The hotel that will have a glass balcony suspended 88 meters above the ground.

The hotel that will have a glass balcony suspended 88 meters above the ground.

Riu Hotels & Resorts continues with the expansion strategy of the Riu Plaza line of urban hotels in the heart of the U.S. city of Chicago. The construction of the 28-story Riu Plaza Chicago building is progressing according to plan and several floors are already being raised above the ground of a building that will be one of the major projects of the Mallorcan hotel chain in the United States. The skyscraper will house almost 400 rooms. This construction is part of the expansion strategy of the chain’s line of urban hotels, which in the coming years plans to grow in Canada and the United Kingdom.

A balcony almost 100 meters above sea level

The future hotel of 28 floorsscheduled to open in 2024, will offer panoramic views of the big city from its sky bar on the 26th floor. In addition, it will feature a glass balcony suspended in the style of the one currently existing at the Riu Plaza España, which has become an icon of the Madrid capital. In the images just presented by the hotel chain, you can see the terrace that will also feature a dizzying protagonist: the glass balcony suspended at 88 meters high.

The most daring guests will be able to enjoy views of the heart of the city from this transparent balcony, which will allow them to see everything that is happening below their feet. The future hotel will have a 4 stars and will be located at 150 East of the Ontario Streetin the Streeterville neighborhood, very close to the popular Magnificent Mile shopping area, near the famous Navy Pier bordered to the south by the Chicago River and to the east by Lake Michigan.

In addition, with 390 roomscompletes RIU’s offer in the country, where it already has Riu Plaza hotels in Miami, San Francisco and New York. Chicago is the third most populous city of the United States and a major tourist destination. The building follows the tradition of the Chicago Schoolan architectural style that developed in the city in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which pioneered the introduction of new materials and techniques for the construction of large buildings.

Hotel Riu Plaza España in Madrid
Hotel Riu Plaza España in Madrid
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New projects

This year, the Mallorcan hotelier plans to inaugurate next spring the new Riu Plaza London Victoria, a project that represents Riu’s entry into one of the most important major European cities.

The Riu Plaza London Victoria will feature 435 rooms, many with panoramic views of the city skyline and an excellent location in the heart of London, just a few minutes’ walk from Victoria Station in Westminster and close to Westminster Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and many other tourist attractions. In addition, this will be Riu’s tenth urban hotel.

Likewise, the chain plans in 2023 to realize. reforms at the Riu Gran Canaria hotel, as well as the Riu Caribe in Cancun and the Riu Palace Macao in Punta Cana. In Mauritius, the Riu Creole and Riu Le Morne hotels were demolished in order to construct two new hotels from scratch and scheduled to open in 2024.

Frigiliana Street, Malaga

In the same year, the new hotel in Toronto, the fifth largest city in North America, is also scheduled to be unveiled. This new hotel in Toronto, the fifth largest city in North America, is expected to be unveiled in the same year. 350 rooms located in the financial district will continue its expansion plan in the world’s major cities.

And in the beach destinations work continues on the construction of the Riu Palace Aquarelle in Falmouth, a new destination for Riu in Jamaica. It is located just 35 minutes from Montego Bay airport and two hours from Kingston. This hotel will feature more than 700 rooms24-hour all-inclusive service and an exclusive water park.

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Kayleigh Williams