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#1 JenniferSS

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    Posted 23 December 2009 - 05:41 PM

    This is a fantastic promotion!

    NEW PROMOTION FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS

    “Bride and Groom Stay Free” HAS been IMPROVED and simplified:

    Booking window : Wedding CONTRACTS received from December 23th, 2009 – April 15th, 2010

    Travel Window : December 23th, 2009 – December 22st, 2011


    Hotels:
    El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort by Karisma
    El Dorado Casitas Royale, by Karisma
    El Dorado Seaside Suites, by Karisma
    El Dorado Maroma a Beachfront Resort, by Karisma
    Azul Sensatori Hotel, by Karisma
    Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma
    Hidden Beach Resort


    Groups from 5 to 15 rooms receive:
    20% discount off room rates
    20% discount off private events

    Groups of 16 to 30 rooms receive:
    Bride & Groom Stay Free
    20% discount off room rates
    20% discount off private events

    Groups of 31 rooms or more receive:
    Bride & Groom Stay Free
    *1 additional complimentary room (double occupancy) for every 15 paid rooms
    20% discount off room rates
    20% discount off private events



    How to Book “Bride & Groom Stay Free” promotion:

    A copy of the final rooming list must be provided to the wedding coordinator no later than 45 days prior to arrival.
    Group Room Discount – Travel Agent will be required to reserve a group room block through tour operators.
    Promotion is only valid on reservations booked within the room block through the same travel agent and tour operator.
    Rooms booked outside of the room block will not apply to total counts.
    Private Event Discounts – Discounts will be applied by the wedding coordinator on the final wedding detail sheet.
    •Discount only applies to food and beverage portion of event.
    Free Stay – Room category for the wedding couple’s free stay (and all additional free rooms) is in the lead in category or the lowest category & number of nights booked under the group contract. Extra nights and category upgrades will be based on tour operators existing rates.
    2011 & 2012 Travel Dates: Valid 2010 rates will apply until final rates are agreed.
    Free Wedding Package: If a free wedding package is offered and bride / groom’s room is free, they must upgrade to the qualifying category (or have another member of their group staying in it) in order to receive the free package.

    This promotion is not combinable with other promotions. If other offers are available then the greater room discount offer will apply.

    Valid for bookings originating in the USA market only.

    This promotion is combinable with the “Free Wedding Package”. Bookings must be made into the qualifying category prior to free upgrades. If bride and groom receive a free room as part of this promotion then at least one other room in the group needs to be booked in the qualifying category for the said number of nights and have the required amount of additional room nights in order to receive the free wedding package. Or the bride & groom must upgrade to the qualifying category in order to receive the free wedding package.

    #2 katken

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      Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:18 PM

      This is a REALLY great deal...about six months late for me but I'm sure will benefit a lot of brides out there!

      #3 Afrommert

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        Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:51 PM

        FYI, i was told, to get those group 20% discounts you have to be booked in blocks for your whole group, which is not always the best rate. I was told i dont get 20% off my private reception because I was not booked in a group rate through my travel agent.

        #4 amybermuda

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          Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:26 PM

          I was told the same thing. My TA was pretty close to refusing to book a block of rooms b/c she didn't want to take on the liability for it. Oh well, hope someone gets to use the 20% off!

          #5 kathrat

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            Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:18 PM

            Would I be eligible for this promotion if my wedding is June 11, 2010? My TA told me this was ONLY for 2011/2012 weddings.

            #6 daniepps

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              Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:22 PM

              If I booked with the previous bride and groom stay free program, will it change to this one?

              #7 taylorwd

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                Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:02 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by amybermuda
                I was told the same thing. My TA was pretty close to refusing to book a block of rooms b/c she didn't want to take on the liability for it. Oh well, hope someone gets to use the 20% off!
                Hm, that's interesting. We went with the group contract and a block of rooms and it's been a lifesaver! In fact, our TA pushed for us to go this route. It meant our rates were locked in as well as our families, right from the start. No having to worry about getting people to book close to the wedding date--the planning is stressful enough without wondering when/if your guests are going to book!

                It's interesting to hear what other people are being told by their TA's.

                #8 momichele

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                  Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:15 PM

                  Original I had a TA but she didn't recommend us to block a group of rooms b/c we would have to put a deposit on the rooms. When we got our room prices they were alot higher then we were told. I was about to change resorts but my dad called Karisma and spoke to a TA and they are giving us 20% off all rooms once we have 5 rooms block. We also get 20% off our private dinner event. This was a huge help. If we didn't get the price down I was going to one of the Dreams which was my second choice. I am so glad it worked out b/c Azul Sensatori was so much nicer.

                  #9 amybermuda

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                    Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:26 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by momichele
                    Original I had a TA but she didn't recommend us to block a group of rooms b/c we would have to put a deposit on the rooms. When we got our room prices they were alot higher then we were told. I was about to change resorts but my dad called Karisma and spoke to a TA and they are giving us 20% off all rooms once we have 5 rooms block. We also get 20% off our private dinner event. This was a huge help. If we didn't get the price down I was going to one of the Dreams which was my second choice. I am so glad it worked out b/c Azul Sensatori was so much nicer.
                    Michelle, do you know who your Dad spoke with? Can you get us some more information? When did you sign your wedding contract?

                    #10 JenniferSS

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                      Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:45 PM

                      This may be a different promotion than what they had when you originally booked- this one just came out when I postedthe info!

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by kathrat
                      Would I be eligible for this promotion if my wedding is June 11, 2010? My TA told me this was ONLY for 2011/2012 weddings.





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