Riu already has a new destination for its urban hotel collection

The Riu Hotels and Resorts group continues its strategy to expand its urban Riu Plaza hotel line with a land purchase in downtown Chicago, where it will build a new 28-story hotel with more than 350 rooms. Construction will begin in the spring of 2022 with an estimated duration of two years.

“We have been working for years to make this opportunity a reality. A location like this, in the heart of the city, is the dream of any investor. That is why I am so happy to be able to deliver this project which came to an end despite all the difficulties. Chicago is a wonderful tourist destination that complements Our urban hotel offering is improved and enhanced Rio’s commitment to the United States As we are about to open our fourth hotel, the Rio Plaza Manhattan Times Square,” he commented Luis Rio, Group CEO.

The newly built hotel will have 28 floors and more than 350 rooms.

The construction of the new Riu Plaza, which will have a 4-star rating, follows the tradition of the Chicago School, an architectural style that developed in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which pioneered the introduction of new materials and techniques for the construction of large buildings. In fact, architectural history considers the Home Insurance Building in Chicago to be the first skyscraper ever built, a 10-story skyscraper that opened in 1885.

The futuristic Riu Plaza is located at 150 East Ontario Street, in the Streeterville neighborhood, an area brimming with commercial and cultural life, very close to the famous Navy Pier and flooded by the Chicago River to the south and east by the lake. Michigan. It will be entirely dedicated to those travelers visiting the city for business or tourism and will have, like the rest of the hotels on the line, a competitive range of services including breakfast. Its classic-style facade is complemented by a modern and functional interior design, where the sky bar on the 26th floor stands out as a distinctive element.

This announcement comes when the chain is about to open the hotel Rio Plaza Manhattan Times Square, in New York, with which it will add nine hotels on the urban line, all located in some of the world’s most important historical cities.

Currently, the urban part of the Riu consists of the Riu Plaza España, in Madrid; Rio Plaza Panama, in the capital of Panama; Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara located in Mexico; Hotel Riu Plaza Berlin, in Berlin; Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, in Ireland’s capital; Hotel Riu Plaza Miami Beach, in Miami; Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco; and the two Riu Plaza hotels located in New York: Riu Plaza New York Times Square and Riu Plaza Manhattan Times Square.

Upcoming destinations

Over the next few years, the Riu Plaza brand will also be established in Canada and in United kingdom. in a LondonThe group has acquired a building next to Victoria Station, where construction has already begun, to convert it into a 4-star hotel with 435 rooms that will open its doors in 2023.

You have chosen while you are in Canada Toronto, the fifth largest city in North America, to establish Rio Plaza TorontoIt is a newly built hotel with 350 rooms, meeting rooms, gym, bar and restaurant.

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