TORONTO, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunwing is pleased to announce that Riu Palace Punta Cana has re-opened to offer travellers a host of new amenities together with a new, sleek decor. This perennially popular resort exclusive to the Signature Collection by Sunwing is set on the pristine white sands of the stunning Arena Gorda Beach and surrounded by acres of tropical gardens.

The all inclusive resort now features a new interior design in common areas such as the lobby however the original architectural theme of a European palace has been preserved. All 676 rooms have received a makeover to feature spacious bathrooms that include large walk-in showers. Around the resort, the property now features four new swimming pools—one of which is next to the new RiuLand Kids Club and includes exciting slides for little ones to enjoy. Guests also enjoy access to the RIU’s Splash Water World water park that is located within the same complex. Other new additions include a brand-new spa offering an array of indulgent treatments and a new state-of-the-art gym.

Vacationers who travel with Sunwing can also be some of the first to enjoy other indulgences at the enhanced resort. The hotel now offers five bars including: a cocktail lounge, a lobby bar, a 24-hours Sports Bar, a poolside bar with a swim-up bar and a new café and pastry shop called Capuchino.  For culinary indulgences, guests can dine at the new Spanish restaurant, La Bodega, in addition to enjoying delicious meals at five other dining venues that received all-new designs during the renovation.  

As the exclusive vacation provider of RIU Hotels and Resorts, when travellers choose to book their vacation package with the Signature Collection by Sunwing, they’ll also enjoy a number of exclusive RIU®-topia perks such as in-room liquor dispensers, unlimited reservation-free specialty dining and more. As a Palace category resort, vacationers can also look forward to a number of additional lavish inclusions such as daily champagne breakfasts, 24hr room service and pool waiter service.  In addition, groups of 10 or more adults that book by August 14th can enjoy Instant Group Savings of up to $400 per couple on all inclusive vacation packages for departures November 1st, 2018 onwards, along with other perks such as reduced deposits, private transfers and more.

What’s more, guests can look forward to an array of Sunwing Experiences to choose from to experience the best of destinations such as Punta Cana: from exciting shows and performances like Coco Bongo, to exploring mysterious caverns, to thrilling ziplining adventures and much more.

Vacationers that travel with Sunwing can be among some of the first to enjoy the modernized facilities and new amenities at Riu Palace Punta Cana as the tour operator offers direct flights to Punta Cana from 24 gateways across Canada. All vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service that includes a welcome sparkling wine toast, buy on board Sunwing Café menu with selections inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford and backpacks for children filled with games and toys.

To book your next all inclusive vacation visit www.sunwing.ca  or contact your travel agent.

About Sunwing

As the #1 to the sun and North America’s largest vertically integrated travel company, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to over 45 popular sun destinations. This scale enables Sunwing to negotiate the best deals and exclusive offers at all of the top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the #1 leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine*, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids’ choices) inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey.

* service may be unavailable on select flights

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