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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

SR:
Airport transfer fee: $745 RT per person

Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 1160669 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2020 on: October 13, 2015, 05:32:09 PM »
If you're diamond.
Officially they stopped this, though some reps will still do it.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2021 on: October 13, 2015, 05:35:30 PM »
Still debating if I should keep my ressy with the PH or switch to the Conrad. I already have the points with Hyatt and im Diamond, but can also get the points for Conrad and book out of Diamond account.

Seems like upgrades to OWB are about the same price, so since cost is the same and I have the Hyatt points already, just makes sense to stick with them.

No way I'd go to MLE and stay at PH over Conrad.

Among other reasons, if you do get an OWB at Conrad, you'll get a plunge pool, which isn't offered at PH.

Officially they stopped this, though some reps will still do it.

Really? Perhaps it's DROPR. (Unless you know of an official confirmaion?)

That's terrible news.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2022 on: October 13, 2015, 05:49:41 PM »
Really? Perhaps it's DROPR. (Unless you know of an official confirmaion?)

That's terrible news.
Its not new...over a year ago Ive had several CSR tell me they cant do it, and I've confirmed it with a supervisor (who went as far as telling me she will create a complaint against the CSR that set up my reservation).

This isn't to say that I haven't had luck since, as I believe their systems will still allow it. But it is YMMV, and no longer an official benefit.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2023 on: October 13, 2015, 10:39:10 PM »
Its not new...over a year ago Ive had several CSR tell me they cant do it, and I've confirmed it with a supervisor (who went as far as telling me she will create a complaint against the CSR that set up my reservation).

This isn't to say that I haven't had luck since, as I believe their systems will still allow it. But it is YMMV, and no longer an official benefit.
That's what DROPR is for. You reservation was probably notes so like all the stupid reps do just blabel what the note says and make it for a new policy.  With all that being said, I am not saying that the policy has not changed, Im saying that once there is a note stating something no rep will ever change it, even if its dead wrong. Even the CEO.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2024 on: October 14, 2015, 08:45:05 AM »
Do you need to take a seaplane to the PH as well? I know it is ~$500 pp to get to the Conrad.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2025 on: October 14, 2015, 08:59:55 AM »

Do you need to take a seaplane to the PH as well? I know it is ~$500 pp to get to the Conrad.

Not a seaplane but regional plane + boat. Also costs is ~500/person though

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2026 on: October 14, 2015, 10:09:41 AM »
That's what DROPR is for. You reservation was probably notes so like all the stupid reps do just blabel what the note says and make it for a new policy.  With all that being said, I am not saying that the policy has not changed, Im saying that once there is a note stating something no rep will ever change it, even if its dead wrong. Even the CEO.
My experiences with this wasn't only with 1 reservation.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2027 on: October 14, 2015, 10:07:10 PM »
Have a trip booked and I'll be staying at the PH. When I emailed them about charging for storing food (was planning on bringing POM meals), they mentioned that they sometimes order Kosher food for people from Australia. Has anyone here ever done that? How does it compare to POM?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2028 on: October 14, 2015, 10:15:13 PM »
POM will be better.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2029 on: October 15, 2015, 12:31:37 AM »
POM will be better.

But slightly more inconvenient to have to shlep it there and have a very short connection in DOH so scared of my bags not making the connection and all the food going bad. Trying to do a little cost/benefit analysis.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2030 on: October 15, 2015, 12:56:36 AM »
Have a trip booked and I'll be staying at the PH. When I emailed them about charging for storing food (was planning on bringing POM meals), they mentioned that they sometimes order Kosher food for people from Australia. Has anyone here ever done that? How does it compare to POM?
When you arrive, ask your host for an extra mini bar fridge. 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2031 on: October 15, 2015, 01:08:35 AM »
When you arrive, ask your host for an extra mini bar fridge.

Why? They're charging me to heat the meals anyways. May as well let them store them too. Or am I missing something?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2032 on: October 15, 2015, 01:13:07 AM »
Why? They're charging me to heat the meals anyways. May as well let them store them too. Or am I missing something?
For any food you want to bring that doesn't need to be heated up (I. E. Salami, cheese, etc) or that you will somehow heat up yourself.  Better to have with you in villa. 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2033 on: October 15, 2015, 08:37:33 AM »
Why? They're charging me to heat the meals anyways. May as well let them store them too. Or am I missing something?
Bring a toaster oven :D
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2034 on: October 15, 2015, 08:55:52 AM »
Bring a toaster oven :D
I'm thinking of doing that for the Conrad. Maybe start a chain for it.

First time traveling without the kid, i should have plenty of space to stick a toaster oven.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2035 on: October 15, 2015, 12:02:09 PM »
I'm thinking of doing that for the Conrad. Maybe start a chain for it.

First time traveling without the kid, i should have plenty of space to stick a toaster oven.
make sure you get the right voltage

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« Reply #2036 on: October 15, 2015, 12:04:49 PM »
make sure you get the right voltage
For toaster oven? Converter wont help/work?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2037 on: October 15, 2015, 02:45:00 PM »
For toaster oven? Converter wont help/work?
you would probably need a big one to convert all those watts to 220.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2038 on: October 22, 2015, 03:31:09 PM »
Just booked 5 nights at the Conrad, which will follow a two night stopover in Singapore on the way there.  I've seen that the PH has offered to provide kosher Austrailian meals but has anyone had success with that the Conrad?  Also, if I do bring packaged meals for the five days it will most likely be from the kosher restaurant in Singapore and was wondering if anyone has done that before?  It seemed like most people do their Singapore stays after the Maldives not before.  Any advice or experiences you guys have had at the Conrad would be great!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2039 on: October 22, 2015, 03:33:12 PM »
Just booked 5 nights at the Conrad, which will follow a two night stopover in Singapore on the way there.  I've seen that the PH has offered to provide kosher Austrailian meals but has anyone had success with that the Conrad?  Also, if I do bring packaged meals for the five days it will most likely be from the kosher restaurant in Singapore and was wondering if anyone has done that before?  It seemed like most people do their Singapore stays after the Maldives not before.  Any advice or experiences you guys have had at the Conrad would be great!
You should check with the store in Singapore how they package the meals.
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