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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 #4965 on: December 19, 2019, 05:50:40 AM »
I realize that this is a highly subjective question, but here goes.

I have a couple of nights booked at the Waldorf for a stay next month. It's a standard room, so king beach villa with pool. I'm still working out the details with them, but I'm diamond so presumably I'll be getting something for breakfast for free.

I can book an over water villa at the JW or the St Regis, just no status with them.

So the question is, do I choose what is (maybe?) a nicer hotel, without as fancy of a room, and get whatever they give me for breakfast, or a fancier room in a (maybe) not as nice hotel?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4966 on: December 19, 2019, 05:53:07 AM »
I realize that this is a highly subjective question, but here goes.

I have a couple of nights booked at the Waldorf for a stay next month. It's a standard room, so king beach villa with pool. I'm still working out the details with them, but I'm diamond so presumably I'll be getting something for breakfast for free.

I can book an over water villa at the JW or the St Regis, just no status with them.

So the question is, do I choose what is (maybe?) a nicer hotel, without as fancy of a room, and get whatever they give me for breakfast, or a fancier room in a (maybe) not as nice hotel?
Next month is 2020, you can 'downgrade' for free to an overeater/reef villa. Just ask them and they will do it for you.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4967 on: December 19, 2019, 05:55:34 AM »
Next month is 2020, you can 'downgrade' for free to an overeater/reef villa. Just ask them and they will do it for you.

Well that makes it a lot easier.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4968 on: December 19, 2019, 08:08:33 AM »
I realize that this is a highly subjective question, but here goes.

I have a couple of nights booked at the Waldorf for a stay next month. It's a standard room, so king beach villa with pool. I'm still working out the details with them, but I'm diamond so presumably I'll be getting something for breakfast for free.

I can book an over water villa at the JW or the St Regis, just no status with them.

So the question is, do I choose what is (maybe?) a nicer hotel, without as fancy of a room, and get whatever they give me for breakfast, or a fancier room in a (maybe) not as nice hotel?
Have you read reviews of the Waldorf? People have had really bad experiences there.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4969 on: December 19, 2019, 08:10:01 AM »
Have you read reviews of the Waldorf? People have had really bad experiences there.
I have read on FT (187 pages) and it's mostly good reviews, besides the prices on food which is not relevant to us.
(And besides MaldivesFreak who seems to swear only by Rangali...)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4970 on: December 19, 2019, 10:29:34 AM »
Bad is relative. As long as I have a bed and the water is still there I can't imagine not enjoying.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4971 on: December 20, 2019, 05:59:23 AM »
Next month is 2020, you can 'downgrade' for free to an overeater/reef villa. Just ask them and they will do it for you.

They confirmed the downgrade.

Thanks again!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4972 on: December 20, 2019, 06:06:38 AM »
They confirmed the downgrade.

Thanks again!
Wow epic "downgrade"

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4973 on: December 20, 2019, 10:16:17 AM »
Bad is relative. As long as I have a bed and the water is still there I can't imagine not enjoying.
In that case why not go to the conrad? You'll save a lot of money and points.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4974 on: December 21, 2019, 12:27:55 PM »
You still have to do your hishtadlus.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4975 on: December 22, 2019, 05:02:06 PM »
At STR if given the option to upgrade to St Regis Overwater Villa not on the Sunset side or to a regular Sunset OWV, which is better? I do want a warm pool which Sunset villas have but the larger villa and pool are enticing as well.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4976 on: December 22, 2019, 05:46:41 PM »
At STR if given the option to upgrade to St Regis Overwater Villa not on the Sunset side or to a regular Sunset OWV, which is better? I do want a warm pool which Sunset villas have but the larger villa and pool are enticing as well.
Who said non sunset villas are larger?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4977 on: December 22, 2019, 07:46:02 PM »
Who said non sunset villas are larger?

ST Regis villas are all larger than regular villas but they only have one on the Sunset side so there's a small chance of getting it.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4978 on: December 22, 2019, 08:00:49 PM »
ST Regis villas are all larger than regular villas but they only have one on the Sunset side so there's a small chance of getting it.
Most likely you won't get a St Regis suite regardless of side.
I inquired and was told they don't upgrade to St Regis suite and above. Now its possible but dont keep Hope's high.

 I think sunset is a better option.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4979 on: December 22, 2019, 09:38:48 PM »
Most likely you won't get a St Regis suite regardless of side.
I inquired and was told they don't upgrade to St Regis suite and above. Now its possible but dont keep Hope's high.

 I think sunset is a better option.

Not sure I understand your answer. I'm talking about paying for an upgrade. I would pay to upgrade to STR OWV or to Sunset OWV. Obviously STR is more expensive than a regular Sunset. But if you pay for Sunset you are guaranteed a Sunset. However if you pay even more for STR Suite you may or may not get the one single one on the Sunset.

So just to clarify my question is: is a guaranteed Sunset villa with the warmer pool better than a most likely non-sunset STR OWV or vice vs?