Plama de Mallorca, 11 October 2022

Riu Sri Lanka wins in two categories of the prestigious SATA Awards 2022

  • The South Asian Travel Awards reward facilities, hospitality and excellent service in South Asian hotels

The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has received two awards in the sixth edition of the prestigious South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) that recognise the best hotels in South Asia for their facilities, hospitality and excellent services. It secured two Silver Awards in the categories of Best All Inclusive and Best Family Resort in Sri Lanka.

This five-star hotel was RIU’s first in Asia when it opened in 2016. It has 500 fully equipped rooms and is located on Ahungalla’s impressive beach, in the north of Sri Lanka. It has a very varied entertainment programme, with everything guests need to have a brilliant family holiday. Sri Lanka is an exotic destination that offers truly special places, ancient temples, ruins of nearly forgotten civilisations and spectacularly wild nature.

SATA is a travel award backed by multinational associations that rewards hospitality in holiday accommodation in South Asia, to celebrate and raise the standards of service in the tourist industry.

About RIU Hotels & Resorts

The international RIU hotel chain was started in Mallorca, Spain, in 1953 as a small holiday business run by the Riu family, the founders and current owners, now in its third generation. The company specialises in holiday accommodation and over 75% of its establishments offer RIU's renowned All-Inclusive service. With the opening of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU expanded its product line with its own range of urban hotels under the name Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts has 96 hotels in 20 countries, with a total of 34,215 employees that welcomed 6 million customers in 2022. RIU is currently the 32nd largest chain in the world, and is second in Spain by turnover and fourth by number of rooms.