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01/29/2013

Five RockResorts Earn Place on U.S. News & World Report’s List of the Best Hotels


BROOMFIELD, Colo. January 29, 2013 – Today U.S. News & World Report announced its list of the Best Hotels, including five RockResorts in Colorado and Jamaica.
 
 
The 2013 Best Hotels are calculated based on the aggregate opinion of travel experts and guests expressed through awards, recommendations and ratings. The 2013 Best Hotels rankings are available online at http://travel.usnews.com/.
 
“We are honored to have five of our RockResort properties recognized by the U.S. News & World Report List of the Best Hotels, especially considering that they are calculated based on the opinions of travel experts and guests,” said James O’Donnell, chief operating officer of RockResorts. “Our teams strive to deliver the experience of a lifetime to all of our guests, whether staying with us at one of our iconic mountain resorts like Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge or in Half Moon Bay in Jamaica.”
 
To create this year's rankings, U.S. News factored in the prominence of industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests. In total, 1,639 U.S. luxury hotels and 273 Caribbean hotels were analyzed for the 2013 rankings. Only a fraction of these scored high enough to be named Best Hotels by U.S. News.
 
"This is our third year ranking hotels, and the bar continues to climb for luxury properties," said Chad Smolinski, Vice President of Rankings and Reviews at U.S. News & World Report. "Desirable amenities and hotel loyalty programs will no longer suffice. People are seeking hotels that go above and beyond to give their guests an unforgettable experience. Hotels that consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are recognized in our rankings."
 
 
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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, 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.; and Half Moon in Rose Hall, Jamaica. www.rockresorts.com 
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com
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