Within the framework of FITUR, held in Madrid, Carmen Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels, and William Rodríguez, Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica, held a relaxed meeting at the Riu Plaza España facilities. Both shared impressions on the expansion of the Riu Guanacaste, the first RIU hotel in Costa Rica.
“This announcement made by the RIU chain about the expansion of its complex fills us with great joy for tourism in general, but especially for the province of Guanacaste. This new project will not only generate the arrival of more tourists, but it will provide more jobs for the area, as well as all the economic chain that the construction and operation of a hotel provides. Today, RIU hotels have close to 1,025 employees whose families benefit from the investment made in our country by the chain. We have no doubt that these numbers will grow with the new hotel, thus helping nearby communities and their families," said the Costa Rican minister.
“We are very proud to continue reaffirming our commitment to Costa Rica and Guanacaste with the expansion of the Riu Guanacaste, fourteen years after its inauguration when it became our first hotel in 2009. Since then, our commitment to Costa Rica and its people It has transcended beyond the generation of jobs and an economic flow typical of the hotel activity. Thanks to the collaboration with local and national authorities, in recent years we have been able to develop a public-private partnership model that led in 2019 with the opening in Artola of a Pediatric Care Clinic that, since last year, expanded its services also to the older population of the region. With this, leaving the hotel activity in the background,
The expansion will add 301 rooms to the Riu Guanacaste, located in the RIU complex next to the Riu Palace Costa Rica. In addition to incorporating into the hotel a main restaurant and one specializing in gourmet food, the Kulinarium, the Riu Guanacaste will have a Pepe's Food snack station and a pool bar. For the entertainment of the little ones, there will also be a MiniClub, something ideal for Costa Rican families that will also have more than 150 new parking spaces.