This Valentine’s Day, love is in the city with RIU

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Can you hear that? It’s the sound of love. Just like every year our beloved Cupid comes loaded with arrows to fire on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is near! You no doubt have many ideas for celebrating this special day with your better half, or with whoever you want! The great John Paul Young sang “love is in the air“, but at RIU Hotels & Resorts we wanted to add a twist to that legendary phrase and propose that love is not only in the air, but can also be found in the city.
We want to show you a few romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day that will take you to some of the most iconic places on the planet.
Come with us!

What’s the best way to enjoy New York as a couple?

The Big Apple is one of the most frequently depicted metropolises in art, music, literature and film, so it’s only natural that it generates a lot of expectations. But these are unfailingly fulfilled because it always lives up to them! To start with, you’ll be surrounded by skyscrapers, including the iconic Empire State Building. New York is one of those locations that you can visit an infinite number of times and still find new places to explore.

This renowned metropolis has so much to offer. Among the many things to do, you’ll find a wide range of cultural attractions, with museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MoMA and the Guggenheim. There are also iconic spots such as Central Park, the unmissable lung of the city, which can even be visited by carriage. You can’t leave this place without visiting the Statue of Liberty, the star of postcards and souvenirs, a trip that is sure to surprise your partner, since to get to this monument you have to take a boat from where you can also enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the city.

Times Square, one of the city’s main commercial arteries, is located in the heart of the city centre. It is particularly well known for being the place where thousands of New Yorkers go every December 31st to welcome in the New Year. This is precisely where the Riu Plaza Manhattan Times Square and the Riu Plaza New York Times Square are located, allowing you to enjoy New York in all its splendour and guaranteeing you all the comforts you need to relax after long days of romantic sightseeing.

And that is not all! Very soon there will be three hotels, as the chain’s largest hotel in the destination, with 673 rooms, will be built nearby on Broadway. But that’s as far as into the future as we can see!

Why travel to Madrid with RIU?

Let’s change tack and travel to the old continent, to a country that combines culture, art and tradition. One of the places that best encapsulates these values is Madrid. The capital of Spain is the ideal place for a romantic getaway as a couple. In addition, this city has a wide range of activities to enjoy, such as musicals and plays and, of course, bars and restaurants where you can sample the rich Spanish cuisine.

And right in the centre of the city stands one of the most imposing buildings in the Madrid metropolis: the Riu Plaza España. One of the hotel’s highlights is its impressive 360º glass terrace located on the 27th floor, which everyone wants to visit and from which you can enjoy incredible views of the entire city of Madrid. You don’t even have to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy this famous space, you can just pop in for a drink! If you haven’t visited this acclaimed terrace yet, don’t wait any longer! You can also resolve any questions before your visit here.

As you already know, one of the main features of the RIU Plaza urban hotels is their excellent location, right in the heart of the cities where they are located. That’s why from the Riu Plaza España you can visit some of the most iconic and historic places in Madrid, such as the Temple of Debod, Almudena Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, the Prado National Museum and Retiro Park.

A perfect opportunity to discover one of Europe’s capitals on Valentine’s Day.

What can’t you miss if you go to London?

Few cities evoke as many feelings and sensations as London. The city is one of those places that never goes out of style. You don’t need a reason to take a trip to the British capital, but just in case you do, we’ll give you a few! In summer 2023, RIU opened its first hotel in the United Kingdom: the Riu Plaza London Victoria. This new establishment has an unbeatable location, next to Victoria Station, one of the busiest train stations in England. From here, guests can walk to truly symbolic and important sites like Buckingham Palace, Westminster and Big Ben. But not before enjoying the delicious breakfast that the hotel offers you and which will give you energy to face these intense days.

In short, all the ingredients you need to leave your soulmate speechless.

Where to stay this Valentine’s Day with RIU?

If you have already visited these capital cities, you have nothing to worry about! In Europe there are even more cities, like Dublin or Berlin, that you are bound to love and where we also have hotels. If, on the other hand, you fancy a more exotic destination, you could try somewhere like the Riu Plaza Panama, the Riu Plaza Guadalajara in Mexico, the Riu Plaza Miami Beach, or the Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. They are all waiting for you. And that is not all! From the end of the year, Chicago and Toronto will be the next destinations where RIU will be offering urban hotels under the RIU Plaza brand.

As we are all romantics here, and taking advantage of Valentine’s Day, we are launching a special promotion for city destinations that will run throughout the year – there really is no excuse! You can read more about the terms and conditions of this campaign on our webpage.  And remember, this Valentine’s Day, love is in the city with RIU.

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