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Bisonó Enterprises and RockResorts Announce Balcones Del Atlántico, a RockResorts

Beachfront Community Destined to Be the Ultimate Getaway in the Dominican Republic

 

Santo Domingo -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/21/2009 -- Bisonó Enterprises is pleased to announce RockResorts’ first venture in the Dominican Republic with Balcones Del Atlántico, A RockResort. With a soft opening of the resort scheduled for August 2009, the RockResort Grand Opening is expected this winter season. Bringing the world-renowned RockResorts brand to the tranquil resort community in Las Terrenas, Balcones Del Atlántico will be an exceptional destination for those seeking both relaxation and adventure on some of the world’s most stunning beaches. With future plans for expansion, Balcones Del Atlántico, A RockResort will feature 86 fully furnished two and three bedroom suites. With this new partnership, RockResorts will be the premier luxury resort operator in the country bringing further prestige to the already lavish Balcones Del Atlántico.

Balcones Del Atlántico selected RockResorts to manage their operations because of their commitment to excellence and track record for managing some of the most distinguished resorts around the world. “We are extremely honored to have RockResorts onboard for this groundbreaking venture, which is sure to be the first of its kind in Las Terrenas” stated President of Balcones Del Atlántico, Maximo Bisono. “We wanted to work with RockResorts because of their past experience with luxury resorts. The company’s ability to seamlessly embrace the local culture and beauty exemplifies our mission to provide guests with simple luxury in the beauty of Las Terrenas.”

The development of Balcones Del Atlántico is well underway with its first residents expected to move in July 2009. With an anticipated completion of 2014, Balcones Del Atlántico is a dreamlike community boasting a collection of over 300 exquisite one to five bedroom units, consisting of apartments, penthouses, townhomes and villas that offer breathtaking rooftop terraces with solariums, Jacuzzis and pools. Residential and rental interiors are by renowned interior designer Patricia Reid Baquero. Splashed in the vibrant colors of Las Terrenas, these deluxe units are complete with Viking stainless steel kitchen appliances and Hansgrohe bathroom fixtures.

In addition to the rental program, RockResorts will manage the wealth of amenities offered at Balcones Del Atlántico including the exquisite Balcones Del Atlántico over-water palapa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, several bars and reception and room service. The beach restaurant will join a long line of RockResorts acclaimed restaurants including The Wildflower at The Lodge at Vail, Grouse Mountain Grill at The Pines Lodge and La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa’s Fuego each of which has been named one of the top 10 restaurants in Colorado by Zagat Survey. RockResorts will also manage Balcones Del Atlántico’s beachfront spa, consisting of four private treatment cabanas perfect for unrivaled relaxation.

“We are extremely excited to be adding another Caribbean property to our growing collection of luxury resorts. Balcones Del Atlántico 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 Atlántico will surely uphold this standard of excellence and is a perfect complement to our other RockResorts properties in the region and abroad.”

While most of the world is seeing a recession in nearly every aspect of their economies, the Dominican Republic is thriving and has not seen the GDP decrease in any quarter presenting a remarkably stable economy. This is clearly visible at Balcones Del Atlántico, since 90% of their first phase units are sold. Though the second phase has not yet been launched, 15% of the units have already been sold. Regarding the overwhelming response they’ve seen, Bisono stated “We have seen a great diversity of interested investors, drawing attention on an international scale. What is so great about Balcones Del Atlántico is that we offer something for everyone. Whether you’re a family looking for a peaceful retreat with lots of excursions for all ages or a newlywed couple looking for a romantic escape, we have it all” concluded Bisono.

In addition, many wise investors see a very valuable asset in Balcones Del Atlántico; with a reputable developer like Bisonó Enterprises, winner of many local and international construction awards, they can rest assured that their expectations will be exceeded. Bisonó has even added additional amenities to the master plan at Balcones Del Atlántico for residents and guests to enjoy; among them are additional town houses, a green park, a church, a Japanese garden and a walking track.

Las Terrenas is rich with culture, unspoiled natural beauty, diversity and accessibility. Plenty of diversions await guests from plentiful outdoor adventures like snorkeling, windsurfing, horseback riding and four-wheeling. A myriad of international restaurants, cafes, pescaderias and French bakeries provide an endless discovery of culinary delights. In addition, unique native crafts shops and French boutiques allow visitors to shop and view local Haitian art. Located near Haitises National Park and the Salto Del Limon waterfall, Las Terrenas allows visitors to enjoy breathtaking natural wonders. Only a fifteen minute car ride from the brand new El Catey International airport and a leisurely two hour drive from Santo Domingo, Las Terrenas offers an ideal location.

For more information about Balcones Del Atlántico, please call 800.770.3359 or visit http://balconesdelatlantico.rockresorts.com. To learn more about Balcones Del Atlantico, A RockResort, please call 1-888- FOR-ROCK or www.rockresorts.com.

About Balcones Del Atlántico:
A dreamlike beachfront community in the serene village of Las Terrenas, Balcones Del Atlántico will showcase a superior collection of 350 exquisite bungalows right along the coastline of some of the Dominican Republic’s most stunning beaches. Set on 66 acres of a former coconut plantation, Balcones Del Atlántico prides itself on offering its residents and guests simple luxury. While all the units are built with the most exquisite natural resources from the Dominican Republic, Italy and Spain, each design is different to accommodate a large demographic of singles, couples and families. Developers, the Bisono Group have more than 30 years of experience and were recently votes “Best Construction Company in the Country” by Trevista Mercado. Visit http://www.balconesdelatlantico.com to learn more.

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 Atlántico, Dominican Republic (schedule 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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