Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018
The company has bought a building in one of London’s top neighborhoods where, following a total refurbishment, it will open a hotel in its Riu Plaza urban line. The building is at 1 Neathouse Place, right next to Victoria Station, Westminster Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.
By the end of 2020, the future Riu Plaza hotel in London will become the chain’s first hotel in the United Kingdom, a country that represents a large proportion of RIUs clientele in Spain and the Caribbean, and where the chain has spent some time seeking the ideal opportunity to expand the city hotel brand.
The hotel that RIU is planning will be 4-star, with 350 rooms, and it will be geared mainly towards guests visiting London on sight-seeing holidays.
Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts, explains that the location is very important for all our hotels, but for the Riu Plaza line it is essential that we are located very close to the places of cultural and tourist interest and very well-connected.
After years spent studying the best offers in the city, we are very pleased to announce this project, for which we estimate an investment of around 250 million euros to cover the purchase of the building and the refurbishment.