RIU invested over $15 million in the renovation of this hotel which, together with the Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Playacar, ClubHotel Riu Tequila, Riu Lupita and the "Playacar" Conference Centre, forms the RIU complex in Playa del Carmen.
The Riu Yucatan, which has a seafront location, now presents 507 rooms with new furniture and a brighter feel, thanks to the predominantly white and blue décor. It also offers its guests modern facilities and communal areas, in keeping with the green areas the property has to offer.
RIU's 24-hour all inclusive service includes a range of dining options from the "La Hacienda" buffet restaurant to specialized restaurants for dinner; the Asian "Shangay;" the "La Margarita" Mexican grill situated in the Beach Club of the ClubHotel Riu Tequila; and "Sicilia," the new Italian restaurant.
Following the renovation, the hotel provides three fresh water pools, including one new one and another with a swim-up bar. For the children, there is club RiuLand with its program of activities, as well as a playground. Guests can also access sporting facilities as well as a gym, Jacuzzi and spa.
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 specializes in holiday resorts. 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 16 countries which welcome over 3.3 million guests a year.