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Riu Palace Mexico Reopens with New Spa and Restaurants

By November 28, 2012

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The Riu Palace Mexico hotel in Playa del Carmen will reopen on Dec. 1 following a $20-million series of renovations. The hotel maintains its colonial exterior, but has been modernized throughout, including renovations in guest rooms, dining areas, and pools.

Each of the Palace's 434 rooms have been spruced up with new furniture and fabrics, focusing on a mostly white color scheme. The bathrooms now feature a hydromassage bath and separate shower cubicle, as well as a double sink. Each room also has free wireless internet access.

The Palace has also extended its all-inclusive dining to include the Mexican "La Bodega," the Italian "La Dolce Vita," and the "Guacamole" steak house, all new dining locations. The pre-renovation eateries, including buffet restaurant "Don Julián," the fusion restaurant "Krystal," and the Japanese "Miyagi," have also been revamped. In addition to the "El Palmeral" pool bar and two other on-site bar locations, the Riu has also added the new 24-hour "Lounge 24" and "Capuchino," a new cafe that serves coffee and pastries.

The hotel landscape, from the gardens to the pool decks, have also been redesigned with modern sophistication in mind. The Riu offers four freshwater pools, including one with a swim-up bar, as well as a children's pool and the Riu Land kids' club. The Palace has also added the new Renova Spa and has expanded its gym, which is open to all Riu guests.

The Riu Palace Mexico is located just outside Playa del Carmen and sits on oceanfront property.

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