RIU lands in Asia with a new hotel in Sri Lanka


AHUNGALLA, Sri Lanka – RIU Hotels & Resorts will celebrate its first inauguration on the Asian continent with a 5-star hotel in Sri Lanka. The Riu Sri Lanka will open its doors tomorrow, August 5th and is a perfect choice for both new and loyal Riu guests who want to discover this exotic destination. The hotel’s location in Ahungalla, in the south-east of Sri Lanka, makes it the perfect location from which to explore the island or as a luxurious base, having been designed specifically to offer a relaxed and laid back atmosphere.

The newly-constructed hotel is overlooking the beach and set against a stunning backdrop.

After a detailed study of the markets and opportunities, RIU saw this destination as the ideal location from which to launch its operations in Asia. Sri Lanka, known as “the tear drop of India” due to its shape and proximity to the country, is a tourist destination which attracts European guests, as well as customers from India, China and Australia.

With the inauguration of this hotel the first stone will be laid in the company’s project to expand throughout the Asian continent which includes the construction of up to three more hotels set to open between 2018 and 2019. The first will be in the Maldives, where two hotels will be inaugurated offering a combined total of 422 rooms, including suites constructed over the water. In addition, the chain plans to open its first hotel in the UAE in Dubai in 2019. The hotel will be located on the Deira Islands and will be unique to the area. With 750 rooms it will be the largest ever constructed and the first to offer a 24 hour all inclusive service.