Half Moon, A RockResort, Named Jamaica’s Leading Golf Resort

20 October 2011
ROSE HALL, Jamaica, Oct.  20, 2011 - Thousands of discerning travel professionals cast their votes in an online ballot declaring Half Moon Jamaica’s Leading Golf Resort for the fifth year in a row at the annual World Travel Awards gala.
Held last evening in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the awards, described by the Wall Street Journal as the ‘Oscars’ of the global travel and tourism industry, reveal the ‘best of the best’ in the world in the travel industry.
“To be singled out as the leading golf resort in Jamaica is an achievement we hold in high regard. It speaks to the tireless work of our team to maintain and improve the resort, deliver impeccable service and create an experience that entice our guests to return year after year,” said Aram Zerunian, Half Moon’s general manager.
Dubbed “one of the finest walking courses in the Caribbean”, the Half Moon Golf Course boasts improved features for all levels of golf. Renovated in 2006 by renowned golf course architect Roger Rulewich, the course features added yardage, newly-aligned and multiple-tee complexes as well as repositioned fairway and greenside bunkers. The Half Moon Golf Academy also offers a wide range of instructional programmes for golfers of all levels.
The latest accolade comes on the heels of other international awards Half Moon has received since the start of the year. Earlier this week, the resort was voted among the top 40 Caribbean resorts by Condé Nast Traveller readers.
World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry.

For more information visit www.halfmoon.rockresorts.com or call the resort’s on-site call centre at 877-356-7625.


About World Travel Awards
Since World Travel Awards ‘burst’ on to the international travel and tourism scene 18 years ago, the organisation has been making steady and significant, long term impact. It has taken a global lead on one of the most important aspects of travel and tourism – the quality customer experience.It is for this reason that World Travel Awards have become renowned and coveted. World Travel Awards aim has been to encourage world-class competition, stimulate innovation and creativity as well as ensure that travellers receive exceptional value. Winning a World Travel Award has become much sought after.

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, dolphin lagoon, equestrian centre, fitness centre, 54 swimming pools and much more.

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 mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California 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 property and 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 and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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