RIU reopens its first hotel in the Canary Islands, after investing 22 million

Opened in 1985 it was the first of the chain outside Mallorca

RIU Hotels & Resorts has just reopened its first hotel in the Canary Islands after investing 22 million euros in a complete reform of the establishment, which originally opened its doors in 1985 in Playa del Inglés, on the island of Gran Canaria, and which is now marketed under the luxury line of the ‘Riu Palace’ chain.

This hotel was the first of the company outside of Mallorca, so its opening is especially significant, according to the CEO of the chain, Luis Riu, as it also meant «the starting gun» for the expansion and commercialization of the manager in the chain.

The establishment (formerly ‘Riu Palmeras’), renamed ‘Riu Palace’ has expanded the number of rooms, up to 274, increasing its category after the modernization of its facilities and offering new services. Among them, it has a new fusion restaurant ‘Krystal’.