TORONTO — RIU Hotels is well on its way to a full recovery, with three additional properties reopening their doors in Jamaica and the Bahamas.
The Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Negril and the Riu Reggae in Montego Bay, as well as the Riu Palace Paradise Island in the Bahamas all reopened on May 1. The hotel chain now has 24 of its 27 hotels in the Caribbean open for business following their temporary closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To accommodate guests coming from countries that require a negative antibody test prior to returning home, RIU Hotels has announced free in-hotel testing capabilities in both Jamaica and the Bahamas. The possibility of a PCR test may also be available to guests.
The only remaining Riu property in Jamaica left to reopen is the Riu Negril. Other hotels in the Caribbean whose reopenings are pending include the Riu Tequila in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and the Riu Palace Macao in Punta Cana.
Following these reopenings and other upcoming ones in Morocco and Spain in coming days, IRIU will have 56 of its 100 hotels open worldwide.