Luis Riu: Merry Christmas and thank you for going on this adventure with me!

date_range 20 December, 2019 label question_answer 6 Comments

I would like to make the most of this final post of the year to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and to thank you for having joined me, post by post, from the first article we published back in January up until now. We have published exactly 15 articles full of plans, experiences, work and enthusiasm. When this initiative first began I wasn’t sure what this journey would look like, but today I can definitely say that I am very happy to have started it and I am excited to be continuing with these posts in 2020.

2019, a year of challenges and dreams fulfilled for the RIU family

Carmen and Luis Riu, owners of the RIU chain, wish the whole team a Merry Christmas

Carmen and Luis Riu, owners of the RIU chain, wish the whole team a Merry Christmas.

This year has brought some major challenges with it, which is why I want to take this opportunity to thank all the employees that are part of RIU hotels for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm. Without a great team, we could not have undertaken such major projects. It is no exaggeration to say that my sister Carmen and I can boast a truly talent-filled team. From the Management Board, who join us in extending their Christmas greetings, to the newest member of the company, please accept my most heartfelt thanks.

RIU Hotels & Resorts Board of Directors, headed by Carmen and Luis Riu

ALT: RIU Hotels & Resorts Board of Directors, headed by Carmen and Luis Riu.

What is Christmas like at RIU Hotels & Resorts?

The holiday season is always a special time at RIU Hotels.  Many of our guests come back to their favourite hotel every year to spend the holidays and we work hard to offer them fantastic food and special events, but we also want them to feel cared for by the whole team.

RIU Hotels during Christmas

The hotels are decked out in all their finery and there have been some really fantastic Christmas decorations. The celebrations are not just for our guests, however. All our hotel staff make up one big family and our hotels always look for an opportunity to raise a toast and to share good times together. Quite a few of our hotels also organize a day where staff can bring their children to work. The Three Kings themselves even make it to some of our hotel destinations.

Christmas celebrations at the RIU offices

We are perhaps a little more understated with our decorations at the RIU offices. We do have plenty of Christmas spirit though and there is a great sense of solidarity and friendship among colleagues. Our different departments usually organize a Christmas lunch or dinner, and we all get together for an end of year drink where we also thank everyone for all their hard work and share our plans for the upcoming year.

We will be rounding off the year with a few days of resting, relaxation and spending these special holidays with our families to come back in January with renewed strength to face 2020, which will certainly bring us new and exciting challenges.

Carmen and Luis Riu, CEOs of RIU Hotels & Resorts with Joan Trian, a member of the TUI Supervisory Board

Carmen and Luis Riu, CEOs of RIU Hotels & Resorts with Joan Trian, a member of the Board.

Fdo. Luis Riu

6 Comments

  • Gary wyke

    Merry Christmas to you all thanks for some wonderfully holiday stays this year x

  • Peter Ashworth

    Great to be part of “the family”, keep us in the loop! – and thanks for another great year of vacations.

  • Diane Ward

    I have been to two riu resorts this year. All beautiful & staff make it all the better, friendly & happy. Looking forward to our wedding in February in Riu Palace Jamaica.

  • Mark & Barbara Kennell

    We LOVE RIU. It’s been a yearly Anniversary at different RIU Palaces for 20 some years now. We never will go anywhere else. Thank you for the amazing clean rooms, delicious food, awesome entertainment, and best resort ever.

  • Lori De Frias

    Dear Mr. Riu
    I have sent numerous emails regarding the theft from our hotel room at RIU Montego Bay File #145983 I have sent them to crm@riu.com I would appreciate hearing directly from you immediately. I sent my last email January 20 explaining the entire situation. I am trusting you will resolve our situation.

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