Jen and Kyle live from TTR!

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  1. Latina Y Gringo

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    We paid $3000 for 10 night trip, ocean view, including airfare from NYC, through Expedia.

    Best ocean view we've had of 3 trips (the first 2 were by volleyball court). We were on 3rd floor, 2nd room in from the end closest to ocean above the ramp up to large jacuzzi. It was noisy though, except from about 3am until 10am.

    Not ready for Premier yet, but think we'll probably do it in a year or two.
     
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    I noticed the roof, as well, when we were up in the tower looking down and thought it was odd design flaw
     
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    marshe The Original Hottie and Hellraiser Registered Member

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    Don't forget to factor in free nights and weeks.
    We have had 5 (7nights) free weeks during our membership years.
    And even you can't beat free searching websites
     
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    marshe The Original Hottie and Hellraiser Registered Member

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    I detect a weakening in the protective armor.
    Membership is neigh for you.
    First Steve, your next!
    The other naysayers will follow all in due time
     
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    That's true, to an extent.

    My new membership has 5 nights free in the Penthouse. I was told it's $2,000 per night value, so I said take it away and I'll pay $10K less. All of a sudden it didn't work that way :)

    I can't help but think the Penthouses are built solely to serve 'free nights' with Premier memberships. I cant see many people booking them off the site at the regular price but it seems many are being offered free nights there as part of their Premier package.
     
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    I need to get them on a referral! ;)
     
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    marshe The Original Hottie and Hellraiser Registered Member

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    It is all about the members deck and premier bar, the best bar on the property, ( remember the sad lil portable membrs bar-stand on the beach, that it replaced?), the members' bartenders (Gerry and Adan) and the 60 day guarantee reservation for any week of the year.
    Those are our fav perks...besides the awesome nightly rate we pay.
    We pay the same for NYE as we pay for Week 8 or Easter.
    Can't find a decent AO for NYE for what we pay as members at TTR.
     
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    Us too!
    But that is prolly solicitation and not allowed round here
     
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    That really looks like a lot of wasted space. Maybe they have some future plans for it?
     
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    Jen&Kyle I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    I did an extensive search thru discount sites and then on the TTR site itself for availability and rates for the Penthouse. I can't find any nights it shows as available so I don't think they are even selling them yet. The master suite rate ranges from $700-$950 so that gives you a frame of reference for possible Penthouse prices.
     
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    Jen&Kyle I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Throw in some of those Penthouse nights and you have a deal!!!
     
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    Jen&Kyle I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    For me it is all about the price. But I don't value the perks too much. I don't care about a special bar. We don't visit on peak nights typically like NYE or Halloween. Couldn't care less about the color of the towels. Found enough things on the menu we love (especially this trip) that I didn't even read the Premier portion of the menu. I book my trip in minutes via an app.

    I did need help getting in the first weekend of November so this was the first time having a premier connection hooked me up.
    And I did wish I could get my own shots of fireball. ha
    And I do think we will be visiting more now that TTR is back at the level we prefer for our vacations. As the kids get older maybe NYE and Halloween become possibilities.
    So IF they can compete with the rates I can get online then why not. But before they sold out I was looking at lower $300's for Bash for first weekend of November. Even with the premier discount I am paying $356 now. So the price still isn't competitive.
     
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    Jen&Kyle I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Yes, so every calculation I have done to compare prices includes the free nights. I do not include any RCI benefits as we wouldn't use that.

    So this is what I do...
    (Contract price / (# of nights in contract + # of free nights)) + (rate for room from TTR * % discount for the room we would likely stay in) = my nightly cost. Now I realize those free nights don't cost me anything on the room but that factor is single digit dollars when you even it out over the full contract. I then compare that rate to what I can get on discount sites. Pre TTR closure the discount site won. During TTR closure doing the same calc for Desire (of course the supply of rooms was less with TTR closed resulting in the discounts being more difficult to find and not as good) and the discount sites still won, albeit not by much. With the TTR reopening I am already finding a bigger spread between premier price and discount price for TTR and for Desire as the Discounts for Desire came back in full force in August and I have been able to find really good discounts for the soft opening. To be determined re how the calc will work out come regular opening.

    So I am not doing this on feelings. I am using good old fashioned math. I plan to try again in November :) I really want premier to win this time.
     
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    Thank you for all the posts... been living vicariously through you until I get there in Oct!
    Question... how are the regular included wines?
     
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    This thread is solidly on to page two of the most viewed threads of all time. Look out "Running Buffet..."
     
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    Oh noooo...you're not even supposed to think those words!!!!!:eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Shots of Fireball?
    Hell, buy the top of the line membership, you get your own bottle
     
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    JEN & KYLE!!!

    Words cannot describe how happy your review makes me. I'm glad you guys had an awesome time. Thanks for making me insanely jealous!!! XOXO
     
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    Jen&Kyle I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Your ears must of been burning. We were just talking about you guys last week. Wondering when u will try out the new TTR?

    Hope all is well!!!
     
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    That large open space should have been the BASH party space in nice weather and the location below should have been covered more and then used if there was rain. The current/lower location would have still been open to the view and breezes, etc.

    My 2 cents.


    They may have plans to put a miniature golf course up there. I can only imagine the design, the holes you'd have to get your balls into.
    LoL