RIU Opens the 573-room Riu Playa Blanca in Panama
RIU Hotels & Resorts has opened its second hotel in Panama, which has involved a total investment of 100 million Dollars. The Riu Playa Blanca, located in Coclé province, joins the hotel Riu Plaza Panama which has recently celebrated its third birthday. With this project, RIU extends its hotel range and offers its guests the chance to enjoy a holiday in Panama that combines a city break with a relaxing stay on the beachfront with 24 hours All Inclusive service.
The Riu Playa Blanca has four restaurants offering a complete gastronomic experience. The main restaurant, "Balboa", presents a full buffet of international cookery, with live cooking stations. For dinner, guests can choose from the Italian, "Il Palazzo", the Asian, "Xian", and the steakhouse "Chiriqu'". When it comes to relaxing, the new resort has five bars including the "Sports Bar", open 24 hours a day; there is also a nightclub, "Pacha", with entry and drinks forming part of RIU's All Inclusive programme.
The Riu Playa Blanca has a splendid garden and pool area of more than 28,000 square metres, and enjoys wonderful views thanks to the hotel's beachfront location. The hotel has three adult swimming pools, one with a pool bar, and a fourth for children with a slide and games.
The hotel's facilities and services also include the extensive daytime and evening entertainment programme, the RiuLand children's club, sporting activities with RiuFit, water sports, a gym, a 175-square-metre conference room, free Internet in the hotel lobby and a pay service in rooms.
Panama is a very varied and attractive tourist destination. Its geographical situation has made the country an air hub for the Americas and a meeting point for doing business. As well as its cosmopolitan city, it has extraordinary natural wealth and long, spectacular beaches. The Riu Playa Blanca is on Panama's west coast, known as "Arco Seco" ("Dry Arc") because of its excellent tropical climate, with pleasant temperatures, warm seas, long hours of sun and, as its name suggests, low rainfall. It is near the fishing town of Farallón, in Coclé province, just an hour and a half by car from Panama City and 5 kilometres from the new R'o Hato "Scarlett Mart'nez" airport.
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About RIU Hotels & Resorts:
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 more than 100 hotels in 19 countries which welcome over 4 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 27,813 employees. RIU is currently the world's 30th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean's most popular, the largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the third largest in number of rooms.