About RockResorts

RockResorts Overview
RockResorts is a collection of luxury resorts featuring award-winning dining, tranquil RockResorts Spas®, world-renowned skiing, acclaimed golf courses and a variety of outdoor activities—ranging from fly fishing, snorkeling and whitewater rafting to hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Each property incorporates indigenous flavor into every guest experience, and is influenced by a strong connection to its one-of-a-kind natural habitat. With corporate offices in Broomfield, Colorado, RockResorts has an exceptional portfolio, including diverse four- and five-diamond-quality hotels throughout the U.S. and Caribbean.

RockResorts History
The RockResorts brand was created in 1956 by Laurance Rockefeller, a legendary conservationist who was committed to developing luxury resort hotels in spectacular natural environments. The resorts formerly branded under the RockResorts identity include Caneel Bay on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands; Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands; The Lodge at Koele, Manele Bay, on the Hawaiian island of Lanai; The Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island; Kapalua Bay Hotel on Maui; The Hyatt Dorado Beach, Cerromar Beach, in Puerto Rico; and The Woodstock Inn in Vermont. In addition, Grand Teton Lodge Company in Wyoming was part of the original RockResorts brand and still is today.

The Rockefeller family sold the brand to CSX Corp. in 1986. CSX subsequently sold the brand to VMS Realty in 1989. The properties were sold off and the brand remained dormant until its purchase by Olympus Hospitality in 1999. Olympus then rebuilt the brand with five resort hotels: Cheeca Lodge & Spa, The Equinox Resort & Spa, La Posada de Santa Fe, Rosario Resort & Spa and Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa. After Vail Resorts acquired a majority interest in RockResorts in December 2001, additional luxury properties were added to the brand, including The Lodge at Vail, Snake River Lodge & Spa, The Pines Lodge, Keystone Lodge, The Lodge at Rancho Mirage and The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera.

RockResorts Today
In keeping with Laurance Rockefeller's legacy, today's RockResorts are luxury resort hotels where guests truly enjoy a sense of place and can explore the outdoor adventures and environmental wonders of their natural surroundings. These lavish resort hotels offer casually elegant accommodations, serene RockResorts Spas® featuring locally inspired treatments and products, renowned golf courses and award-winning dining. Currently, the RockResorts collection includes The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge, both in Beaver Creek, CO; The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail, both in Vail, CO; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, NM; Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, WY; Balcones del Atlantico in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic; One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, CO and The Landings St. Lucia in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.

Future RockResorts include  Rum Cay in Rum Cay, The Bahamas (scheduled to open in 2012); Third Turtle Club & Spa in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (scheduled to open in 2013); and The Mansfield Inn at Stowe in Stowe, VT (scheduled to open in 2013).

Vail Resorts, Inc. acquired a majority interest in RockResorts, L.L.C. in December 2001, and full ownership of the RockResorts brand in 2005. Vail Resorts, Inc. is the premier mountain resort operator in North America. The Company operates the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly in California and Nevada, and Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN).
Corporate Headquarters
390 Interlocken Crescent
Suite 1000
Broomfield, CO 80021
Phone: 303-404-1800
Fax: 303-404-6424

The RockResorts collection features casually elegant resorts throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. The RockResorts portfolio includes: 

RockResorts Spas®
RockResorts Spas, like the locations they inhabit, are intricately connected to the environments that surround them. Each RockResorts Spa—with its locally inspired facilities, indigenous spa treatments and creative use of local and regional products—embraces and reflects its unique setting. In addition, each spa honors RockResorts' long-standing tradition of combining luxury and adventure by offer relaxing spa treatments, exceptional amenities (including fitness centers, lap pools, saunas and more) and a variety of services ranging from facials, massages and body wraps, to yoga, Pilates and salon services.

The following properties feature a RockResorts Spa:

RockResorts offers a variety of exceptional courses designed by some of the greatest names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman and others. Each course offers challenging links, superior facilities, breathtaking views and unique natural settings—ranging from Colorado's wildflower-filled meadows and snowcapped peaks, to St. Lucia's oceanview fairways and orchid-lined greens.
RockResorts and its parent company, Vail Resorts, operate five of the top 10 most-visited ski resorts in North America: Vail, the largest single ski mountain in North America, has been named the #1 ski resort by readers of SKI magazine; Beaver Creek features European-style village-to-village skiing, high-end boutiques and galleries, and a mountaintop Nordic park; Breckenridge is a friendly resort located in a charming, Victorian-style mining town; Keystone offers three mountains, guided Snowcat tours and one of the largest night-skiing operations in the U.S.; and Heavenly, which overlooks Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. In addition, two of RockResorts' hotels offer easy access to Jackson Hole in Wyoming, and Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk mountains in Colorado.

RockResorts' acclaimed restaurants, like the hotels they inhabit, reflect a deep and abiding respect for the environment through their innovative, locally inspired menus, sustainable cuisine, and use of the freshest organic, natural and seasonal ingredients. Many are AAA Four Diamond Award winners, including The Wildflower at The Lodge at Vail and Grouse Mountain Grill at The Pines Lodge, each of which has been named one of the top 10 restaurants in Colorado by Zagat Survey. La Posada's Fuego, another AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, is Santa Fe's most romantic dining destination. And The Landings' beachside Yacht Haven, The Arrabelle's slopeside Centre V and Hotel Jerome's saloon-style J-Bar offer lively atmospheres, breathtaking views and unmatched locations.
Meetings and Special Events  
RockResorts offers facilities for a wide range of events, from large conferences to exclusive corporate retreats to fun-filled family reunions. On-site planners are available to arrange every detail, including full-service catering, audio/visual equipment, team-building exercises and unequalled guest experiences, such as Jeep tours, whitewater rafting adventures, eco-tourism excursions and more.
In addition, RockResorts and VRH’s “Green Meetings” program allows meeting and event planners to customize their events with the environmental features and enhancements of their choosing. This program aligns strongly with RockResorts’ corporate commitment to the environment, and offers companies unique marketing communication opportunities.

Weddings and Honeymoons
RockResorts’ variety of exceptional locations and facilities provide ideal settings for weddings of all shapes, sizes and styles. Whether it’s an intimate affair at an adobe-style Southwestern retreat, an adventure-packed wedding in the Rocky Mountains, or a breezy celebration on the beaches of the Caribbean, RockResorts’ dedicated staff will help design and execute an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind wedding experience.

With RockResorts’ Honeymoon Rewards package, couples enjoy a complimentary honeymoon when they choose a RockResort for their special day. Any celebration that meets minimum catering sales criteria (minimum $25,000) will qualify for a five-day/four-night stay at any RockResort property.

Media Contact Information
Kathryn Wohlschlaeger
Sr. Communications Manager
Phone: 303-404-6466
Email: kwohlschlaeger@vailresorts.com

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