TL;DR: Will I get much better service at the St. Regis Maldives if I am Ambassador instead of Titanium? Is considering lifetime platinum status worthwhile if I already have lifetime Global Services?
Lifetime United Global Services (companion) which currently awards Marriott Platinum
2 years lifetime Marriott Platinum but only ~80ish lifetime nights (not counting this year)
Currently on track to hit about 170 Marriott elite qualifying nights this year (with the 2x promo and free EQNs this year) and am currently at Titanium
Current 2021 spend of only $10,000 at Marriott properties
All my travel is personal so I have flexibility to travel during off-peak times to whatever locations are most optimal. I hope to hit around 100 nights traveler per year whenever we reach a new normal.
I am planning a 15 day Maldives trip later this year. Moving between hotels is not a concern. Ideally, I would like optimal status at every place I stay at for this trip.
I have heard great things about the St. Regis Maldives which makes it a must for me. However, after reading some reviews, I would also like to visit the Park Hyatt Maldives.
I have about 75 nights and ~5k spend left on my current trip. I very seldom stay at non-Marriott properties unless it is something I am genuinely curious about (like the Park Hyatt Maldives)?
Will I receive noticeably better service/upgrades at the St. Regis Maldives as an Ambassador instead of a Platinum?
Furthermore, is my Marriott lifetime EQN count worth considering when evaluating a Hyatt Globalist run? Because I will have Bonvoy Platinum through United Global Services for the foreseeable future, I am considering grinding out 600 EQNs ASAP and hitting the 10 year requirement through United. If I did that, I could focus every subsequent year on getting Hyatt Globalist status. However, it also means that I will either not stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives or stay without any status.
All thoughts, feedback, and suggestions would be highly appreciated.
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Are there any other destinations where you can’t really go sightseeing and just stay in a resort because each resort is its own private island the way it is in Maldives and Bora Bora? I want to go on a vacation like that for my Babymoon but have already been to both. (Without keeping COVID-19 in mind, I might go next year after I have my baby if health restrictions don’t allow for it)