The beautiful new 35 story skyscraper hotel in Panama City, Panama is the Plaza Hotel RIU which debuted in September 2010. RIU invested $120 million dollars into this hotel which targets business clientele and tourists working and traveling in Panama City. The new hotel is located in the heart of Panama City in banking district close to banks, shops, restaurants, casinos, and malls.
There are 645 rooms in the RIU Hotel that are specially designed with comfort and quality in mind. The rooms are spacious with a sofa and desk, Wireless Internet access (also throughout the hotel), flat screen TVs, and full size bathrooms. Also for hotel guests is a free breakfast, Business Center, a free gym, spa, outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi tub, and 24 hour room service.
The Hotel RIU is targeting higher end business clientele and tourists with its location and amenities. The hotel offers just over 35,000 square feet of meeting space which includes 21 conference rooms accommodating up to 1,300 people. Also on the sixth floor, Hotel RIU has a terrace with beautiful views and over 18,000 square feet for cocktails and celebrations.
The RIU Hotel also boasts eclectic restaurant cuisine with a variety of flavors and atmospheres including Restaurant Tastes, a Sushi Lounge, an Arts Restaurant, the Studio 50, and Ibiza Lounge (in the outdoor pool area).
The new RIU Hotel is a spectacular addition to the hotel variety in Panama City,Panama introducing superb accommodations, restaurants, business rooms, and a prime location.
For more information on the RIU Hotel chain, see below.
The international RIU chain was founded 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 sun and sand holiday resorts and 50% of its establishments offer RIU’s acclaimed all-inclusive formula. With the inauguration of its first urban hotel in 2010, RIU widens its range of product with a new city hotel product line called RIU Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has more than 100 hotels in 21 countries which welcome over 2.9 million guests a year. RIU is currently the world’s 28th ranked chain (according to HOTELS magazine in 2009), one of the Caribbean’s most popular and the third largest in Spain by revenue and number of rooms.