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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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Park Hyatt MLE + Diamond Suite Upgrade gets you nothing as all are considered suites. -AJK



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 #2715 on: July 25, 2016, 06:27:32 PM »
Tax and tip, usually.

Yep, here it's 10% service charge and 12%tax...

Makes sense considering they plan on relocating their entire population to another country once the seas rise and sink their country.
Lol. Maybe that's what the additional $6 pp "Green Tax" is for! 😋

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2716 on: July 26, 2016, 01:35:30 PM »
I am 7 nights away from SPG Platinum. I have a trip IY"H to the W Maldives in September. What can Plat status help me there? Is it worth the effort of having Plat status before I go?
Thanks in advance!

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #2717 on: July 26, 2016, 06:26:09 PM »
As I previously posted I had Park Hyatt Maldives booked on points to finish off our honeymoon. But, I saw that the new St Regis Maldives was bookable so went ahead and booked an overwater villa there with points. For now I am going to keep both reservations and make sure the St Regis opens this year like its supposed to and see first reviews come in. That being said as long as things go smoothly I will likely cancel the Park Hyatt reservation as the dates near. I like that fact that ALL rooms have their own pool, plus I was able to go ahead and confirm in an overwater villa on points, rather than having to pay for the upgrade cash like at the Hyatt. I also like that its a direct sea plan transfer that's 45 minutes rather than a plane and a boat.

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Re: Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #2718 on: July 26, 2016, 06:27:33 PM »
As I previously posted I had Park Hyatt Maldives booked on points to finish off our honeymoon. But, I saw that the new St Regis Maldives was bookable so went ahead and booked an overwater villa there with points. For now I am going to keep both reservations and make sure the St Regis opens this year like its supposed to and see first reviews come in. That being said as long as things go smoothly I will likely cancel the Park Hyatt reservation as the dates near. I like that fact that ALL rooms have their own pool, plus I was able to go ahead and confirm in an overwater villa on points, rather than having to pay for the upgrade cash like at the Hyatt. I also like that its a direct sea plan transfer that's 45 minutes rather than a plane and a boat.
How many points for the OWB?

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Re: Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #2719 on: July 26, 2016, 08:28:43 PM »
How many points for the OWB?

Right now it was 32,500 points, no c+p options which seems to be an amazing value as the room is 2200+ a night. There is a 645/person round trip fee to get to the hotel.

I doubt these low points rates will stay being that a night at the W Maldives is like 90K/night. My guess is this might just be the rates while its newly opened and they will adjust at some point to be more in line with the w.

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Re: Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #2720 on: July 26, 2016, 08:36:32 PM »
Right now it was 32,500 points, no c+p options which seems to be an amazing value as the room is 2200+ a night. There is a 645/person round trip fee to get to the hotel.

I doubt these low points rates will stay being that a night at the W Maldives is like 90K/night. My guess is this might just be the rates while its newly opened and they will adjust at some point to be more in line with the w.

Wow amazing deal!! 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2721 on: July 26, 2016, 08:40:01 PM »
BeastieB just posted on another thread that he just booked the new St. Regis Maldives directly into a $2200 a night OWB, w/pool for 35k a night.  If you've been considering going, book now and you can always cancel if you need to!

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Re: Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #2722 on: July 26, 2016, 09:15:57 PM »


Right now it was 32,500 points, no c+p options which seems to be an amazing value as the room is 2200+ a night. There is a 645/person round trip fee to get to the hotel.


Wow! Phenomenal value. That seaplane fee though always annoys me.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2723 on: July 26, 2016, 10:21:07 PM »
Just booked it for Feb.

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2724 on: July 26, 2016, 10:25:45 PM »
Just booked it for Feb.

Thanks for sharing!

Nice!  I didn't actually see any points availability on the website.  Did you just call and the reps reserved for you?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2725 on: July 26, 2016, 10:29:39 PM »
Nice!  I didn't actually see any points availability on the website.  Did you just call and the reps reserved for you?

Yup

Specify the overwater bungalow

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2726 on: July 26, 2016, 10:35:53 PM »
What it must be like to have so many SPG floating around.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2727 on: July 26, 2016, 10:38:31 PM »
Yup

Specify the overwater bungalow

So cool...such a great redemption.

What it must be like to have so many SPG floating around.

Imagine though, I'm spending 380k HHonors AND paying for an upgrade at the Conrad next month.  This is such a better deal 😭😭

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2728 on: July 26, 2016, 11:20:55 PM »
Eh 380K HH is easy to get. 120k SPG is way harder.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2729 on: July 27, 2016, 12:12:14 AM »
BeastieB just posted on another thread that he just booked the new St. Regis Maldives directly into a $2200 a night OWB, w/pool for 35k a night.  If you've been considering going, book now and you can always cancel if you need to!

Just booked for Feb too St Regis, I wonder if its worth splitting between the OWB and Beach \Garden Villa's? Many who have been to MLE  both Conrad and PH claim the OWB's is just a first time impression and the Garden\Beach villas are more enjoyable?.

Remember this is 4 nights get the 5th night free.
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