TUI Group’s subsidiary RIU held an elegant party on 23 October, to present the new Riu Palace Oasis in Gran Canaria. The hotel that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year as just reopened its doors in Gran Canaria, following an extensive makeover. RIU has undertaken five months of work to now be able to present a modern and elegant hotel with new restaurants, bars and services. The event, which more than one hundred guests attended, was hosted by the CEOs of the hotel chain from Mallorca, Carmen and Luis Riu, and it was attended by representatives of the local authorities, Gran Canaria institutions and the Government of the Canary Islands.
Carmen Riu, CEO of the company, expressed how satisfied both she and Luis Riu were to present this new hotel, Riu Palace Oasis. In an emotional speech, she thanked the hotel staff and the legal team for their hard work, as well as the architects and designers who have exceeded all expectations and created new spaces whilst meeting all the challenges posed by the extensive refurbishment. “We are very satisfied with the project undertaken at the Riu Palace Oasis Hotel. The increased quality of the facilities, the new range of services and the attention to design and décor have enabled us to earn, once again, the five-star rating that this exceptional hotel deserves” said Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts.
One of the most striking changes has been made in the lobby, where the ceiling height has increased from 2.2 metres to a spectacular 5 metres. The mirrored columns have been replaced by stunning white pillars that form a marble passage leading guests directly to reception, where an onyx reception desk has been installed. Another main attraction of the Riu Palace Oasis is the creation of a new type of room: the exclusive swim-up doubles, 43 rooms which enjoy their own private pools.
The Riu Palace Oasis is now the sixth RIU hotel in Gran Canaria to be refurbished, and only Riu Palmeras and Riu Palace Maspalomas remain to be renovated as part of the chain’s plan to update all of its hotels on the Spanish island.