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December 18, 2015 15:42 ET

Signature Vacations Announces Riviera Maya's Riu Lupita Re-Opening After $5.5 Million Makeover

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 18, 2015) - The western Caribbean just got hotter with the re-opening of Riu Lupita in Riviera Maya!

Exclusively available through Signature Vacations, the latest property in the leading RIU Hotels & Resorts chain to undergo a contemporary refresh is the Riu Lupita. Located just two kilometres from the centre of Playa del Carmen and its famous Fifth Avenue shopping and dining district, the hotel (which has just re-opened its doors as a 24-hour all inclusive establishment for the first time) has undergone a complete renovation. Along with a restyled lobby, the bathrooms across the 300 rooms have been enlarged and completely reconfigured, replacing the bathtub with a comfortable walk-in shower.

This renovation also extends to the Tequila poolside bar, and the gastronomic selection of the hotel has picked up a new option: the Dante Italian restaurant, bringing the number of dining choices for guests to choose from at Riu Lupita to four. In addition, with the hottest months of the Caribbean in mind, the Mexican restaurant María Bonita is no longer totally open and now has air conditioning as well as updated furniture in line with the new look and feel of the resort. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary WiFi in the common areas of the resort.

Riu Lupita is the latest of three multi-million dollar hotel re-openings in the western Caribbean by RIU Hotels & Resorts in the past two months, joining Riu Playacar and Riu Negril to debut a modern re-design.

Riu Playacar, fresh from a $32 million redo, opened its doors in October. Completely redesigned for today's traveller, the all-inclusive Riu Playacar is now host to brand new facilities including three pools, stunning guestrooms and solarium terrace. With four remodelled bars and restaurants, new kids pool and updated Renova Spa and gym facilities, this resort is the perfect holiday oasis. New furnishings, décor and re-styled bathrooms complete the brand new guest experience.

Riu Negril, one of Jamaica's most popular resorts, also unveiled its new look in November after an extensive enhancement project. During the $20 million makeover, RIU Hotels & Resorts focused on updating the overall style and feel of the resort to match today's contemporary look, with completely redesigned public areas including the lobby, pool and gardens. The property also benefited from some attractive new additions as part of the renovations including two restaurants and a children's play area along with an amplified pool complex with new waterslide. 

Signature Vacations offers vacation packages to Riu Lupita, Riu Playacar and Riu Negril departing from a host of convenient local gateways across Canada. All of which include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where travellers can relax and enjoy award-winning Champagne Service on route to their destination, together with a generous free 23kg checked baggage allowance for the first bag. Signature Vacations guests also benefit from a host of RIU-topia inclusions, including unlimited dining and drinks, discounts on select excursions, free lobby WiFi and spa credit among others.

A week at Riu Lupita is available from $845 plus taxes per person based on two people sharing a Standard Room on an all-inclusive basis and departing from Toronto on January 07, 2016.

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About Signature Vacations

Signature Vacations is the one-stop for absolutely all-inclusive packages designed to appeal to a wide range of taste and budgets. Along with customized options for couples, brides & grooms and honeymooners, the company also offers a wide array of fun-loving resorts designed with families, groups and younger travellers in mind. Customers can choose from resorts across the Caribbean (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Curacao, and St Maarten), Mexico, Panama, Honduras and Costa Rica.

All Signature Vacations packages include 'Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service,' which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary inflight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous free 23kg baggage allowance for the first bag. For just $50 more per flight segment, travelers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling and extra legroom seats.

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