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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 #1110 on: August 06, 2014, 09:35:16 PM »
sorry for asking twice - whose going in next few weeks and where are you guys staying ?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1111 on: August 07, 2014, 12:51:38 AM »
Because we're not comparing apples to apples AND because points aren't "free" (they have a value), that's the silliest comment I've heard all day.
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The point that's being made is that MLE is not as good of an experience without the pool as compared to with.
Yes points aren't "free', but that wasn't what I was talking about at all, nor did it have anything to do with pools.  :o

I was responding to chuchem comment:
The maldives is one of the most expensive places on earth. If you cant afford it and have to turn every dollar and are worried about free drinks, don't go... save up and one day you can do it properly and enjoy it

And no, the pool upgrade and free drinks and breakfast didn't cost anything, they required a diamond trial, and yes, there is an opportunity cost here too. My point was you can pay a reasonable amount to do MLE and enjoy it, the price doesn't have to get out of hand because of lack of effort.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1112 on: August 07, 2014, 06:24:30 AM »
I dunno. With all of the inviting easy to access water surrounding you, the private pool seems to be somewhat superfluous.
I can understand it's value in a place like Conrad Koh Samui where the beach isn't easy to access and it doesn't appear to be all that nice (if my memory serves me properly), but in the Maldives, at some point you can tire out from all the water (snorkeling, scuba, water sports, boating, etc) and the pool will go under-utilized.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1113 on: August 07, 2014, 06:53:15 AM »
While the sea is stunning, it's a nice place to swim. But with waves and saltwater you can't just chill for hours in there. Having your own inf. pool looking at the sea is amazing. I spend hours in there...

I am sure you had a great time as well, but you are comparing 2 different types and as Ajk said, if you would have sold the points and saved the cash upgrade you get to pick from a lot of other resorts that are nicer then the hyatt

The hyatt is a good option for people that want to book it the easy way, open cc and safe some money. Be a little creativ and you would have much better...

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« Reply #1114 on: August 07, 2014, 06:57:38 AM »
if you would have sold the points and saved the cash upgrade you get to pick from a lot of other resorts that are nicer then the hyatt

ok, im sold, but where can you get an OWB with pool for under 1k/night?

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« Reply #1115 on: August 07, 2014, 07:01:36 AM »
The hyatt is a good option for people that want to book it the easy way, open cc and safe some money. Be a little creativ and you would have much better...
The Hyatt has a (roughly) $500 charge to get to the hotel from the airport, at $1000 a couple, it is a considerable expense. How do other hotels compare? Are there any other hotels I can go to just from CC sign up bonuses?
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« Reply #1116 on: August 12, 2014, 06:51:24 AM »
Sheraton Maldives with an ambassador account or ph Maldives with a diamond suite upgrade? Has anyone been to the Sheraton there? Would either of them give me an ow room?
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« Reply #1117 on: August 12, 2014, 07:00:20 AM »
Sheraton Maldives with an ambassador account or ph Maldives with a diamond suite upgrade? Has anyone been to the Sheraton there? Would either of them give me an ow room?
Sheraton looks somewhat bleh to me

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1118 on: August 12, 2014, 09:06:17 AM »
I'm really new to the Maldives, my first time looking into it.
A google image search brought up the attached picture, wow! A room under the water? Sounds amazing! Which hotel?
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« Reply #1119 on: August 12, 2014, 09:09:15 AM »
I'm really new to the Maldives, my first time looking into it.
A google image search brought up the attached picture, wow! A room under the water? Sounds amazing! Which hotel?
Don't think it exists (yet?)...
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« Reply #1120 on: August 12, 2014, 09:12:22 AM »
I'm really new to the Maldives, my first time looking into it.
A google image search brought up the attached picture, wow! A room under the water? Sounds amazing! Which hotel?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1121 on: August 12, 2014, 09:44:58 AM »
Sheraton Maldives with an ambassador account or ph Maldives with a diamond suite upgrade? Has anyone been to the Sheraton there? Would either of them give me an ow room?

PH MLE + DSU gets you nothing as all are considered suites.

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Correct. It's their under water restaurant, Ithaa.
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« Reply #1122 on: August 12, 2014, 04:01:44 PM »

Correct. It's their under water restaurant, Ithaa.
Wow, that is truly impressive
Would be amazing if one could have a kosher meal there

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« Reply #1123 on: August 12, 2014, 04:20:11 PM »
You can ;)
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« Reply #1124 on: August 15, 2014, 12:04:08 AM »
Because we're not comparing apples to apples AND because points aren't "free" (they have a value), that's the silliest comment I've heard all day.

Ad absurdem, one could also say there is "no point" in paying for to go to the Maldives at all, not when you can travel half as much, stay at a Category 4 instead of 6, just by going to Costa Rica instead.

Clearly, you disagree with ^ because you're looking to go to MLE, not LIR.

The point that's being made is that MLE is not as good of an experience without the pool as compared to with.

For the value of 25K HGP + $150, you can very often just as easily skip the PHMLE, and for the same price, get a OWB with a pool.
Btw,  I was not referring to the hotel stays, I was referring to chuchem's point, who felt it wrong to inquire about amenities that are free (once you pay with points)