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Signature Vacations Announces Re-Opening of Newly Renovated Riu Cancun

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 21, 2014) - Following a spectacular $30 million renovation, the luxurious Riu Cancun reopens this month. Exclusive to Signature Vacations, this all inclusive resort enjoys an enviable location set on one of Cancun's finest white sand beaches. Centrally located, this beachfront property boasts completely renovated and upgraded guest rooms, revamped on-site restaurants, and a newly designed façade and lobby. The property has been further enhanced with the addition of an infinity pool; increasing the total number of pools in the complex to four.

The elegant Riu Cancun's new aesthetic offers a contemporary feel, with a sleek metal and glass entrance. Once inside the resort, the ocean view guest rooms are calm, welcoming, and well appointed, with 40" TVs, expansive showers (some rooms also feature whirlpool baths), satellite TV, electronic safes and Wi-Fi.

Dining at the Riu Cancun has also been transformed. Completely renovated, the main restaurant, the Miramar, offers a range of different world cuisine. For more casual dining, the pool restaurant now features an enclosed area "Coral," as well as outdoor terrace for relaxed al fresco dining "Turquesa." Guests also benefit from several theme restaurants at no additional charge including Kawachi, serving the best in Japanese cuisine and a new Italian restaurant, also open for lunch, La Toscana. Riu Cancun's impressive renovations extend to four bars including an aquatic bar, Wet'N Drinking; while the picturesque bar lounge, La Fiesta, has been enlarged with an expansive sea-facing terrace.

Accented with lush gardens and impressive new landscaping, Riu Cancun is the perfect place to unwind and recharge. In addition to relaxing by one of the four pools, guests can rejuvenate at the Renova Spa with a wide selection of treatments, or stay active at the fully equipped fitness centre. Water sports and activities are plentiful, with complimentary windsurfing, canoeing and snorkeling. Guests can take the catamaran out for a sail, or participate in an introductory scuba diving lesson.

Signature Vacations offers 56 weekly departures from 20 gateways across Canada to Cancun; with a further four departure airports (Buffalo, Val D'Or, Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie) being introduced for the coming season. A one-week vacation package to the Riu Cancun starts from just $895 + $392 taxes per person -- prices are based on double occupancy of an Oceanview Room departing Toronto on November 4, 11 or 18 2014. For more information, or to book your vacation, visit signaturevacations.com or contact your local travel agent.

All guests staying at RIU Hotels and Resorts with Signature Vacations receive exclusive RIU®-topia inclusions such as a welcome cocktail, free Wi-Fi in lobby, limitless international drinks, unlimited dining at specialty restaurants, in-room liquor dispenser, a regularly stocked in-room mini-bar and more. 

All Signature Vacations packages include "Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service," which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary inflight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous free 20kg baggage allowance. For just $40 more per flight segment, travelers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling and extra legroom seats.

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