RIU Hotels & Resorts has completed a $40 million renovation of the Riu Palace Riviera Maya hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The five-star beachfront hotel has seen a complete overhaul of the outside areas and refurbishment of the communal areas and rooms. The hotel first opened in 2006.
Post-renovation, the property has a total of 460 rooms, four swimming pools, six restaurants and five bars. Rooms have been stripped of their slab tiles and carpets and laid with ceramic parquet flooring, which complements the light tones of the walls and décor with blue highlights alluding to the waters of the Riviera Maya.
The swimming pool area has also undergone extensive changes, now sporting three large pools, one of them with a swim-up bar.
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