Riu Palace Maldivas is welcoming guests once again, joining the chain’s two other hotels in the Indian Ocean region which have also rebooted operations.
Riu Sri Lanka was the first to open in July, followed by Riu Creole in Mauritius, which reopened on August 12.
With the reopening of Riu Palace Maldivas, 61 hotels under the chain are now welcoming guests again, since the pandemic forced Riu to shutter its 99 hotels located across 19 countries in March.
Riu Palace Maldivas first opened in May 2019 and, together with Riu Atoll, they were the first Riu hotels in the country. Its exclusive facilities include luxurious villas over waters, and a variety of dining options. All of these properties offer Riu’s exclusive 24-hour all-inclusive service.
Since reopening, the trio has been applying the hygiene and safety protocols which are set out in the Riu Post-Covid-19 Manual, developed by Riu in partnership with the consultancy Preverisk. The measures cover all the hotel spaces and services, including reception, shared areas (pools, dining rooms etc.), entertainment, cleaning and technical services.
In addition, the hotel chain offers Riu Protect, a new feature providing services such as healthcare to its guests, including those who contract Covid-19 during their holidays. The product, which is intended to offer guests of the hotel chain added peace of mind, has been designed with the backup of insurer AXA XL and the advice of Mercer Marsh Benefits.