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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: $665 RT per person
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4891 on: September 01, 2019, 02:14:38 AM »
Is anyone planning to stay at the new JW Marriott over the next couple of months and can report back about their experience?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4892 on: September 12, 2019, 11:29:54 AM »
I emailed the JW Marriott Maldives Resort (the new scheduled opening date has been pushed back to 11/1/19) regarding the accommodation of heating up food that we bring along due to keeping a strict kosher diet.  I'm highly considering going here because of the ability to book directly into an OVW with points.

They responded to me that it's not necessary for me to bring along food because they can arrange kosher meals for us from Kosher Australia Pty Ltd.  They attached a Kosher Certificate from Rabbi Gutnick which had expired on 4/19/19 and also a 2018 menu (which I attached here if anyone is interested).  I can email Kosher Australia directly regarding an updated certificate, but first I want to know if anyone ever tried them and how the food was. 

I tried searching this thread but only got results mentioning Australia from 2012 to 2016 and most were just talking about a kosher food list, I'd like to know from someone more recent if they tried the meals from this place but the past 50+ pages that I've read I didn't see  anyone mention it.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4893 on: September 12, 2019, 11:40:41 AM »
I emailed the JW Marriott Maldives Resort (the new scheduled opening date has been pushed back to 11/1/19) regarding the accommodation of heating up food that we bring along due to keeping a strict kosher diet.  I'm highly considering going here because of the ability to book directly into an OVW with points.

They responded to me that it's not necessary for me to bring along food because they can arrange kosher meals for us from Kosher Australia Pty Ltd.  They attached a Kosher Certificate from Rabbi Gutnick which had expired on 4/19/19 and also a 2018 menu (which I attached here if anyone is interested).  I can email Kosher Australia directly regarding an updated certificate, but first I want to know if anyone ever tried them and how the food was. 

I tried searching this thread but only got results mentioning Australia from 2012 to 2016 and most were just talking about a kosher food list, I'd like to know from someone more recent if they tried the meals from this place but the past 50+ pages that I've read I didn't see  anyone mention it.
Cost?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4894 on: September 12, 2019, 12:32:48 PM »
Cost?

They did not say and was my first question in my email response to them.  Will update when they tell me.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4895 on: September 12, 2019, 12:35:59 PM »
I would not rely on their food, just tell them you need your own.....
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4896 on: September 12, 2019, 02:35:13 PM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4897 on: September 12, 2019, 03:28:31 PM »
I would not rely on their food, just tell them you need your own.....

I'm waiting to hear back on cost anyway, but I was not going to fully rely on that menu anyway for a 5 day trip and was going to tell them that we will be bringing at least partial food with us and we need them to please accommodate us either way with the storing and warming up etc.

If the cost is too high and/or I don't get any feedback with regard to quality and taste of this food I'm going to skip it and hopefully they will be just as accommodating at the STR, Conrad, and others.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4898 on: September 12, 2019, 03:28:54 PM »
See my TR here.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4899 on: September 12, 2019, 04:24:29 PM »
I'm waiting to hear back on cost anyway, but I was not going to fully rely on that menu anyway for a 5 day trip and was going to tell them that we will be bringing at least partial food with us and we need them to please accommodate us either way with the storing and warming up etc.

If the cost is too high and/or I don't get any feedback with regard to quality and taste of this food I'm going to skip it and hopefully they will be just as accommodating at the STR, Conrad, and others.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4900 on: September 12, 2019, 06:10:09 PM »
Personally, I would not bother, unless the mere thought of shlepping food with you makes your break out in a cold sweat.  I very much enjoy POM meals, have a great cooler, and don't really deal with it once I hand it to the airport check in agent on departure, only seeing it again upon arrival in MLE.  The one time I had Australian meals shipped, they did not compare to POM. I also venture that JW will charge you a small fortune.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4901 on: September 12, 2019, 08:44:33 PM »
Personally, I would not bother, unless the mere thought of shlepping food with you makes your break out in a cold sweat.  I very much enjoy POM meals, have a great cooler, and don't really deal with it once I hand it to the airport check in agent on departure, only seeing it again upon arrival in MLE.  The one time I had Australian meals shipped, they did not compare to POM. I also venture that JW will charge you a small fortune.

No, I was very well aware and prepared for the fact that it will be necessary to schlep along food for this trip. Thus my initial question to the hotel regarding accommodation of storage and heating up the food.

I think when they respond with cost I'll just politely turn them down. I find the POM meals enjoyable too and will be glad to use them again for this trip.

I know I've seen the link to the cooler multiple times but if you don't mind can you please post it or PM to me? Sorry for being lazy  ;D. Thanks.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4902 on: September 12, 2019, 10:07:12 PM »
FYI St Regis started charging $45 to warm up meals

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4903 on: September 12, 2019, 10:37:03 PM »
Personally, I would not bother, unless the mere thought of shlepping food with you makes your break out in a cold sweat.  I very much enjoy POM meals, have a great cooler, and don't really deal with it once I hand it to the airport check in agent on departure, only seeing it again upon arrival in MLE.  The one time I had Australian meals shipped, they did not compare to POM. I also venture that JW will charge you a small fortune.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4904 on: September 13, 2019, 01:23:08 AM »
FYI St Regis started charging $45 to warm up meals

Is that per meal???  Of just a one time fee?