Right in the heart of Manhattan, mere steps from Times Square and Restaurant Row, an all-new Riu Plaza New York Times Square — the first RIU Hotel & Resorts property in New York City — opened this week.
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Its largest investment to date, the Riu Plaza New York Times Square‘s 647 rooms come with a $310 million price tag for this brand.  Still, “this opening is a dream come true,” says Luis Riu, CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts. “It took us nearly ten years to find the most appropriate opportunity to invest in the right location in New York, in addition to the three years it took to prepare and build the hotel. However, without a doubt, all of the effort and work was worth it seeing how the Riu Plaza New York Times Square hotel is now a reality.”
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Well appointed rooms in the Riu Plaza New York Times Square are divided into doubles, executives, family suites, junior suites and one presidential suite.  Guest room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen television, and complimentary Wi-Fi — a popular perk available throughout the entire hotel.
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Guests can dine à la carte at Fashion, an on-site restaurant serving lunch and dinner, with a buffet breakfast offered each morning.  Eatery alternative Capital is a more casual option, with grab-and-go coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks, sweets and healthy bites.
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Opening rates at the Riu Plaza New York Times Square start at $179 per room, per night.
With the opening of the RIU Plaza New York Times Square, RIU, an international chain still owned by the family’s third generation, now has five hotels in its urban line: the Riu Plaza Berlin in Germany, the Riu Plaza Panama in Panama City, the Riu Plaza Guadalajara in Mexico, and the Riu Plaza Miami Beach in Florida (USA).