Biz briefs: RockResorts adds resort in Dominican Republic |

Biz briefs: RockResorts adds resort in Dominican Republic

BROOMFIELD – RockResorts International, LLC announced today it will expand its international hotel portfolio with the addition of Balcones Del Atlntico, A RockResort, a beachfront resort in the village of Las Terrenas on the Saman Peninsula of the Dominican Republic. RockResorts, part of Vail Resorts, has been selected by Bison 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. “We are extremely excited to be adding another Caribbean property to our growing collection of luxury resorts,” said Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts. “Balcones Del Atlntico 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.”Balcones del Atlntico, 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 Atlntico 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.

Alpine Bank was recognized recently as one of the Healthiest Companies of America by Interactive Health Solutions, Inc. Alpine Bank was chosen for the award based on the company’s overall ‘health score’ determined from annual on-site health screenings. Less than 10 percent of Interactive Health Solutions clients qualify for this award. The award applaudes Alpine Bank’s continued effort and commitment to the health and well-being of its employees with the creation of a corporate culture that encourages employees to take responsibilityfor their own health and to take an active role in their preventive care. To address health care costs and improve employee health and productivity, Alpine Bank collaborated with its benefits consultant, Trilogy Benefits, Inc. and health benefits administrator, CNIC Health Solutions, to put together a workplace wellness program that includes:• 100 percent of employee medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability paid by Alpine Bank and $500 toward annual exams as part of the insurance program • $1200 per year dedicated to wellness and paid to those that complete three of six items, one of which is the blood draw itself”I am very excited about Alpine Bank receiving this award. It further confirms that we, as a company, are doing the right thing in stressing a healthy lifestyle and wellness program,” says Alpine Bank executive vice president Kris Gardner.

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