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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 #975 on: June 06, 2014, 05:43:33 PM »
Check wiki.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #977 on: June 09, 2014, 09:51:34 AM »
Blah blah.

He hasn't been to any other resort.

Nor has he, by the way, even trialed the other non-cost (points) prohibitive good option: the Conrad, which to my eye looks leagues better.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #978 on: June 09, 2014, 09:52:20 AM »
Blah blah.
LOL, my thoughts exactly
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #979 on: June 09, 2014, 10:02:59 AM »
At least he prefaced if with the truth that he knows nothing about true Luxury Hotels

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #980 on: June 09, 2014, 10:03:57 AM »
At least he prefaced if with the truth that he knows nothing about true Luxury Hotels
Which is the same reason TripAdvisor is pretty useless
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #981 on: June 09, 2014, 10:23:49 AM »
Which is the same reason TripAdvisor is pretty useless

+1, especially considering so many fake reviews

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #982 on: June 16, 2014, 04:34:59 PM »
Blah blah.

He hasn't been to any other resort.

Nor has he, by the way, even trialed the other non-cost (points) prohibitive good option: the Conrad, which to my eye looks leagues better.

Called up Hilton & they say the rate for a above water bungalow per night is 1.87M Hilton points per night. The beach villa is 90k & It doesnt make sense to fly out there for that.
Except the Park Hyatt 25k + $350 upgrade confirmed & 120k SPG points for a oasis room what are the best options?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #983 on: June 16, 2014, 04:37:43 PM »
Called up Hilton & they say the rate for a above water bungalow per night is 1.87M Hilton points per night. The beach villa is 90k & It doesnt make sense to fly out there for that.
Except the Park Hyatt 25k + $350 upgrade confirmed & 120k SPG points for a oasis room what are the best options?
See if you can purchase Hilton Free Night Certificates.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #984 on: June 16, 2014, 04:38:43 PM »
Called up Hilton & they say the rate for a above water bungalow per night is 1.87M Hilton points per night. The beach villa is 90k & It doesnt make sense to fly out there for that.
Except the Park Hyatt 25k + $350 upgrade confirmed & 120k SPG points for a oasis room what are the best options?
What's the upgrade cost from the 90k HH room?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #985 on: June 16, 2014, 04:49:40 PM »
Dont know, will definitely call again & ask. On a side note.. the hilton night certificates can be used for a above water bungalow?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #986 on: June 16, 2014, 04:51:53 PM »
Dont know, will definitely call again & ask. On a side note.. the hilton night certificates can be used for a above water bungalow?
no, it's for the base room

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #987 on: June 17, 2014, 03:41:20 AM »
See if you can purchase Hilton Free Night Certificates.

Would this work for places in the Maldives? I know in other hotels its usually fine, as you can add yourself as the second guest and check in before the primary, but in the maldives if you're coming in on a plane and there are so few guest, I'm guessing they'll notice the primary guest isn't coming...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #988 on: June 17, 2014, 04:57:44 PM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #989 on: June 18, 2014, 07:27:29 AM »
Wow, I emailed the Gili about kosher meals, and here are the chef's 2 emails to me so far.

Now I just have to ask Rots if the halachos of kashrus apply outside of EY.  ;)

Good afternoon Mr. Drago

Would like to take the opportunity to thank you for choosing to book your maldives experience with us.

Rest assured that we have considerable experience catering or kosher clientele and I'm confident you will be pleasantly surprised with the availability of suitable items for you to find during all meal periods.

Before you arrive however I believe it would be good for us to establish to what extent you keep kosher, in the interest of being forthcoming, we do not have a kosher kitchen per se and we would find it difficult to cater for a complete Glatt Kosher diet.

Previously we have had very good results serving a wide selection of the organically produced vegetables from our island garden as well as a selection of some of the worlds freshest seafood, which can be double wrapped and baked to your preferences.

As I mentioned, we have a fair amount of experience in this area and I would be delighted to meet with you on arrival to the island to discuss further.  On the other hand, should you require kosher certified meals, there is still time to arrange this which we can source from a variety of suppliers in Europe or Australia.

Please let me know and I will do whatever I can to ensure you have a fantastic vacation.

Culinary regards
John Bakker



Good Afternoon Mr. Drago
 
I have sent through an enquiry to our suppliers who should get back to me directly with price lists for Kosher meals,  I will forward that on to you as soon as I have a response.  The cost of these meals is usually quite standard however the cost of freight sometimes makes it an unattractive option.
 
With regards to your breakfast selection, I can simply say you have chosen the right place for your vacation.  I have attached to this message 2 photos which I snapped from the breakfast buffet this morning of or “fresh fruits” station.  Typically we have between 30-40 types of fresh fruit available daily for you to choose from, these fruits as well as an extensive array of organic vegetables are also available juiced from out live “juicing” station.
 
As for eggs etc, no need for you to bring your own pan, I have plenty of new/unused pots pans and utensils in stock for just this eventuality and we would be happy to cook to your requirement each day.  As for fish, we have the standard breakfast fish (smoked salmon, smoked trout, herring etc) available daily but again, we’d be happy to bake or steam something for you (double wrapped) from our large selection of fresh, local caught seafood.
 
I have also noted that your stay will include one Friday.  Please let us know if there is anything we can arrange which you’d like to have for Shabbat.
 
As always, feel free to come back to me with any other questions or concerns.  I will forward on the pricing lists as soon as I have received them
 
Culinary Regards
John
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