question to OP - what kind of price range are you looking at?
and to those whove been to cipriani, will the palazzi be open in may?
(saw this on the website >)
The main hotel is open from 9th March to 18 November 2007,
Palazzo Vendramin and Palazzetto are open from 7th April 2007 to 6th January 2008.
rates would be high season at cipriani (from 850 euros in May 2008 - ouch). not sure about bauer hotels. (looks like from ~500 euros now)
OTOH cipriani does have 3rd, 4th, and 7th night free packages.
(although i dont remember seeing a restriction saying you cant book 2 free 3rd nights back to back.. so youd get 33% off 6 nights..)
ok talked to spg about awards. one thing i learned is you cant combine cash&points with room/suite upgrades, nor can you book an award and then upgrade using cash, except when checking in at the property.
so the good looking award options >
- 32,500 - room with good view (~800 euros now)
- 22,500 - jr suite with good view (~500 euros now) (lists online as room)
- 40,000 - suite with good view (~1100 euros now) (lists online as jr suite)
there is a grand room with view or something like that at the E&R (~500 euros now) for price comparison. (but you cant get it with award and NO award options have a view