RIU Hotels & Resorts to Debut in Sri Lanka

PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN—RIU Hotels & Resorts is set to debut its first property in Sri Lanka, with the opening of Riu Sri Lanka on Friday.

The 501-room property is a new-build, offering 24-hour, all-inclusive service and is located overlooking the beach in Ahungalla, the southeastern part of the country. 

Amenities include three large pools and a children’s pool, sunbathing terraces, jacuzzi, gym and the Renova Spa wellness center, which includes a hairdresser and massage service. In addition, guestrooms provide a balcony or terrace, a 43-in. flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning, an electronic safe and a minibar.

Dining options include Asian specialties at the Kaori restaurant; Italian delicacies at La Forchetta; and barbecue served al fresco by the beach at the Saute restaurant. The hotel also has two buffet restaurants, Riti Panna and Ceylon, as well as a comprehensive drinks service at its four bars: Nuwara, The Purple Lounge, After Hours and Flamingos. There is also Pacha, an on-site nightclub.

The brand’s expansion plans for Asia will include the construction of up to three more hotels slated to open between 2018 and 2019.