Palma de Majorca, 25 July 2017

RIU Hotels wins 25 ”TUI Environmental Champion 2017” awards

  • This prize is given each year to hotels associated with the German tour operator that stand out for their commitment to sustainability and the environment
  • In this edition of 2017, RIU hotels have obtained the highest number of awards achieved to date

The tour operator TUI has granted the title of “2017 Environmental Champion“ (TUI Umwelt Champion) to 25 hotels from the RIU chain located in Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Morocco. These prestigious awards are given annually to hotels for their outstanding commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Since they were first given in 1996, the main goal of the “TUI Umwelt Champion“ awards has been to recognize the achievements of those hotels that meet the technical and organizational requirements of sustainable and responsible hotel management, focusing on areas such as energy and water savings. Hotels that receive the title have passed an assessment process involving points awarded by official auditors; this reflects their environmental and social commitment and includes the opinions of guests, collected by means of surveys.

Furthermore, these awards represent fulfilment of RIU's Social Corporate Responsibility strategic plan, which states as one of its priorities the certification of all its hotels with prestigious international sustainability awards.

The 25 RIU hotels that have received this environmental title are:


  • Riu San Francisco (Majorca)
  • Riu La Mola (Formentera)


  • Riu Monica (Nerja)
  • Riu Nautilus (Torremolinos)


  • Riu Palmeras
  • Riu Palace Maspalomas
  • Riu Palace Meloneras
  • Riu Palace Oasis
  • ClubHotel Riu Papayas
  • ClubHotel Riu Gran Canaria
  • ClubHotel Riu Vistamar


  • Riu Palace Jandía
  • Riu Palace Tres Islas


  • Riu Palace Tenerife
  • Riu Arecas
  • Riu Garoe


  • ClubHotel Riu Paraíso Lanzarote Resort


  • Riu Palace Madeira (Madeira)
  • ClubHotel Riu Guarana (Algarve)


  • ClubHotel Riu Tequila (Playa del Carmen)
  • Riu Palace Mexico (Playa del Carmen)
  • Riu Playacar (Playe del Carmen)
  • Riu Palace Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen)
  • Riu Caribe (Cancun)


  • Riu Tikida Beach (Agadir)

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 95 hotels in 19 countries which welcome over 4 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 26,867 employees. RIU is currently the world's 29th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean's most popular, the second largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the third largest in number of rooms.