Mexican society for having helped us so much in growing on their heavenly land. And of course thank all members of the RIU family, both staff and clients, who have experienced Mexico with us throughout these two decades. We will continue to strive so that, in another twenty years we can celebrate our anniversary again in Mexico. Thank you all!

25 Comments

  • Guylaine péloquin

    Nous avons fait le Riu Palace mexico et nous y retournons en novembre prochain, Nous avons aussi fait le Palace riviera maya, le Riu Lupita, le Riu Palace Bavaro……..

    Pour nous le meilleur hotel a vie est le Palace mexico….

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Guylaine!

      Thanks for your words. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed in our hotels 🙂 See you soon!

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Susi Clarke

    We stayed at the Riu Pininsula Cancun and loved it . Absolutely wonderful stay. The staff everything was perfect.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Susi!

      Many thanks for your words! We are glad to read that you have enjoyed with us in our hotel

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • David Burr

    Happy Birthday RIU on reaching 20 years in Mexico. First visit for my Wife and i was way back in 2001 in the Yucatan. made 2 more visits then switched to the RIU Palace next door. Our last visit there was for Christmas 2014. Always find the RIU hotels offer a great standard of food and accommodation and excellent staff. We are booked for RIU Pacifico in March 2018 so look forward to Mexican hospitality once again. Our love of RIU Hotels will continue in November with a visit to the RIU Palace Meloneras Gran Canaria in November and we will return to the RIU Palace Maspalomus in June for what has become an Annual visit since June 2005.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi David!

      Thanks for your loyalty and your sincer words. We are so glad to read that you have enjoyed the hospitality and the services of our hotels in Mexico! We do our best to make our guests feel at ease and want to repeat…like you 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Mattio Jean Claude

    C’est en 2005 que j’ai découvert le RIU Lupita ou j’ai fait de nombreux séjours, un passage par le Playacar, maintenant j’ai jeté mon dévolu sur le Téquila . Que dire c’est le paradis. Comme j’aime je repars dans le 22 pour deux semaines.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Mattio!

      Thank you for choosing us to enjoy Mexico! We are glad to read that you have enjoyed with us in our hotel 🙂 See you son in the Riu Tequila!

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Julianna

    Stayed in Santa Fe twice, Jalisco twice, vallarta three times, cancun, puerto plata twice, we loved the service the staff, amenities and all other aspect of riu hotels.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Julianna!

      Thank you for choosing us to enjoy all this destinations! We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed with us 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Danielle Garduno

    We will be enjoying the RIU Santa Fe for the 3rd time next May. We’ve been to other various hotels through Cabo and Cancun the last 10 yrs and the RIU Santa Fe is by far our favorite. Good job and keep up the good work!! Can’t wait to get back!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Danielle!

      10 years with us? There are many! Thanks for choosing us all this times. We are glad to hear that we will see you again son 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Monica Hardegen

    Feliz aniversario

    The first RIU I have visited was 2000 in Punta Cana. I felt in love with the great service, hospitality and the beautiful areas.
    So I have started to spend my holiday when ever possible in a RIU hotel. So I have seen many places.

    Punta Cana at about 10 times, Jamaica varios times, Bahamas, Gran Canaria, Tunisia, Turkey, Kapverde, a day visit on a Cruise to the RIU in Aruba and my really absolute loved country Mexico since 2002 on a regular base. We are not only coming back to the RIU Palace Mexico for its absolute professional service, we also feel there at home and the employees from all the department’s became friends. And that is exactly what makes us feel there at home.

    Happy anniversary to the RIU hotel, the employees and the management. A huge great thanks to all of you for you friendship and absolute great service in this beautiful palace. We can’t wait to have a laugh and joke with you in octuber again.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Monica!

      Wow…We are very happy to see that you have shared so many moments with us. In addition, we are very proud to read that you have felt at home. That is our goal: that our guests feel well treated 🙂 See you son and thanks for your words!

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • roussel

    nous sommes alles au riu lupita a playa del carmen, semaine magnifique pendant les fetes de fin d’annee nous y retournerons dans 1 an mais avec les enfants et petits enfants, endroit magnifique, personnel tres gentil, souriant , de magnifiques vacances

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Roussel!

      Thanks for your comment. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed with us. See you soon! 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Carmina Hiebert

    Congratulations…. We love your hotels. The buildings are beautiful and the grounds are imaculate. The food is amazing and wonderfully presented. We usually stay at RIU Palace Mexico but this year we are excited to be going to your new RIU Dunamar the first week it opens and will be there for 2 weeks. CANT WAIT.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Carmina!

      We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed all our services pleasantly. We can not wait either 😀

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Namely Roy

    Best hotel of my life ever, everything is awesome. Especially I love RIU foods. Soon I will reserve a room in RIU.

  • Brenda Robinson

    We have been going to Rui Palace Mexico at Playa Maya for the last 6 years, and enjoyed it up until last year we were disappointed as there had been a few changes, we are going back this year hoping that it has improved or we could be changing our hotel,

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Brenda!

      Many thanks for your comment. We will share it with the corresponding department.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Paul and Sue Rea

    RIU palace Mexico,we have stayed since the doors open 20yrs ago ,each year has been a big welcome from staff,.
    Thank you Riu for letting us in to your casa ,if we want to relax its here,the staff are a family.,

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Paul and Sue!

      We are so glad reading your comment 😀 We look forward to seeing you at our newly built hotel Riu Dunamar 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

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