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Vail Resorts Extends Agreement With Expedia and Hotels.com to Include RockResorts' Luxury Properties
PRNewswire
BELLEVUE, Wash.

Expedia, Inc. and Hotels.com(TM) today announced an agreement with Vail Resorts, Inc. to make its RockResorts luxury resorts available to the more than 30 million monthly visitors shopping on Expedia.com(R) and Hotels.com. Through this agreement, Expedia(R) and Hotels.com will further expand their inventory of luxury destinations in some of the country's top resort and ski markets.

Vail Resorts owns leading ski resorts in Colorado and California in addition to a summer resort in Grand Teton, Wyo. Vail Resorts also owns a majority stake in RockResorts, a collection of owned and/or managed luxury spas, lodges, and resorts located in distinctive destinations across North America. With this agreement, Expedia and Hotels.com customers will now have enhanced access to RockResorts properties and destination activities at 10 distinct RockResorts properties in California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.

"Vail Resorts has built a strong marketing relationship with Expedia and Hotels.com that offers impressive benefits to customers, such as an easy way to find information and book a complete destination experience online, including lodging and ski lift tickets alongside extras like equipment rentals and ground transportation," said Ed Mace, President, Vail Resorts Lodging Company and President of RockResorts. "We are pleased to extend that whole trip experience to our RockResorts customers and to introduce Expedia and Hotels.com customers to some of the most unique luxury resorts in the country."

"Adding RockResorts properties to Expedia and Hotels.com's selection of top-notch properties marks a continued effort by Expedia and Hotels.com to further expand the variety of high-quality destinations to our growing list of hotel offerings," said Spencer Rascoff, vice president of lodging at Expedia and Hotels.com. "By working together with a range of hotels and resorts to build year-round package and destination service offerings, Expedia and Hotels.com can provide the nearly 30 million visitors to our sites incredible vacation options, and in doing so, we also provide a powerful marketing advantage to our hotel partners."

About Vail Resorts, Inc.

Vail Resorts, Inc. is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, Heavenly in California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company also operates its subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company with 10 distinctive properties across the United States. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development, construction, retail leasing and management subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange . The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

About RockResorts

The RockResorts portfolio includes: The Lodge At Rancho Mirage in Rancho Mirage, California; Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito, California; The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado; Keystone Lodge in Keystone, Colorado; The Lodge At Vail in Vail, Colorado; Cheeca Lodge & Spa in the Florida Keys; La Posada de Santa Fe in New Mexico; The Equinox Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vermont; Rosario Resort & Spa in the San Juan Islands of Washington; Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

About Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc. is the world's leading online travel service and the fourth largest travel agency in the U.S. Expedia's award-winning Expert Searching and Pricing (ESP) technology delivers the most comprehensive flight options available online. ESP also allows customers to dynamically build complete trips that combine flights, Expedia(R) Special Rate hotels and other lodging, ground transportation, and destination services and activities. Expedia's quality and leadership have been recognized in awards such as PC Magazine's "Editors' Choice" and Forbes' "Favorite General Travel Site." Expedia is an operating company of IAC/InterActiveCorp . CST: 2029030-40

About Hotels.com

Hotels.com is a leading provider of lodging worldwide, offering reservation services through its own websites (including www.hotels.com and others), its interactive affiliate network (www.IAN.com), and its toll-free call centers (1-800-2-HOTELS). Hotels.com gives travelers the widest selection of lodging accommodations from traditional hotels to vacation rentals at over 12,000 properties in more than 400 cities in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. The company is a one-stop shopping source for hotel pricing, amenities and availability, and also specializes in providing travelers with accommodations during sold-out periods. Hotels.com is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp . CST: 2059975-40.

NOTE: Expedia, Expedia.com, and the airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the United States, Canada and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Expedia, Inc.

CONTACT: Al de Leon of Fleishman-Hillard, +1-415-318-4004, or
expediapr@fleishman.com, for Expedia, Inc. and Hotels.com