For the second consecutive year, Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company, has ranked Riu Hotels & Resorts as number one among chain hotels in Mexico by number of room nights booked in 2008. In addition to the Top Chain award, the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas was named top producer for Los Cabos.“Mexico has always been a top destination for travelers and the results of Expedia’s research shows that Riu is a favorite resort for people traveling to Mexico. That is a very important honor and we are grateful to Expedia for their partnership,” stated Mr. Luis Riu, CEO of Riu Hotels & Resorts, “This ranking as a top-producer illustrates our commitment to Mexico and to our guests. With its vibrant culture, stunning beaches, lovely people and rich history, Mexico is an amazing destination. This is a historical time - where travelers can get an all-inclusive stay at a luxury resorts at such an unbelievably low price. When the market recovers, and this will happen soon, travelers will dream of these prices.” RIU opened its 15th resort in Mexico, Riu Emerald Bay in Mazatlan, on Friday, May 29, 2009.
Mexico is home to 15 Riu resorts, offering a total of 8,098 rooms. All RIU resorts in Mexico are all-inclusive with signature RIU amenities and services including, 24-hour food and beverage service, in-room liquor dispenser and mini-fridge with refreshments, gyms, tennis courts, children’s club, casual and fine dining restaurants, sports bars and more. Information on and images of the resorts can be found at www.Riu.com.