Spanish hotel group, RIU Hotels & Resorts has entered the Asian market with its first property in Sri Lanka. The 500-room new build hotel, Riu Sri Lanka, is located along the beach in Ahungalla, in the Southeast of the country. The all-inclusive hotel features three large pools and a children’s pool, a jacuzzi, a gym and the Renova Spa wellness center. The hotel offers a multitude of dining options including an Asian restaurant, an Italian restaurant, a beachside al-fresco restaurant, two buffet restaurants, four bars and a night club. Luis Riu, CEO of the Spanish hotel group commented, “(Sri Lanka) has everything to be a great holiday destination. It has a wonderful landscape and beaches, rich culture, hospitable people, as well as all of the infrastructures needed; and it is a great complement to our portfolio, very attractive to our loyal clientele and to new customers.” RIU is set to open three more hotels between 2018 and 2019, two in the Maldives and one in Dubai..
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