RIU Hotels & Resorts presents the fully refurbished Riu Palace Tropical Bay, in Negril, following extensive renovation works. What was the chain’s first hotel in Jamaica when it opened in 2001 now offers completely updated facilities, which maintain the Riu Palace range’s characteristic elegance and sophistication and the RIU chain’s exclusive 24-hour all-inclusive service.
Jamaica is now one of RIU's main destinations in the Caribbean, with six hotels, 3,152 rooms, 2,779 members of staff, more than 330,000 guests per year and a total investment of more than 550 million dollars, which includes the 35-million-dollar investment in the renovation of Riu Palace Tropical Bay.
The changes to the hotel are particularly noticeable in the lobby, a space that has gained light, thanks to its large windows, and also a sense of space, due to radical changes to the use of colours, the entry of natural light and the use of a simpler, more modern style. It also now boasts large works of art and murals.
Riu Palace Tropical Bay now has 452 rooms. In addition, all the bathtubs have been replaced with large walk-in style showers, for the greater comfort of guests.
New Kids Club
Another new feature of the hotel is the inclusion of the RiuLand kids’ club in the children’s area, designed to make sure the littlest members of the family enjoy their holiday to the maximum too. This area features a children’s pool, which is bigger than the previous one, and a playground. The hotel also has three large outdoor pools, one of which has a swim-up bar, as well as a fully-equipped and refurbished gym and a renovated spa zone.
Restaurants have been refurbished with a contemporary design that harmonizes with the other areas: the main restaurant, ‘Negril’, will continue to offer varied buffets and live cooking; the finest fusion cooking dishes will be served in ‘Krystal’; ‘Rimini’ will prepare a broad buffet of Italian specialities; the best of Japanese cuisine will be available from ‘Hakuchi’; and the poolside restaurant will serve the classic RIU Steakhouse dishes for dinner, a favourite among guests. As for bars, they have all been completely renovated and a 24-hour service is available in the lobby bar and the lounge bar. Furthermore, the hotel has added the new ice-cream and coffee bar, ‘Capuchino’.
The RIU Group has an ambitious expansion plan for the next five years, with a strong commitment to new destinations, especially in Asia, and large global cities where it plans to open Riu Plaza urban hotels. The hotel chain, which goes back more than 65 years, is characterised by its strong commitment to the destinations where it settles, investing in long-term projects that involve the local community through its purchasing, employment and sustainability policies. RIU is also making a big investment in the development and improvement of an increasingly sustainable operation, and all of its projects are guided by respect for the environments and the local culture and environment.