CANCUN, Mexico — RIU Hotels and Resorts completed the re-opening of its hotels in the Americas, becoming the first Spanish chain to resume operations on the continent. RIU now operates 42 hotels in the U.S., Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, the Bahamas, Costa Rica and Panama.
A few weeks ago, RIU Hotels announced that antibody tests at its Caribbean locations are free for customers returning home to countries requiring a negative test result.
In addition, all of the hotels will apply 17 safety protocols created in collaboration with Preverisk, an international leader in food safety, hygiene and health, to ensure the health and safety of both guests and employees.
Soon, RIU will be re-opening its hotels in Europe, bringing the total number of operating hotels to 76 out of 100 worldwide.
“The goal is to re-open all the hotels, and we won’t rest until we achieve it,” says Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels, on his blog. “Let’s not forget that the pandemic is still in force. We’re going to continue to be ready to react to any eventuality.”