Riu Palace Macao in Dominican Republic reopens after comprehensive renovation

Brighter, more open spaces part of new look
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Riu Palace Macao in Dominican Republic reopens after comprehensive renovation

Guests can now enjoy beautiful decor, new menus and new ideas, notably including Elite Club by Riu, says the hotel

Spanish luxury hospitality group says its property in Domoinican Republic, Riu Palace Macao has reopened after undergoing its second renovation within 11 years.
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Riu Palace Macao, a luxury, 24-hour all-inclusive adults-only hotel, has reopened to visitors after a full renovation. In a press statement, Spanish luxury hotel chain Riu Hotels, says that Riu Palace Macao, which became the first Riu Palace line hotel in the Americas in 1994, had been remodelled once before in 2012. 

It says that guests can now enjoy beautiful decor, new menus and new ideas, notably including Elite Club by Riu, an exclusive service with perks and spaces designed for guests looking to take their experience at Riu Hotels to the next level.

The statement adds that the common areas are now decorated with the sophistication of the Riu Palace line, with the new style the chain is launching in its renovations and new hotels that are brighter, more open spaces, soft, natural colours, high-end materials and prominence given to tropical vegetation both in decor and in interior gardens. It cites the lobby and reception desk, the first spaces welcoming Riu guests with the new and elegant style. New items include the expansion of the bar and lounge, to which a second outdoor stage has been added for smaller performances and a DJ booth, as well as a new Riu Fit area.

In terms of cuisine, the hotel continues to offer a wide variety of restaurants and options for guests. In addition to the international buffet, there is an Italian restaurant,  a steakhouse, another serving Asian small plates and a fusion restaurant. The statement adds that all the restaurants have been renovated with a unique style rounding out the culinary experience. With this renovation, Riu Palace Macao has added a new Sports Bar that will serve food and drinks 24 hours a day and a grill area with a Burger Bar with top-quality ingredients in the pool area, which continues to have three different swimming spaces, including one with a swim-up bar.

All 476 rooms have also been fully renovated. The new furniture has simple straight lines while the colour palette is in natural wood tones, beige and green. One of the biggest changes is the implementation of swim-up rooms with a private pool. These rooms are exclusively for Elite Club by Riu service guests, it says.

The Elite Club service allows Riu Palace Macao guests to enjoy perks never before seen at this destination. In addition to the 34 rooms with a private pool, there are another 22 rooms for customers using this service. The Elite Club offers its guests a lounge area with a bar reserved just for them, an exclusive restaurant offering an à la carte dinner, an à la carte breakfast at the Italian restaurant, which is adapted to this service every morning, and an exclusive beach with its own bar service serving premium drinks for Elite guests.

Riu Palace Macao is within the Riu Complex in Punta Cano and shares the Splash Water Park, Riu Parties, Casino, which has also been renovated, Caribbean Street with its picturesque shops and Pachá nightclub with the four hotels in the complex. All guests of Riu hotels in Punta Cana will also now be able to use the hotel chain’s largest wellness centre to date. 

Riu Palace Macao renovation is in line with the renovations Riu is carrying out at its destinations around the world, with this one particularly reinforcing the company’s commitment to Punta Cana, Riu’s first international destination, established in 1991. The renovation of Riu Palace Macao is in addition to the renovation of Riu Bambu in 2017, Riu Palace Punta Cana, renovated in 2018 and the upcoming renovation of Riu Palace Bavaro, which will be completed in 2024 and includes an expansion of what up until now was Hotel Naiboa.

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