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Ritz Carlton- Reconnect Package

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Ritz Carlton- Reconnect Package

Has anyone booked the Ritz Carlton using the Reconnect Package? It is 449.00 per night but includes a resort view room, daily breakfast for two plus a credit of 100.00 per night you are there. I am curious to what the breakfast includes and if the 100.00 credit can be used anytime, anywhere on property.

We are curretnly booked in a garden view room for 349.00 per night. I'm not sure if the credit and breakfast will be worth the difference. That basically means we'll have to eat at least one meal on property each day. Any thoughts?

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1. Re: Ritz Carlton- Reconnect Package

I'd suggest contacting the hotel directly to get the specifics as these packages can change frequently. Same with restaurant menus so the breakfast selection may not be the same as someone else experienced. Below is the hotels website (in case you don't have it). You can look at menus etc. but I don't think there are any prices.

ritzcarlton.com/en/…Default.htm

$100 a day night not be a lot considering that people have commented that it is very expensive there. It also ties you down to spending the money there rather thn going to many of the other wonderful restaurants. I'd ask if you have to spend the $100 each day or is it cummulative (you could spend nothing the first day but $200 on your second day for a fancy dinner and drinks).

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I also would question adding extra $$$ as you can easily get breakfast nearby elsewhwere for less and there are SO many other excellent dining options nearby that afford a lot better island experience than being limited to what is at the Ritz. I think you will find a light breakfast and snack-y type lunch followed by a nice dinner at places such as Casanova, Calypso Grille, Luca, Edoardo's, Copper Falls, etc. will offer you a far better experience than being tied to an almost Ritz-only venue for your GC vacation...that is unless you are one who prefers to spend most/all of you time in a convention-esques enviornment. Ritz is upscale and nice, but if you pretty much confine your time at the Ritz on GC, you might not know you pretty much haven't spent your time at a nice hotel in Las Vegas (without the casinos!).

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Thanks everyone. After thinking about it I don't think we'll do it. We plan on being out and about and don't want to be tied down to meals at the hotel. Plus, we aren't HUGE breakfast eaters so we can both get by with some cereal or yogurt and fruit which we can pick up somewhere I'm sure. I also plan on asking for a little fridge for our room so I can put some things in there.

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Sounds like a much better plan, especially the fridge. This will allow you to have drinks, your yogurt, milk for your cereal, juice, etc. All of that you can get at Foster's Supermarket, which is nearby. Just get some disposable silverware, bowls, and glsses and you're all set for breakfast in your room. Spend your money at some of the local restaurants instead of the Ritz.

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You can eat breakfast at Eats across the street for $20 for 2! Are you aware that the garden rooms are across the street from the beach?

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We booked under the Reconnect package last June, and we really enjoyed the breakfasts...It was a buffet, but they also had omelet and waffle stations, which the kids loved. The $100 credit is cumulative...We had the kids in some of the kids' programs, and my husband and I took some tennis lessons, so we didn't have a problem using up the credit...

We were there for 8 days and the first 5 were spent at the Meridian condo just a few doors down...It was nice to spend the last 3 at the Ritz, but it would have been too expensive to stay there the whole time...You'll love it!!

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Yes, we are fully aware that our room is not beach front. It's all connected though. It's only a 5 minute walk so who cares? We will be at the Ritz in Grand Cayman. We'll see the beach plenty that I'd rather save the 150.00 per night difference and spend it on other things. People get so dang picky about room locations. You are just sleeping there after all. :)

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When are you going? I just booked the reconnect package for September, but it's only $349/night for a Garden View, $369 for a resort view and $399/night for an ocean view. You can use the $100 for the Ambassadors programs, the spa and for meals. We want to try Blue - Eric Ripert's restaurant at the resort (I'm a big fan of Le Bernardin in NYC) for 2 prix fixe dinners there plus drinks, you would pay over $200 - not to mention the La Prarie Spa - one massage can cost $200 - I guess it all depends on what you normally do while on vacation - While we love to go out and explore the places we visit while eating at the wonderful restaurants outside of the resort, we also like to get at least one spa treatment each, so that would be where we use our resort credit, and then breakfast would be free, so it's worth it for us. If you don't do the spa and hotel restaurants it is not worth it.

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9. Re: Ritz Carlton- Reconnect Package

If you don't have one already, you should consider a platinum AMEX. You can take advantage of their fine hotels and resorts program. For example, I just booked a mid-August trip at the Ritz GC - ocean front room $349/night, including breakfast buffet for two each day, $100 resort credit, guaranteed 4:00 pm checkout and upgrade to a suite if available. The annual fee for the card is steep ($450), but each year I do the economics and the card has more than paid for itself.

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10. Re: Ritz Carlton- Reconnect Package

We are going July 31st-August 4th. The cheapest we could get with a reconnect package was 449.00 for a resort view room. I just decided to save the 100.00 for use outside of the hotel and on activities. We plan on doing a light breakfast anyways. You certainly got a great deal though!