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Possible routings to MLE and costs:

JFK-AUH-MLE (EY) -- 45/67.5/90 AA
JFK-DOH-MLE (QR) -- 45/67.5/90 AA
JFK-FRA-SIN-MLE (SQ) -- East Coast: (Including 15% off booking online) 46,750/91,375/116,875; West Coast: 89,250/144,500/229,500
JFK-DXB-MLE (EK) -- 42.5/82.5/150 AS
JFK-IST-MLE (TK) -- 42.5/70/90 UA (United routing allows a stopover in TLV)
JFK-VIE-MLE (OS) -- 42.5/80 UA
JFK-LGW-MLE (BA) -- 45/90/135 BA
JFK-ICN-CMB-MLE (KE) -- 60/107.5/137.5 KE
JFK-HKG-MLE (CX) -- 57.5/85/112.5 AA
JFK-HKG-MLE (CX) -- 50/70 AS
TLV-IST-MLE (TK)-- 20/35 UA
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Conrad Upgrades:

Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Water Villa US$ 200 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Deluxe Beach Villa US$ 210+ 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Superior Water  Villa US$ 250 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Retreat Water Villa US$ 400 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Deluxe Water Villa US$ 480 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to Family Water Villa US$ 720 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night. ( 2 bedrooms)

Airport transfer fee: $560 including tax

PH Upgrades:

Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Pool Villa $USD 252.56++ per villa per night
Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Water Villa $USD 405++ per villa per night ( Villa Number 38-44)
Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Water Sunset Villa $USD 610++ per villa per night ( Villa number 45-51)

Airport transfer fee: $520 RT per person
 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 07:29:22 PM »
Why do I have the feeling you'll be waiting for a long time for an answer?
good prediction there

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2012, 04:13:35 PM »
been to more than one HI island... they are beautiful but personally I prefer the culture, service, and vibe of being in some of these far off places..  just my preference.

Vis-a-vis hotel, I just came across some HHonor points.. which means if they post in time (says 3-4 weeks) I might go for the Waldorf Astoria over water which is decent size and wouldn't cost me extras (other than transfer). I don't think it includes breakfast, wondering if it's worth adding so I can get fruit and vegetables plus drinks or if it'll be a waste..

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2012, 04:14:35 PM »
been to more than one HI island
Specifically?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2012, 04:39:20 PM »
Vis-a-vis hotel, I just came across some HHonor points.. which means if they post in time (says 3-4 weeks) I might go for the Waldorf Astoria

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2012, 05:36:40 PM »
yup.. now I'm debating which of the hilton properties I prefer.. Also wondering when they'll post, and if I should make a refundable reservation and then rebook once points post.

Re HI I was in Maui and Kauai, but it's funny you take it so personal.. different people different tastes..

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2012, 05:44:50 PM »
yup.. now I'm debating which of the hilton properties I prefer.. Also wondering when they'll post, and if I should make a refundable reservation and then rebook once points post.

Re HI I was in Maui and Kauai, but it's funny you take it so personal.. different people different tastes..
My points from last week posted today.

This guy also had his points from today post. Worth checking.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2012, 05:50:19 PM »
Re HI I was in Maui and Kauai, but it's funny you take it so personal.. different people different tastes..
Not personal at all.  Just wondering if you were one of those guys who goes to HNL and decides it's not for him.  To me it's funny that you were so evasive...

Anyway enjoy MLE!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2012, 06:05:05 PM »
I know you love HI, didn't wanna insult you  ;)

My points from last week posted today.

This guy also had his points from today post. Worth checking.

YOU ARE RIGHT! They posted already can't believe it!! now I gotta decide quickly between Conrad, where I would pay to get an upgrade to Deluxe Beach Villa.. or Waldorf (where I here the reef isn't great) or Hilton which I don't think is worth it as it's not too expensive making a paid booking...

BTW any way to get the hilton platinum discounts for booking awards if I have no status?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2012, 06:12:11 PM »
Depends on what you want:

Conrad = Beach villa cash and points
Waldorf = Water villa for points
Hilton = Water or beach for cash (don't believe there is any points availability IIRC)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2012, 01:18:40 PM »
Mark Waldorf off your list.. I was just told by a reliable friend that in a month they will be leaving the Hilton group.. gone are overwater villas for points!! I am going just in time..

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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2012, 01:25:15 PM »
Mark Waldorf off your list.. I was just told by a reliable friend that in a month they will be leaving the Hilton group.. gone are overwater villas for points!! I am going just in time..
Very sad if true.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2012, 01:40:40 PM »
"Please be advised that effective from July 29th, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives will no longer be associated with the Waldorf Astoria brand or Hilton Worldwide."

 :( :( :(

You can still go for 37,500 points per night ($183 at the Daily Getaway Hilton point rate) until then for a King OWB with a pool...huge loss for Hilton!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2012, 01:51:38 PM »
37,500 is for platinum members? or CC holders? I got away with 40k (thanks to some DDusers help)

I don't think conrad offers this level of personal service or the type of privacy.. I'll know next week...


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« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2012, 02:05:37 PM »
That's what it prices out at when I search as a Gold member.
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« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2012, 11:31:35 PM »
You can still go for 37,500 points per night ($183 at the Daily Getaway Hilton point rate) until then for a King OWB with a pool...huge loss for Hilton!

Huge loss, indeed. (Though I wasn't able to find ANY availability for any 2+ night stay any time between now and then, even for 50K per night, searching as Gold -- what were your dates?)

But, based on your comment, I just had a light-bulb moment:

I'll do it myself in a 5 star hotel in an OWB with a pool for less than half of that and post a TR :D

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