|When it was created||1953|
|Key people||Carmen Riu, Luis Riu|
|Things made||Riu Hotel, Riu ClubHotel, Riu Palace, Riu Plaza|
|Money earned||$1.63 billion (Dec 2008)|
RIU Hotels & Resorts is a Spanish hotel chain. It was founded by the Riu family as a small holiday hotel. The first hotel was Riu San Francisco in Mallorca. The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain is owned by the Riu family's third generation. The RIU Hotels chain now expanded in most Spanish-speaking countries but also others.