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Bisono Enterprises Signs Rockresorts to Manage Resort Operations
at the Balcones Del Atlantico in the Dominican Republic



BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 13, 2009 - RockResorts International, LLC announced today it will expand its international hotel portfolio with the addition of Balcones Del Atlantico, A RockResort, a beachfront resort in the village of Las Terrenas on the Samana Peninsula of the Dominican Republic. RockResorts has been selected by Bisono Group to manage resort operations, offer technical advisory services and provide marketing licensing services to assist in the sale of the residences for the property. With an anticipated grand opening this winter season, the resort will initially feature 86 units. Ideally situated along the sparkling waters of the white sand beaches, both the RockResorts Spa with four private treatment cabanas and the three-meal restaurant offering fine dining for dinner, will allow guests to enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the region. Additionally, the resort will feature two pools with a swim-up bar, a beach bar and grill, fitness center and gourmet deli shoppe. RockResorts, a resort hotel company headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) .

"We are extremely excited to be adding another Caribbean property to our growing collection of luxury resorts. Balcones Del Atlantico exemplifies RockResorts' commitment to offering carefully selected properties in awe-inspiring settings and iconic locations. In addition, this property honors the history of RockResorts since the brand was originally created in 1956 by Laurence Rockefeller with a strong focus on the Caribbean market," said Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts. "As a Company, we are committed to providing guests with extraordinary resorts and exceptional experiences and Balcones Del Atlantico will surely uphold this standard of excellence and is a perfect complement to our other RockResorts properties in the region and abroad."

Balcones del Atlantico has been conceived as a resort destination property that includes units of varying sizes ranging from one to three bedroom suites, along approximately one kilometer of the most spectacular beach in the country. Balcones Del Atlantico features an elegant and comfortable design with a strong emphasis on the outdoor spaces within each unit.


Balcones Del Atlantico, A RockResort
Las Terrenas on the Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic
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"Since RockResorts has proven to be dedicated to properties that highlight the unique beauty of their incredible surroundings, they were the ideal choice for the Bisono Group," said Maximo Bisono, President of Bisono Enterprises, Tourism Developing Division and head of the Balcones del Atlantico project. "With white sand beaches and crystal clear water as a setting, Balcones Del Atlantico is a vibrant reflection of the best the Dominican Republic has to offer. We look forward to opening what will be considered the best luxury resort in the Dominican Republic."

The Samana Peninsula is one of the largest tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is a country easily accessible from many major tourist markets and international airports, offering direct air service from New York, Miami, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, Panama and many more. In addition, the Samana Peninsula has been blessed with tremendous natural attractions like the Haitises National Park, Salto del Limon Waterfalls, Rincon bay, Coson bay (recipient of the Blue Flag designation) and the village Las Terrenas. Originating from the French term "La Terrienne" or "The Landlord," Las Terrenas is a former fishing town in Samana, located on the north coast of the peninsula. Las Terrenas brings together a myriad of cultures including French, German, Italian and Spanish influences and offers guests of Balcones del Atlantico additional options for dining, shopping, nightlife and other activities within a short walk along the beach.

Balcones del Atlantico, A RockResort, is a master-planned project that will be developed in a number of phases along the beach, and will eventually consist of approximately 350 total units, multiple restaurants and bars, two RockResorts Spas, swimming pools and hot tubs, tennis court, over water palapas and other guest amenities. Balcones Del Atlantico joins The Landings St. Lucia as well as other future warm-weather announced RockResorts including Tempo Miami, Rum Cay Resort Marina, The Bahamas and the Third Turtle Club & Spa, Turks and Caicos.
 

Balcones del Atlantico http://www.balcones.com.do/

Conceived, Developed, and Designed by the Prestigious BISONO Group, with over 50 years of experience in the construction industry. Headed by its President, Engineer Rafael Bisonó, recognized as the Founder of Construction in the Dominican Republic. BISONO Group has made significant contributions to the development of this sector in the Dominican Republic with important national civil works such as the San Isidro Military Air Base, the Moon Palace Hotel, 27 de Febrero avenue, Las Caobas and Los Jardines Urbanizations, more than 30 Residential Towers, the Real City, the Juan Carlos Bridge, among others. Camara de Construccion Dominicana and ACOPROVI have named BISONO the most prestigious construction company in the Dominican Republic.

BISONÓ ENTERPRISES is the construction division dedicated to the tourism sector, and has selected the spectacular peninsula of Samaná to develop its projects. BISONO ENTERPRISES has selected only the best professionals in interior and exterior design for Balcones del Atlantico. Architectural design by renowned architect Perez Morales who was responsible for the Hotel Gran Bahia at Los Cacaos; the International Airport of La Romana; and more than 300 designs for towers and residences. Patricia Reid is taking the wheel for the interior design and decoration of Balcones Del Atlantico, with past projects including the International Airport of Las Americas and El Catey, Casa de Campo, Cap Cana, Guababerry and more. 

Balcones del Atlántico is the most ambitious project in the Samaná Peninsula with the highest standards for development in all of the Dominican Republic. 

For more information about Balcones Del Atlantico, please call 1-877-657-ROCK.

About RockResorts
RockResorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resort hotels that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas, renowned golf courses, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and The Landings St. Lucia, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia. Future RockResorts include: Tempo Miami in Miami, Fla. (scheduled to open in 2009); Balcones Del Atlantico, Dominican Republic (scheduled to open in 2009); One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo. (scheduled to open in 2010); The Mansfield Inn at Stowe in Stowe, Vt. (scheduled to open in winter 2011/2012); Rum Cay Resort Marina, The Bahamas (scheduled to open in 2012); and the Third Turtle Club & Spa, Turks and Caicos (scheduled to open in 2013). 
 

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Contact:

Vail Resorts, Inc. 
Investor Relations, Michelle Lang of Vail Resorts
+1-303-404-1819
mlang@vailresorts.com

 

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Also See: Dominican Republic Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier Garcia, Presents Eco-tourism and Infrastructure Developments at the 2009 Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange / April 2009
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