Vice President of Operations
|DENVER - Aug. 11, 2005--RockResorts, a Denver-based luxury resort operator
with properties in seven states, has named William Hall as its new Vice
President of Operations. Hall's extensive background in luxury hotels spans
four decades and includes experience as the General Manager of no less
than four Mobil Five Star properties. Hall's distinguished hospitality
career includes eleven years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, having
served as general manager of the The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, The Ritz-Carlton,
Huntington Hotel & Spa, and The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.
"We are thrilled to be adding someone as talented and experienced as Bill Hall to our growing team," said Ed Mace, President of RockResorts and Vail Resorts Lodging Company. Mace continued: "Bill has an impressive background with Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, Westin and several notable independent resorts. His experience will reinforce our ongoing efforts to be leaders in the luxury resort industry. Additionally, we look forward to capitalizing on Bill's background with the legendary golf destinations Pinehurst, Pebble Beach, and The Mayacama Club as we continue to grow our presence in the resort golf market."
Hall began his career at Westin Hotels, before becoming the General
Manger of Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, NC), and spent four years as the
General Manager for Silverado Country Club & Resorts (Napa, CA). He
went on to lead several Hyatt Hotels (Hilton Head, Sarasota) before joining
Ritz-Carlton as the General Manager of its Laguna Niguel property during
construction, where he led the property during its first two years. Under
Hall's direction, The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel received both Mobile Five
Star and AAA Five Diamond Awards.
Last month RockResorts announced the signing of multi-year management contract for The Lodge at Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs, CA. In May, the company signed an agreement to manage The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Vail Valley, CO., and in January RockResorts retained a long-term management contract for La Posada de Santa Fe, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort in Vail Colorado, is also currently under construction.
The RockResorts collection features casually elegant resorts in seven
U.S. states. The RockResorts portfolio includes: The Lodge at Rancho Mirage
in Palm Springs, Calif.; The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; Keystone
Lodge in Keystone, Colo.; The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; La Posada de
Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; Cheeca Lodge & Spa in
Islamorada, Fla.; The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, Edwards, CO; The Equinox
Resort & Spa in Manchester Village, Vt.; Rosario Resort & Spa on
Orcas Island, Wash.; and Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort in Vail Colorado, is also currently
under development. RockResorts, based in Denver, CO, is a subsidiary of
Vail Resorts, Inc., a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: MTN - News). Visit the new online pressroom, including
downloadable image archive, at http://media.rockresorts.com.
|Also See:||Gencom Group Acquiring the Lodge at Rancho Mirage for $33 million; Vail Resort's Subsidiary Rockresorts Will Continue to Manage the Property / July 2005|
|Edward E. Mace, Former Fairmont Hotels CEO, Named President of Rockresorts / October 2001|