With more than 50 years of experience and over 100 hotels located in some of the most beloved tourist destinations in the world, Riu is known in the tourism industry and by savvy travelers as an international hotel chain that offers great vacations and rooms at an excellent price. In fact, the Riu chain has garnered a number of industry awards over the years. Additionally, because many of Riu's properties are all-inclusive, they are uber-convenient, as well as a great value for travelers.
The Riu family of hotels had its beginnings in 1953 when Juan Riu purchased his first hotel in Mallorca, Spain. This flagship hotel, which sits on beautiful Playa de Palma beachfront, is still a proud part of the Riu chain today. Most of the chain's other properties are also located in sunny, fun, beach resort towns, including such popular destinations as Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Spain, Aruba, Paradise Island, the Canary Islands, and Jamaica. Riu also has properties in resort destinations that may not be as familiar to American travelers, including Golden Sands, Bulgaria and Tunisia. In addition, Riu even offers hotels in non-beach destinations, including sites in Berlin, Germany and Marrakech, Morocco. Members of the Riu family--Carmen Riu Guell and Luis Riu Guell--are still involved in the day-to-day operations as co-chief executives of this popular international hotel chain.
Because many of the Riu resorts are all-inclusives, guests can adopt a "No worries" approach to their holiday. For the most part, an all-inclusive Riu vacation means never having to carry a wallet. And, really, who has anywhere to carry a wallet while you're rocking a bikini or flaunting your abs in swim trunks anyway?
Going on an all-inclusive Riu vacation is an especially great way to travel with a large group, such as a family reunion. There is no fussing over how a dinner bill is going to be split because grandma just had a salad, while big cousin Bob had two servings of everything, plus dessert. Additionally, Riu's all-inclusive properties typically offer tons of planned activities for all ages. In fact, Riu's all-inclusive properties solve so many of a traveler's big problems that he can finally allow his brain do what the rest of the body usually does while away on a holiday -- take a vacation.
Riu's gorgeous resort properties, especially the all-inclusive ones, are also perfect for a destination wedding. Most of the Riu hotel staff are very experienced in helping couples plan the wedding of their dreams and get accommodations for their family members and guests.
Travelers who are finally ready to book their dream vacation will find Riu's intuitive website easy to navigate and use. They just need to choose the country and destination of their choice and the dates they wish to get away, and then Riu's website will do the rest. Before committing to a price, however, travelers should make sure to look for promo codes that can make their vacation deal even sweeter.