Half Moon, A RockResort Withstands Hurricane Sandy
No Structural Damage to Famed Luxury Resort
Rose Hall, Jamaica (October 25, 2012) - General Manager of Half Moon, A RockResort, Aram Zerunian, reports that the 400-acre resort experienced only minimal effects following Hurricane Sandy that passed over Jamaica on Wednesday evening.
A survey crew has assessed the property and has reported only some fallen trees branches, limbs and debris. There has been no damage to any physical structure or injury to any person. Already, the resort’s emergency management crew has completed the removal of debris left by the hurricane. In addition, the resort is now fully operational and will receive its first guests today following the hurricane.
The 400-acre resort, located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, was well prepared for the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. The over 120 guests were kept secured and frequently updated on the hurricane’s passing. Chefs, maintenance, housekeeping, security personnel as well as the management team were on hand to ensure guests felt comfortable and safe as the storm passed.
“While we were all anxious about the effects of Hurricane Sandy, we were well prepared with our emergency management procedures and were in full gear to secure both lives and property. Guests can be assured that we are fully operational and ready to receive them for their planned vacation, group event and wedding celebrations,” Mr. Zerunian said.
About Half Moon, A RockResort
Half Moon, A RockResort is a 400-acre luxury resort located on Jamaica’s North Coast. The 56-year-old resort features two miles of private, white-sand beach with 197 spacious rooms and suites. Additionally, the AAA Four-Diamond resort offers 33 expansive four-, five-, six- and seven-bedroom villas all with private pools and personal staff of butler, cook and housekeeper. In addition to spacious accommodations, Half Moon, A RockResort also offers guests a wide variety of amenities and activities including the multi-award winning Fern Tree, A RockResorts Spa®, a Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole golf course, Half Moon Golf Academy, Spinning® studio, 13 lit tennis courts, equestrian centre, fitness centre, 54 swimming pools, a teen activity centre, the colourful Anancy Children’s Village, water sports, dolphin lagoon, shopping village, including 24-hour medical centre and more. For more information on Half Moon, please visit www.halfmoon.com or call 800-626-059
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
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction 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
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