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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 #3840 on: September 14, 2017, 11:41:24 PM »
Honeymoon Begins in 6 Days!!!!

So far I have NYC-CMB EK J (82.5K AS) Outbound flights

4 Nights Trekking around Sri Lanka

CMB-MLE Sri Lankan Air Y Cash flight

5 nights Conrad Rangali (95k HH) booked for honeymoon in Sept.
(2 Nights in a Beach Villa/3 Nights in a SWV)

MLE-LAX CX J (50K AS) Inbound flights

How does that sound??

Any last minute advice from you fine folks would be highly appreciated!!
I wanna hear all about the Sri Lanka part after you get back, enjoy

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3841 on: October 02, 2017, 03:39:40 PM »
Dear religious fans of MLE.

I have tickets booked to MLE, question is now the Hotels.

I'm thinking either Conrad or Park Hyatt, as i don't have much SPG points left.

Question is which one is more likely to upgrade a top tier member to a OWB?

Also does the Conrad give free Kosher Breakfast to Hilton Diamonds?

And does the Park Hyatt still give free breakfasts to Globalist after the World of Hyatt changes?   ( I have seen the reviews of chefs coming to your room every day with a new griddle etc and would really like to take advantage of that)

Any other thoughts why I should choose one hotel over the other are greatly appreciated

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3842 on: October 02, 2017, 03:46:33 PM »
Dear religious fans of MLE.

I have tickets booked to MLE, question is now the Hotels.

I'm thinking either Conrad or Park Hyatt, as i don't have much SPG points left.

Question is which one is more likely to upgrade a top tier member to a OWB?

Also does the Conrad give free Kosher Breakfast to Hilton Diamonds?

And does the Park Hyatt still give free breakfasts to Globalist after the World of Hyatt changes?   ( I have seen the reviews of chefs coming to your room every day with a new griddle etc and would really like to take advantage of that)

Any other thoughts why I should choose one hotel over the other are greatly appreciated

Conrad should still do breakfast if coordinated in advance.  Would bring your own consumable food items (ie. cheese, cooking spray, etc.), they should provide new pans and utensils.

As far as complimentary upgrades at Conrad, it's a hit or miss.  I am a Diamond - requested upgrade several months/weeks/days out and they couldn't guarantee anything.  Eventually got there and intra-stay were able to put me into an OWV for last two nights.  If OWB is important to you, I would consider shelling out $$ for the certainty and peace of mind.

My two cents...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3843 on: October 02, 2017, 03:57:35 PM »
Conrad should still do breakfast if coordinated in advance.  Would bring your own consumable food items (ie. cheese, cooking spray, etc.), they should provide new pans and utensils.

As far as complimentary upgrades at Conrad, it's a hit or miss.  I am a Diamond - requested upgrade several months/weeks/days out and they couldn't guarantee anything.  Eventually got there and intra-stay were able to put me into an OWV for last two nights.  If OWB is important to you, I would consider shelling out $$ for the certainty and peace of mind.

My two cents...
I read your review, I wish I could get so lucky, and over 100 pages of this thread lol. 

I know there are different philosophies here but I don't know if I can splurge cash before for the OWB, just want to know the conscious which one I'll have better luck with a complimentary upgrade.

Thanks

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3844 on: October 03, 2017, 12:01:35 AM »
I read your review, I wish I could get so lucky, and over 100 pages of this thread lol. 

I know there are different philosophies here but I don't know if I can splurge cash before for the OWB, just want to know the conscious which one I'll have better luck with a complimentary upgrade.

Thanks

Unless they are totally sold out they should be able to confirm you ahead into a Deluxe Beach Villa at the Conrad and then OWV's are usually only around $250 a night.  I would prefer the Conrad over the Hyatt because if I'm gonna travel that far I need a private pool, I don't want to add a ghetto domestic Maldivian flight at the end of my already long flights, plus the Chef at the Conrad mamash went above and beyond for all our food and the hot breakfast and other food really enhanced our trip!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3845 on: October 23, 2017, 01:26:23 PM »
Does anyone have any info on the kosher breakfast (spg Plat) options at the St Regis?
I am going in a few weeks.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3846 on: October 23, 2017, 01:27:18 PM »
I took the measly 500 points.
We brought our own breakfast and our butler brought us free fruit anyway.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3847 on: October 23, 2017, 01:48:53 PM »
Thanks

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3848 on: October 24, 2017, 11:13:37 PM »
any areas within a few hour flight to do? Im looking to go possibly end of Jan only want to spend a few days and looking for somewhere else? (not sure want sri lanka)

Besides EK any other decent 'Y" class ways to get here with out crazy stop overs?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3849 on: October 24, 2017, 11:17:40 PM »
any areas within a few hour flight to do? Im looking to go possibly end of Jan only want to spend a few days and looking for somewhere else? (not sure want sri lanka)

Besides EK any other decent 'Y" class ways to get here with out crazy stop overs?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3850 on: October 24, 2017, 11:20:02 PM »
any areas within a few hour flight to do? Im looking to go possibly end of Jan only want to spend a few days and looking for somewhere else? (not sure want sri lanka)

Besides EK any other decent 'Y" class ways to get here with out crazy stop overs?

Sounds like are coming from the Eastcoast so you may not want to route over the Pacific but Singapore and Malaysia both have direct flights and are only about 4 hours away. 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3851 on: October 24, 2017, 11:21:02 PM »
any areas within a few hour flight to do? Im looking to go possibly end of Jan only want to spend a few days and looking for somewhere else? (not sure want sri lanka)

Besides EK any other decent 'Y" class ways to get here with out crazy stop overs?
Itinierary will hopefully be finalized this week... waiting on Etihad Website to go back up. But based around my stay at the St. regis Iíll be going, either before or after, to Thailand, Singapore, Bali, and considering adding South Africa in the mix.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3852 on: October 24, 2017, 11:49:30 PM »
any areas within a few hour flight to do? Im looking to go possibly end of Jan only want to spend a few days and looking for somewhere else? (not sure want sri lanka)

Besides EK any other decent 'Y" class ways to get here with out crazy stop overs?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3853 on: October 26, 2017, 06:04:12 PM »
Getting second thoughts about spending so many points for 5 nights at the St. Regis! Do you think it would be smarter to split my stay with another hotel like the Conrad, Sheraton full moon, W, etc.?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3854 on: October 26, 2017, 06:06:35 PM »
Can't just go MLE>SR MLE>second hotel. Have to go back to MLE, so gonna cost you another seaplane ride x number of people in your party, so factor that in before deciding.
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