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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2012, 07:06:06 PM »
One day I'll make it to an OWB :P
Not until the airport transfers can be had with miles ;)

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2012, 07:07:01 PM »
Not until the airport transfers can be had with miles ;)
Nah, I'm willing to buy the transfer, now it's just a matter of waiting until we can leave Rafi with the folks and then deciding on BOB or MLE.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2012, 07:08:42 PM »
Nah, I'm willing to buy the transfer, now it's just a matter of waiting until we can leave Rafi with the folks and then deciding on BOB or MLE.
If only SPG didn't have the stupid double double points requirement.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2012, 07:12:24 PM »
If only SPG didn't have the stupid double double points requirement.
SR BOB looks incredible!
Yup, probably the worst use of SPG in the system.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2012, 07:57:59 PM »
Langkawi is apparently really nice.
Eli was there, he may be able to help out.

There's tons of places to go.
You gotta decide what type of vacation you want or you'll be coming up with places for ages.

OWB sounds awesome for a honeymoon (or any time actually) and that kind of narrows down the options.

Four Seasons in Langkawi is the only reason to go to Malaysia. One of the best resorts on earth but no OWB.

I convinced Eli to go and he very much enjoyed.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2012, 08:08:19 PM »
Four Seasons in Langkawi is the only reason to go to Malaysia. One of the best resorts on earth but no OWB.

I convinced Eli to go and he very much enjoyed.
IIRC, he also got a good rate.

Is it generally reasonably priced? (For its class if hotel)

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2012, 08:11:59 PM »
Thanks for all the comments, guys.

I'd *really* love to get an OWB this time 'round, but only if I can convince the MLE GM to upgrade my suite nights considering my status and it being h'moon. Don't wanna pay for that outta pocket.

In the event I can't swing the OWB at MLE, I'm going to have to consider other options.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2012, 08:12:37 PM »
Four Seasons in Langkawi is the only reason to go to Malaysia. One of the best resorts on earth but no OWB.

I convinced Eli to go and he very much enjoyed.

Four Seasons doesn't have a loyalty program, right? That's a cash-only hotel?
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2012, 08:20:06 PM »
Four Seasons doesn't have a loyalty program, right? That's a cash-only hotel?
If you would've stayed numerous times, you may have been invited.

But none per se.

But if you were going to drop 10's of 1000's of points/night, paying cash may not be that much more.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2012, 08:26:43 PM »
If you would've stayed numerous times, you may have been invited.

But none per se.

But if you were going to drop 10's of 1000's of points/night, paying cash may not be that much more.

I hear ya. I just wanna burn some points :P

Is there any reason I should not be considering going to one of these places over a Shabbas?

Bump - would love some opinions.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2012, 09:54:29 PM »
Thanks for all the comments, guys.

I'd *really* love to get an OWB this time 'round, but only if I can convince the MLE GM to upgrade my suite nights considering my status and it being h'moon. Don't wanna pay for that outta pocket.

In the event I can't swing the OWB at MLE, I'm going to have to consider other options.

FYI, Almost everyone going to the Maldives is on their honeymoon so that won't work
IIRC, he also got a good rate.

Is it generally reasonably priced? (For its class if hotel)

Occasionally a good deal can be had but for $550 a night, your spending the equivalent of about 25k SPG and getting a lot more!


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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2012, 09:55:56 PM »


Bump - would love some opinions.

When I go away I try and spend Shabbos somewhere that I can get a minyan and kosher meals. If you are going the Maldives then Colombo, Sri Lanka has a very nice Chabad. BOB is very far from everything

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2012, 10:03:40 PM »
Say your writing a TR on a major blog and you'd like to experience the best the they have ;)

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2012, 11:03:55 PM »
FYI, Almost everyone going to the Maldives is on their honeymoon so that won't work

A good point... Hey, it's worth a shot.

When I go away I try and spend Shabbos somewhere that I can get a minyan and kosher meals. If you are going the Maldives then Colombo, Sri Lanka has a very nice Chabad. BOB is very far from everything

Great idea about Columbo and Chabad. Anywhere else I should consider staying for Shabbas in that part of the world?

Say your writing a TR on a major blog and you'd like to experience the best the they have ;)

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2012, 11:16:23 PM »
Almost every major city in SE Asia has a chabad house.

HKG is great for shabbos.