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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 646379 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: July 10, 2012, 12:03:32 PM »
Nice tr

I do think the rooms in Halaveli are more private and nicer... AJK what do you think

@Dan  40 Dollars for a good meal for supper, served in a restaurant is for sure worth it. You shlep around the world, go to a nice resort, but want to be cheap on the few meals you have there... I think thats saving at the wrong place
That's why I asked, for a restaurant quality meal I'd gladly pay $40, but I'd rather have homemade pasta and meatsauce than some overpriced airline quality junk.

My wife and I have spent 8 weeks in Hawaii over 3 trips.  It's actually quite nice having a home cooked meal every night, even if we have to heat it up on a burner ourselves.  It's not like I have to carry the food across the ocean, the "shlepping" is the least of the problems.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: July 10, 2012, 12:03:44 PM »
Nice tr

I do think the rooms in Halaveli are more private and nicer... AJK what do you think

@Dan  40 Dollars for a good meal for supper, served in a restaurant is for sure worth it. You shlep around the world, go to a nice resort, but want to be cheap on the few meals you have there... I think thats saving at the wrong place



Not a question of $40 a meal. Odds are the frozen meals you can bring are as good if not better than anything Aussie (no offense to AussieBochur but I think he'd concur regarding Aussie cuisine)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: July 10, 2012, 12:06:23 PM »
Not a question of $40 a meal. Odds are the frozen meals you can bring are as good if not better than anything Aussie (no offense to AussieBochur but I think he'd concur regarding Aussie cuisine)
Now if it was ribs from Katzy's...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: July 10, 2012, 12:13:04 PM »
The kleins meals were very good. Its not only the food, but when you order from them, like we did ,then they set up a nice table in the restaurant on the beach, have waiter service... proper candle light dinner... we had a soup and some rolls by every meal. No hassle....nice atmosphere...

I just wouldnt have the chuzpa to ask them to serve my meals in the restaurant.... But I guess some wouldnt care doing this....

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: July 10, 2012, 12:27:31 PM »

I just wouldnt have the chuzpa to ask them to serve my meals in the restaurant.... But I guess some wouldnt care doing this....

They'd be happy to do that. Every nice resort I've been to in Asia (and N. America) I give them a couple of boxes with labeled meals and a menu. As long as its organized I have exactly what I want in an restaurant etc.

The kleins meals were very good.

Hmmm. Need to decide if I trust the Swiss about food :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: July 10, 2012, 12:33:40 PM »
They'd be happy to do that. Every nice resort I've been to in Asia (and N. America) I give them a couple of boxes with labeled meals and a menu. As long as its organized I have exactly what I want in an restaurant etc.

Hmmm. Need to decide if I trust the Swiss about food :)

They didnt charge anything to serve it?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: July 10, 2012, 12:40:25 PM »
They didnt charge anything to serve it?

Never. A true Luxury property would never

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: July 10, 2012, 01:22:25 PM »
Great Trip Report!!!!!! What a pity the WA is not part of the Hilton Chain anymore and cannot be booked with points! Besides for the the high category Starwoods what other resorts can be booked with an affordable amount of points?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: July 10, 2012, 01:49:20 PM »
Can the Hyatt be booked w points?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: July 10, 2012, 01:50:22 PM »
Can the Hyatt be booked w points?
22K/night.
Confirmed upgrade to OWB runs about $350 IIRC.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: July 10, 2012, 04:32:04 PM »
Can you book the OWB for the suite rate of 33K

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: July 10, 2012, 04:41:25 PM »
Can you book the OWB for the suite rate of 33K
Try and let us know :)
I'd guess that doing so would take an override from the location as they only have suites.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: July 10, 2012, 05:07:00 PM »
22K/night.
Confirmed upgrade to OWB runs about $350 IIRC.

And as per my analysis in my TR, not worth it.

Can you book the OWB for the suite rate of 33K

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: July 10, 2012, 05:20:29 PM »
It looks like I'll be taking leave of you folks on this thread, and heading over to the Thailand thread.
Btw the HH issues I'm having, weather concerns, Dan's TR on Thailand, the great value SPG properties over there, and AA's 45/60/90 redemption, I hope I've finally found s/t assuming the flights can be worked out.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: July 10, 2012, 09:14:56 PM »
And as per my analysis in my TR, not worth it.

99% ain't going to happen. I wouldn't even waste the electricity it would take to send the email.
Your analysis was for off-peak season.

For January peak season 5 nights at Halaveli=$8,330.00
5 nights at PH MLE=110K+$1,750 upgrade fee.
$6,580/110K=6 cents value per HGP.
Even more lopsided if the hotel agrees to buy kosher breakfast.

And I've seen hotels agree to much crazier things, I'd definitely send that email to the GM.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: July 10, 2012, 09:22:00 PM »
And as per my analysis in my TR, not worth it.

99% ain't going to happen. I wouldn't even waste the electricity it would take to send the email.

Ask very nicely and don't mention anything before that about you don't plan on spending a shekel while there on food :)

I've seen GM's agree to much more extreme things

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: July 10, 2012, 11:02:17 PM »
Your analysis was for off-peak season.

For January peak season 5 nights at Halaveli=$8,330.00
5 nights at PH MLE=110K+$1,750 upgrade fee.
$6,580/110K=6 cents value per HGP.
Even more lopsided if the hotel agrees to buy kosher breakfast.

Even in peak season, you can get the Halaveli for ~$1,000/night. So that's $5,000 for 5 nights (including transfer).

Also, the upgrade fee is $400/night (with taxes), so that'd be 110K+$2,000+$1,000 (transfer).

Thus, $2,000/110K=1.8 cents per HGP. Meh.

And I've seen hotels agree to much crazier things, I'd definitely send that email to the GM.

I've seen GM's agree to much more extreme things

Many people have asked (here and on FT), and no one has thus far been successful. I'd say the odds are no more than 50-1.

And, I'd love to hear what other things you guys are referring to.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: July 10, 2012, 11:04:56 PM »
Many people have asked (here and on FT), and no one has thus far been successful. I'd say the odds are no more than 50-1.

And, I'd love to hear what other things you guys are referring to.
Dan and Damaxer were talking about requesting kosher brekkie.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: July 10, 2012, 11:08:46 PM »
Even in peak season, you can get the Halaveli for ~$1,000/night. So that's $5,000 for 5 nights (including transfer).
With tax? Link?

Dan and Damaxer were talking about requesting kosher brekkie.
That's one.  Opening C&P, after shabbos checkouts, confirmed upgrades, etc.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: July 10, 2012, 11:09:57 PM »
With tax? Link?
That's one.  Opening C&P, after shabbos checkouts, confirmed upgrades, etc.

Two ways; one through my TA, and another through Agoda.com

I don't think any of those compare to getting the PH MLE to take a points booking for a suite.
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