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Honeymoon Question

Hi and good morning ladies.  Hope everyone is having a great Friday.  FI and I are starting to look at honeymoon destinations, and I have a question.  We are looking somewhere on the beach, good food, etc.  Beyond that, not too picky.  I work for a Hilton property, and get an excellent employee rate at any hotel properties in my chain.  It is pretty awesome - we stayed five nights in New Orleans for $39 a night.  My question is - would it be in my best interest to book our honeymoon at this room rate, and pay on our own for food, etc. or would an all inclusive be more cost effective?Thanks for the tips! Have a great day!

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    I think with that rate, you'd be better off paying for your own food, side trips, etc.
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    Probably a silly question, but does Hilton have any AIs?
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    I would use your discount.  That way you can eat wherever you want. 

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    They do, but we don't get much of a discount, if any, at their "resort" style hotels.  It is mostly for Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Doubletree, Hampton, etc.  The rates get a little higher at the high end properties like Waldorf and Conrad.
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    I would stick with your employee room rate...which is a pretty sweet deal!
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    It is a sweet deal.  If any of you ladies are looking for part time jobs, try a hotel.  You only have to work there 6 months to get the rate.  I use it a LOT.  Went to see FI for a week in Florida, and stayed at a Hampton for $29 a night.
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    No kidding, NYE.  I used to work for Hyatt and I stayed in the most amazing suite in Seattle for like, $59/night.
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    Don't forget the airfare. You might get a cheaper deal that combines air and hotel (and maybe food) than paying on your own for both the hotel and the air (and food). Only way to know is to do some real research.
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    That is awesome - I should look into part time jobs! I think it depends on what kind of honeymooners you plan to be - if you think you'll lounge by the pool all day, drink fruity drinks and eat dinner in, all-inclusive might be a good option. If you want to explore the area and do lots of activities, definitely stick to your employee rate. It might be cheaper either way, I'm not sure where you're looking. Drinks and snacks can just add up fast if you plan to be at the hotel pool/beach most of the time!
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    Thanks for all the tips.  Most places only let you look at rooms, etc. a year in advance, and we are a little over a year out.  I will do some research.  FI thinks we are going to lounge and relax, but I think that will get old fast.!
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    I'd take the employee rate and buy my own food. More fun to explore that way. But I'm also anti-AI period, so take that with a grain of salt ;)
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