RIU adds more than 2,000 solar panels in Mauritius resorts

by: Felicity Cousins | June 3, 2024

MAURITIUS: RIU Hotels & Resorts has installed more than 2,000 solar panels at its two new resorts in Mauritius, in the foothills of Le Morne Brabant.

RIU Hotels and Resorts was founded in Mallorca, Spain in 1953 and is still run by the Riu family.

The hotels in the portfolio specialise in holiday accommodation and more than 78 per cent of the group’s establishments offer the All Inclusive by RIU service.

This is the first time RIU has opened one of its palace brands in Mauritius and it is currently the only Spanish hotel chain operating in the country.

While the four star adult-only Riu Palace Mauritius is making its debut, the four-star Riu Turquoise, a more family-orientated hotel will open nearby.

The two new hotels have been noted as the chain’s most energy efficient resorts, with 2,418 solar panels installed on their roofs. 

According to the hotel group “The hotels are practically self-sufficient, as the solar panels will occasionally be able to supply 100 per cent of the electricity the hotels need and will cover a significant portion of the supply at other times of day.”

In 2022 RIU announced it was switching all of its Spain hotels to 100 per cent renewable energy including its headquarters.

RIU Hotels & Resorts has 97 hotels in 21 countries and is currently the 36th largest chain in the world.

Riu Hotels & Resorts switches to renewable energy

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