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RockResorts Appoints Joe Kelly as General Manager of 122-suite The Landings St. Lucia
in the West Indies and Pedro Sanchez as General Manager of 86-suite
Balcones del Atlántico in the Dominican Republic

Broomfield, Colo. – March 22, 2011 – RockResorts announces the appointment of two new general managers at its resorts in St. Lucia, West Indies and Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. Joe Kelley, a 16-year veteran of the hospitality industry is the new general manager of The Landings St. Lucia, A RockResort, while Pedro Sanchez will take the reins as general manager of Balcones del Atlántico, A RockResort, which is celebrating its grand opening this summer.

Joe Kelley joined the RockResorts family in 2007 and has served as hotel manager of The Osprey at Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek, Colo. and director of hotel operations at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M. Previous to joining RockResorts, Kelley spent eight years with Sandals Resorts, holding management positions at Caribbean locales, including Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort, Sandals Regency St. Lucia Golf Resort & Spa, and Sandals Antigua Beach Resort & Spa. Previously, Kelley gained leadership and food and beverage experience during tenures held at Radisson Aruba Caribbean Resort, and The Elms Resort, Conference Center and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Kelley holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

Pedro Sanchez most recently served as the general manager for Hotel Paracas, A Luxury Collection Resort in Paracas, Peru. During his tenure, he oversaw the entire opening operation and developed key resort concepts with the ownership. Prior to that, Sanchez was the pre-opening director of operations at The Westin Roco Ki in Punta Macao, Dominican Republic, where he supervised the construction site and acted as a liaison to the corporate office. A long-time resident of the Dominican Republic, Sanchez also held additional management positions in Pylsa Dominicana, Paradisus Punta Cana, Bávaro Convention Center and Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort. Sanchez holds a diploma in hotel management from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and is fluent in Spanish.

Balcones del Atlántico, A RockResort, will celebrate its grand opening this summer in the small fishing village of Las Terrenas on the Samaná Peninsula of the Dominican Republic. The beachfront resort will feature 86 two- and three-bedroom villa suites, two pools with a swim-up bar, and gourmet restaurant, Porto. In keeping with the RockResorts tradition, the property will incorporate the company’s environmental programs, as well as offer guests the opportunity for eco-tourism and whale-watching programs.

The Landings St. Lucia, A RockResort, is the most luxurious full-service resort of its size on the island, spanning 19 acres and nearly 800 feet of St. Lucia's beachfront. The Landings offers 122 one-, two-, and three-bedroom villa suites, each boasting a fully-equipped kitchen and two large balconies or landscaped terrace, many with heated, jetted plunge pools. The resort offers a private yacht harbor, two tennis courts, three pools and a 7,000 square-foot RockResorts Spa.

For more information about any of the warm weather RockResorts properties, please visit WWW.ROCKRESORTS.COM or call 866-513-ROCK (7625). Follow RockResorts on Twitter: @RockResorts, @RockResortsNEWS or Facebook:

About RockResorts®
RockResorts®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resorts that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas, renowned golf courses all certified within the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program, 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.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo.; Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.; Snake River Lodge & Spa™ in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; Tempo Miami in Miami, Fla.; Half Moon in Rose Hall, Jamaica; and The Landings St. Lucia in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia. RockResorts plans for 2011 include the addition of Balcones del Atlántico in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic and Alma del Pacifico Hotel in Costa Rica. Future RockResorts will
include: Bimini Bay Resort and Marina in Bimini, The Bahamas; The Mansfield Inn at Stowe in Stowe, Vt.; Rum Cay Resort Marina, The Bahamas; and the Third Turtle Club & Spa, Turks and Caicos.

Carrie Mosner
Senior Account Executive
Laura Davidson Public Relations
72 Madison Ave., 11th Floor
New York, NY  10016
Phone: 212-696-0660
Fax: 212-696-9804


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Also See: RockResorts Chosen to Manage 350-unit Bimini Bay Resort and Marina on Bimini in The Bahamas; Plans to Develop Hotel and Spa and Re-Brand as a RockResort / February 2011

RockResorts Expanding with Addition of Xandari by the Pacific in Costa Rica: Soon to be the Alma del Pacifico Hotel / Dec 2010

Montana Holdings Ltd Selects RockResorts to Manage the $700 million, 870-acre Multi-use Resort Development on Rum Cay Island, Bahamas / October 2006

Not Everyone is Happy About the Huge Resort Project on Tiny Bimini; the $850 million Project Will Include a 250 room Conrad Hotel, Golf Course, Casino / August 2006

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