Riu Hotels & Resorts Set To Open New Puerto Vallarta Property

Riu Vallarta shoots for five-star status

By: Dawna L. Robertson

November is looking up for Riu. With the opening of the Riu Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, the company will see an increase in its Mexico inventory to 6,035. The five-star property will feature 550 deluxe guestrooms and suites incorporating the All-Inclusive by Riu concept.

“We are currently putting the finishing touches on our newest resort in Mexico,” remarked Luis Riu, chairman and owner of Riu Hotels & Resorts. “In the coming months, Riu Vallarta will open its doors, affirming our deep commitment to this magical destination and offering our guests an even greater array of unique resort experiences to choose from in Mexico.”

The nine-story waterfront hotel will be located on renowned Flamingo Beach within walking distance of Riu’s other popular resort in Puerto Vallarta, the Riu Jalisco. The location is convenient to the 18-hole Flamingos Golf Club and popular downtown district.

Riu Vallarta will feature innovative art deco-style architecture, stylish decor and a modern vibe perfectly suited to the wants and needs of young, fashion-forward travelers.

True to the All-Inclusive by Riu concept, guests on property will enjoy 24-hour food and beverages, as well as unlimited meals at five gourmet restaurants. The resort’s main restaurant, Don Rafael, will feature Mexican and international cuisine with hot and cold dishes, live cooking stations, an assortment of salads and fresh selections, desserts and special twice-a-week buffet theme evenings.

Guests will also enjoy dinners at the resort’s theme restaurants. From a la carte selections at Sir George and Asian specialties at Nirvana, to fresh seafood at the Flamingo Playa restaurant and prime cuts at Terrace Steakhouse, guests can indulge in an array of culinary options. Riu Vallarta will also offer five unique bars with charm and character all their own.

Recreation-wise, the resort will provide two swimming pools with integrated Jacuzzis, a children’s swimming pool, play park, mini-club, fitness center, sauna, plus a full-service spa featuring a variety of beauty treatments, salon services and massages.

Riu Vallarta will also offer a complete activities program for adults and children, complimentary watersports, theme shows and live performances in the evening. Famed Pacha nightclub will remain open until the wee hours of the morning, giving guests the chance to literally dance the night away.