New Riu Palace Peninsula Makes Debut in Cancun
Riu Hotels & Resorts has opened the Riu Palace Peninsula, an all-iclusive beachfront property located in Cancun. This will be the fourth property in this destination where the Spanish hotel chain already has three hotels: the Riu Cancun, Riu Caribe and Riu Palace Las Americas.
The $140 million Riu Palace Peninsula will be oriented to a more select and discerning clientele. The hotel is characterized by its architecture and modern decoration, its high quality cuisine and 24 Hours All Inclusive program. It features modern and contemporary architecture and its 562 rooms, which are distributed in a main building, and 48 villas, have views of the Caribbean.
"We hope the new Riu Palace Peninsula will give a new push to this destination which recently turned 40 years old,” said Luis Riu, CEO of Riu Hotels & Resorts. “For us, this is another example of the importance that Mexico has in our development plans and the high quality that we seek to offer in this country.”
On the grounds of the hotel lies an archaeological discovery of Mayan ruins called Ta'acul, meaning “that which remains hidden.” This cultural treasure was recently excavated by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) with funding provided by Riu, which is also responsible for the care and maintenance of the site.
Guests can choose among five specialty restaurants and the main restaurant Las Olas. The hotel features the Japanese Kabuki, the fusion restaurant Krystal, the Mexican Tamales, the Italian Venecia and the steakhouse Isla Mujeres. Customers also can choose from seven different bars. Riu Palace Peninsula also will provide a full entertainment program during the day, a nightly entertainment show and a full Renova Spa, in which the gym, sauna and jacuzzi are included in the all-inclusive package.