CANCUN — RIU Hotels & Resorts has completed the refurbishment of Riu Caribe, including new rooms with private pools and exclusive RIU Party rooms.
In conjunction with the reno news, RIU also announced that the new-look Riu Caribe will now be the first in the area to host RIU Party events, which will be open to all RIU guests in Cancun.
The new and improved Riu Caribe, acquired by RIU in 2003, already underwent a renovation in 2013. This second makeover “is yet more proof of the hotel chain’s commitment to quality in Mexico,” says RIU.
The refurb includes a new look for Riu Caribe’s lobby and reception area, with more natural light and sense of space, plus new decoration and furniture and the popular lobby bar Frida.
The rooms are also brand new, with soft and elegant tones. There is also a new room type – swim-out rooms with a private pool – that are already a classic in many RIU hotels. The hotel will offer five to guests who are looking for an extra touch of exclusivity.
Meanwhile the launch of RIU Pool Party events in Cancun, at Riu Caribe, brings a dedicated space to hold these parties, with an exclusive pool area. Riu Caribe now offers four weekly parties both in the day and at nighttime with several different themes: the White Party, the Jungle Party, the Neon Party and the Pink Party. The RIU Pool Party concept first started with RIU in Los Cabos in 2018. The exclusive adults-only RIU Pool Parties are accompanied by yet another new feature: the RIU Party rooms. Says the hotel company: “These 74 rooms blend in perfectly with their surroundings and are themed and prepared for guests who want to experience these exclusive RIU Party events to the fullest.”
For dining, all of Riu Caribe’s restaurants have been renovated. The international buffet restaurant is joined by the Mexican restaurant ‘Margarita’, the Asian restaurant ‘Shangri-la’, the gourmet restaurant ‘Kulinarium’, the grill-style food station ‘Pepe’s Food’ near the pool area and the popular Steakhouse for evening dinners. The hotel also has four bars: the lobby bar, the lounge bar located in the theatre, a sports bar offering food and drink 24 hours a day and an adults-only swim-up bar in one of the pools.
Riu Caribe has gone from having one large swimming pool to four, one of which has a swim-up bar, another one for children and two others for the entire family. The new RIU Fit sports area is complemented by a fully equipped gym, as well as a range of water activities on the hotel’s beach.
RIU is on track to renovate all of its 22 hotels in Mexico, a country where it has been operating for more than 25 years.
The next to be refurbished will be the Riu Palace Pacifico on the Riviera Nayarit, where work already started this August and will be finished in early December.