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RIU Mexico Trio Receives Four Diamond Status

Hotel & Resort | RIU Hotels & Resorts | Dawna L. Robertson | July 06, 2016

RIU Mexico Trio Receives Four Diamond Status

RIU Hotels & Resorts has once again achieved stellar status in Mexico, with three of its all-inclusive resorts repeating with prestigious American Automobile Association (AAA) Four Diamond recognition.

The award has gone to the RIU Palace Mexico on the Mayan Riviera, RIU Palace Pacifico on the Nayarit Riviera and RIU Plaza Guadalajara. The former two fall into RIU's sophisticated RIU Palace category, while the latter is within the RIU Plaza urban category. These three RIU resorts are actually “three-peats” as they were also granted the award in 2014 and 2015.

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AAA’s Four Diamond ranking reflects one of the most coveted achievements in the tourism industry. In the 2016 selection process, AAA analysts — consisting of trained professionals and AAA tourism editors — evaluated some 59,000 hotels and restaurants across Mexico, Canada and the United States. Evaluation is based on public areas, exterior grounds, guest room amenities, room decor and ambiance, bathrooms, housekeeping, guest services and management. For consideration, each hotel must excel in all areas.

RIU's Four Diamond Dazzlers

RIU presents its own rigorous standards that enhance its AAA appeal. To be designated as a RIU Palace property, resorts must be located on the finest beaches across the globe, present distinctive architecture and interior decoration, offer an international range of dining and beverages, present distinguished gastronomic wealth, and provide a full range of leisure and entertainment pursuits.

In a beachfront location some two miles from Playa del Carmen, the all-inclusive Hotel RIU Palace Mexico features architecture in line with the traditional style of Mexican estates. The resort includes two freshwater swimming pools surrounded by a vast park, a Jacuzzi, solarium-terrace and wellness center with a range of therapies. The property is located in a shared complex with the Hotel RIU Playacar and Hotel RIU Tequila, further expanding its amenities.

Situated beachfront in Nuevo Vallarta, the 445-room Hotel RIU Palace Pacifico indulges guests with a freshwater swimming pool, Jacuzzi, solarium-terrace, gym, sauna and spa.

Both properties feature RIU's all-inclusive system that covers all meals and snacks, 24-hour room service, sports and activities, entertainment, plus all taxes and tips.                                                                     

In the city’s center, the 42-floor Hotel RIU Plaza Guadalajara features 550 guest rooms and 16 meeting rooms. The designer property pampers with its Renova Spa, a personal health and wellness center where guests are free to disconnect and enjoy an endless array of treatments. The business-oriented property caters to those working on the road with 16 conference rooms that accommodate up to 1,300 and a business center.

For reservations and more information on these newly anointed AAA Four Diamond RIU Resorts properties, visit

The Agent’s Edge

The international RIU chain specializes in holiday resorts, with more than 70 percent of its establishments offering its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. RIU Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of more than 100 hotels in 18 countries welcomes more than four million guests annually.

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At, you’ll find all the tools you need to book a wide selection of RIU Hotels. Perks include commission guaranteed and paid automatically via the auto-billing system and bookings registered automatically into your RIU Partner Club account. Visit the website today to start enjoying the perks and to learn more about how to sell these diverse properties to your leisure and business traveler clientele.   


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