This is my first time at betterbidding and also my first trip to Hawaii.
I was confused a bit about which hotels are in which zones on Priceline in Maui.
I was looking to bid on a 5-star hotel in Wailea-Makena (probably the Four Seasons or Hotel Wailea - but I'm guessing more likely Hotel Wailea since its cheaper). No other zones in Maui have 5* on Priceline. So I thought I was pretty safe to try re-bidding by adding zones.
However I noticed the following disclaimer at the top of the Name Your Own Bid page for Maui: "Please note: Kaanapali, Hawaii is located within the Maui Island, HI region and may or may not be in one of the areas listed below."
I'm a bit confused because a) There are separate zones listed for North- Kaanapali and South-Kaanapali. So how is it that Kaanapali itself "may or may not be in one of the areas listed below"? And is there a chance that some Kaanapali hotels end up in the Wailea zone?
I ask because there is also the Ritz-Carlton, which is in Kaanapali and is a 5*. But we're trying to avoid that one due to its specific location. It's the cheapest of the 5* hotels listed on Priceline.
Since Wailea is the only area on the Name Your Own Price page that actually lists a 5* hotel in Hawaii (no Kaanapali zone lists any 5* despite the presence of the Ritz) is there a risk that somehow if I bid on a 5* hotel in Wailea that I'd actually get the Ritz-Carlton, even though it's not in the Wailea area?
Alternatively, if I bid only on Wailea and then have to add one or more of the Kaanapali zones as part of the rebidding process, is there a risk that I could get Ritz-Carlton (even though there are no 5* hotels in Kaanapali listed on the Name Your own Price page?)