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San Ramon, California
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Favorite Places
Salzburg, Austria
Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Thessaloniki, Greece
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Want to visit
Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Koror, Palau
Sydney, Australia
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5 Star Hotel
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Mark Y. commented on the post Review: Moonimaa Lounge, Male and Transfer to Park Hyatt Maldives
In November we spent time at Park Hyatt Maldives passing through Male. Our brief 45 minuted at Moonima Lounge was ok. Nothing to write home about but it served its purpose. There was a crowded and cramped feel to the place. Glad we didn't have to stay there long. Our domestic transit to the resort went smoothly including the boat ride from Kooddoo to the resort. We arrived at Male at 9:00 am and then got to the resort around 2:30 pm. It was nice having resort staff assisting us all along the way from the moment we arrived on our international flight.
December 14, 2016
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Mark Y. commented on the post Park Hyatt Maldives Review 2016
Nice review Hillary. We just recently (in Nov) had a six night stay at Park Hyatt Hadahaa for our anniversary. We brought our 9 year old daughter with us. We were there exactly two years ago so this was our second trip to PHH. Some changes from our last visit are noted but nothing significant. We stayed using 2 Hyatt (chase) free nights and the rest with points and stayed in the entry level Park Villa. They did not charge us the extra person charge for our daughter which we were grateful for. We loved our villa with the beautiful, quiet, and secluded beach under the palm trees right out back and the coral reef and its rich marine life right out from the beach. Going out there and snorkeling (like the first time) together as a family was certainly a highlight and something we loved doing. Another thing we really like about the place is that since there are only 50 villas, even at maximum capacity it is such a peaceful and serene environment. You can often be at locations on the island such as the main beach at sunset and be the only ones there. We enjoyed the Island Grill which has a beautiful combination of fine dinning in a very laid back, toes in the sand tropical environment. The service was also wonderful as they always went out of their way responding almost immediately to our need or requests. We felt well taken care of. Over all our experience was great!
December 13, 2016
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Mark Y. added Salzburg, Austria as a favorite place for its culture and history
September 19, 2016
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Mark Y. added Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives as a favorite place for its beauty and nature
September 19, 2016
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Mark Y. added Thessaloniki, Greece as a favorite place for its great food/wine and history
September 19, 2016
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Mark Y. added Dubrovnik, Croatia as a favorite place for its beauty and history
September 19, 2016
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Mark Y. added Sveti Stefan, Montenegro as a favorite place for its beauty and history
September 19, 2016
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Mark Y. added Alotau, Papua New Guinea as a place to visit for its beauty and nature
September 19, 2016
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Mark Y. added Koror, Palau as a place to visit for its beauty and nature
September 19, 2016
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Mark Y. added Sydney, Australia as a place to visit for its beauty and culture
September 19, 2016
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Mark Y. commented on the post Best Ways to Use 100K Ultimate Rewards Points?
For a 100,000 points you can get 4 free nights at Park Hyatt Maldives. Couple that with the 2 bonus nights chase card offer and your all set! They had bumped up the resort up to category 7 but then brought it back down to 6 again. I noticed that there are other category 5 and 6 Park Hyatts out there as well.
September 19, 2016
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Mark Y. commented on the post Buy AAdvantage Miles at 1.89 Cents Per Mile and Best Awards After Devaluation
I just booked a round trip flight with Qatar Airways from Europe to the Maldives for 20,000 each way on Advantage points.
May 07, 2016
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Mark Y. commented on the post AMEX Business Card Signup Bonuses Once in a Lifetime
Hillary, Thanks again for your helpful information. I was target by AMEX with two offers, one for the Amex gold business (75,000 bonus) and the other for the platinum business card (150,000). Am I able to apply for both?? Can I do both at the same time??
April 21, 2016
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Mark Y. commented on the post Hyatt 2015 Category Changes: Park Hyatt Maldives Category 7
Please take note that Park Hyatt Maldives has switched back to category 6. I talked to a representative and they did confirm.
November 30, 2015
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Mark Y. commented on the post New Barclaycard Arrival Plus with Chip and PIN: Top 5 New Benefits
Greetings, I have found Arrival Plus to be a great credit card for the bonus and 2 points per usd on every purchase. Would it be worth while applying for the lower grade Arrival card for the 20,000 bonus points? Would they allow me to do that while having the Arrival Plus?
September 28, 2015
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Mark Y. commented on the post Park Hyatt Maldives: Most Expensive Extra Bed Fee Ever?
Hilary, Thanks for sharing that as well. We had visited Hadahaa last year in Nov. They had applied the extra person charge regulation after we booked our stay but we got them to waive the charge for our 8 year old daughter. We loved our stay so much we hope to return next year. I was relieved when they told me about the 3 person limit on award points. It certainly makes our goal to return more attainable since we will use mostly award points.
September 19, 2015
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Mark Y. commented on the post Park Hyatt Maldives: Most Expensive Extra Bed Fee Ever?
For your information, I have been informed directly from PHH that those that stay on award points are covered up to 3 persons. When paying cash though the extra person charge is automatically applied to the third person.
September 18, 2015
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Mark Y. commented on the post Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards Bonus Offers - February 2017
I don't see the Barclay Arrival Plus on the list! Is there a reason why?
March 27, 2015
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Mark Y. commented on the post Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards Bonus Offers - February 2017
I don't see the Barclay Arrival Plus on the list! Is there a reason why?
March 27, 2015