The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the family’s third generation. The company specialises in holiday resorts and over 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. With the inauguration of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU is expanding its range of products with its own line of city hotels called Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has 92 hotels in 19 countries which welcome over 4 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 28,894 employees. RIU is currently the world’s 34th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean’s most popular, the third largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the fourth largest in number of rooms.
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has just announced the winners of the 2018 edition of its “Travellers’ Choice Awards”. Travellers all over the world have chosen a total of nine RIU hotels in the Canary Islands (1), Morocco (3), Cape Verde (2), Jamaica (1), Mexico (1) and Bulgaria (1) as among the 25 best hotels in the categories of “Top Hotels”, “Family”, “Best Service” and “Best All-Inclusive”.
The ‘Travellers’ Choice Awards’ are given out based on millions of opinions and comments written by travellers all over the world on the TripAdvisor website. These awards recognise the quality and service of the establishments. Among the winners, the RIU hotels in the Canary Islands, Bulgaria and Morocco stand out for having received awards in several categories simultaneously.
The winning RIU hotels, by category, are:
The 25 “Top Hotels”:
- Riu Palace Tikida Agadir
- Riu Tikida Beach
The 25 best Family hotels:
The 25 hotels with the Best Service:
The 25 best All-Inclusive hotels:
- ClubHotel Riu Gran Canaria
- ClubHotel Riu Tikida Beach
- ClubHotel Riu Tikida Dunas
- ClubHotel Riu Karamba
- Riu Touareg