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Le Meridien, Bora Bora (rebranding to Westin, Opening May 2024) [Master Thread]

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Le Meridien, Bora Bora (rebranding to Westin, Opening May 2024) [Master Thread]

Old Jul 26, 2019, 3:47 am
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Originally Posted by mfan
That is unbelievably cheap for this property. Are you sure you didn't miss a 0? The lowest I have ever seen is about 3x that amount and that's for the "Classic" bungalows, which do not have direct access to the lagoon and may not be over water. I'm not sure, but I don't think they have the see thru floor panel either.

I was monitoring the prices for a while before I booked ours using Marriott Bonvoy points.
I saw the rate too, but only for very few dates in July.
May it was a mistake (something like the reimbursement rate from Marriott for Point bookings).
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Old Jul 29, 2019, 9:39 pm
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Is it normal they charge 60k points per night plus cash upgrade?
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by DUflyer
I just saw they have rooms for 13300 XPF/night in July. That seems incredibly cheap for Bora Bora, but I haven't monitored prices at this hotel in the past.
July 2019 or July 2020?

If July 2020 I would have booked right away at that price. I am not targeting this property in BB (prefer StR or Conrad) but at that price I would stay no matter what.

If July 2019 then I guess not a lot of people will make last minute plans like that, but if so then you have gotten yourself a great deal! ^
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 10:15 am
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Anyone knows what Platinum elite gets in terms of benefits? Breakfast, club lounge access?
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Old Aug 2, 2019, 12:08 am
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Originally Posted by escape4
July 2019 or July 2020?

If July 2020 I would have booked right away at that price. I am not targeting this property in BB (prefer StR or Conrad) but at that price I would stay no matter what.

If July 2019 then I guess not a lot of people will make last minute plans like that, but if so then you have gotten yourself a great deal! ^
July 2019. The cheap dates were over 7 days out. I would have cancelled my Thalasso points booking and gone there instead for that rate. But we will only go in September.
Is it possible to change a points booking to a cash booking within the 30 days no refund window?
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Old Aug 2, 2019, 12:09 am
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Originally Posted by flybie
Anyone knows what Platinum elite gets in terms of benefits? Breakfast, club lounge access?
Breakfast and lagoon access...
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Old Aug 2, 2019, 7:55 am
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Has anyone been able to reach the property? Every time I call during normal business hours it rings and rings and rings.

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Old Aug 4, 2019, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by mfan
Yes, it is, but can take 2-3 weeks or longer for the refund to show up in your account. I didn't realize this when I found and made several award reservations so I can compare airfares and consult with my wife to decide on the best date. I was shocked when I got the credit card statement...
I made an one night reservation using 60K points for next June and was charged 57000 XPF deposit.. I was quite shocked. But anyhow, if I cancel, can I just cancel online or do I have to call Marriott Rewards? Will the refund just automatically issued after the reservation is cancelled?

I have the same night reserved at Conrad where no deposit was charged. I am thinking just sticked with Conrad since I have 6 nights after that.. Additional transportation cost between LM and Conrad might not be worth the 1night at LM.
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Old Aug 5, 2019, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by frenchie2
I made an one night reservation using 60K points for next June and was charged 57000 XPF deposit.. I was quite shocked.
Is it legal to take such a high cash deposit for a points booking? I don't know of any other hotel that does that.
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Old Aug 8, 2019, 7:32 pm
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Do they allow kids in the OWBs? I have booked an OWB for next year on points for only 2 adults. But now I think we can take our kid as well for the trip. Do I need to rebook?
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Old Aug 19, 2019, 11:39 am
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When booking standard OWB, do SNAs get a premium OWB or something else?

Also, if I can redeem points for a stay of X consecutive nights, but when I try to check for X-1 nights within the same date span the website tells me that they are not taking redemption bookings, is that a Bonvoy issue or hotel's fault?
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Old Aug 20, 2019, 2:41 am
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Originally Posted by techie
When booking standard OWB, do SNAs get a premium OWB or something else?

Also, if I can redeem points for a stay of X consecutive nights, but when I try to check for X-1 nights within the same date span the website tells me that they are not taking redemption bookings, is that a Bonvoy issue or hotel's fault?

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Old Aug 22, 2019, 12:04 am
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Anyone know how long it takes the hotel to issue the refund for the $500+ deposit they charged? I decided to cancel my one night booking for June.
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Old Aug 23, 2019, 2:57 pm
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If this property a cat 7 or cat 8? It shows a cat 7 now....
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Old Aug 24, 2019, 6:13 am
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I did a few honeymoon redemption searches for kicks and also received the message that this property is not taking redemption bookings at this time.
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