Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda – its first-ever Exclusive Collection resort in the Americas – has been officially opened.
Located in Miches, Dominican Republic, the 93-acre resort is the first major site to open within the region, and features an eco-chic and four-boutique-village concept.
Continuing Club Med’s legacy of pioneering new destinations (such as being the first resort company to open in Punta Cana, Cancun, and dozens of other now-popular destinations), Miches is already becoming a new hotspot for international travellers seeking new experiences and hospitality companies seeking new destinations. With a recently opened highway connecting Punta Cana to Miches directly, the tourism industry is expected to grow in the area substantially over the next few years, providing an economic boost to the area and new career opportunities for the residents.
RIU Hotels & Resorts has added a new hotel to the Riu Plaza brand in the United States through the acquisition of an establishment in San Francisco.
Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf is located just a short stroll from the famous Pier 39, North Beach and China Town.
“San Francisco is a great city with a very competitive hotel market and this acquisition places us in one of the best neighbourhoods with a quality product that fits perfectly with our business strategy. Our objective is to attract mainly European and Latin American holiday makers, who until now have found it hard to visit the city due to the lack of availability,” said Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts.
The Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf has 531 rooms, a bar and restaurant, 11 meeting rooms and an executive room with exclusive services for business guests.