New’ Riu Palace Mexico to reopen Dec. 1

The Riu Palace Mexico in Playa del Carmen will reopen on Dec. 1 after a complete renovation. This hotel, the first of the luxury Riu Palace brand in Mexico, will retain its colonial-style building, but has been modernized inside with the new line that RIU is rolling out in all its hotels. RIU has invested $20 million in the project, which includes a new interior design, as well as new restaurants and services, such as the Lounge 24 and the Capuchino” café, all part of the RIU all-inclusive program. The 434 rooms have new furniture and fabrics. Bathrooms saw a hydromassage bath and separate shower cubicle installed, as well as a double sink. All rooms also enjoy free wireless Internet. As well as renovating buffet restaurant Don Julián, fusion restaurant Krystal and Japanese Miyagi, the new Riu Palace Mexico is introducing the Mexican La Bodega, the Italian La Dolce Vita and the Guacamole steakhouse. The hotel also has five bars, including the new Lounge 24, which offers snacks and drinks 24 hours a day, the elegant El Palmeral pool bar and Capuchino, the new café that RIU is introducing in its new Palace resorts and which offers coffees and pastries. The gardens and pools of the Riu Palace Mexico have also been completely redesigned. (