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RIU acquires a second hotel in Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Category: Africa Indian Ocean - Tanzania - Group or hotel buyout
Press release published on 2019-07-04

The chain’s new hotel, which belongs to the sophisticated Riu Palace line, is located in the paradise location of Nungwi Beach, close to Riu Palace Zanzibar




Photo credit © RIU Hotels & Resorts

The property has 149 luxurious rooms

RIU Hotels & Resorts has acquired its second hotel in Tanzania, to accompany the other one the chain already has in the country. This new property will be marketed as part of the sophisticated Riu Palace range, as Riu Palace Zanzibar already is.
The new hotel is located in the Nungwi Beach area and it has all the facilities needed to enjoy this paradise destination. It sits on a spectacular white-sand beach with crystalline waters, at the far north of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar archipelago, at a little over an hour by car from the airport and the capital city.

Its 149 rooms are five-star rated and they offer maximum luxury under the Riu Palace brand. The hotel has 24-hour all-inclusive service, free WiFi and a spectacular restaurant over the sea where guests can enjoy the local cuisine.

As well as this new hotel, RIU has also acquired five hectares of land where it plans to build a third hotel on the island. The total investment of this purchase amounts to 56 million dollars. With this new project, RIU reaffirms its commitment to the African continent as a new tourist destination with which it expands its range of sun and beach hotels, following its announcement in June of the purchase of a site in Senegal. With this new establishment, the chain now has possession of a total of seven hotels (five in Cape Verde and two in Tanzania), in addition to the five in Morocco.

About RIU Hotels & Resorts:

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 specialises in holiday resorts and over 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. 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 93 hotels in 19 countries which welcome over 4,5 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 29,985 employees. RIU is currently the world's 35th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean's most popular, the 4th largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the fourth largest in number of rooms.


Photo credit © RIU Hotels & Resorts




Photo credit © RIU Hotels & Resorts



[Riu Palace Zanzibar]


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