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Best option for SPG hotel in Bangkok?

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It will be 4 years by the time I return to Asia, but I've just booked a 2 week trip for next July! We were finally able to use our United miles to book Business/ First the whole way so I'm very excited. We'll be visiting www.theplf.org in Siem Reap for the first part of the trip, then plan on flying through Bangkok and spending 2 nights there on our way to Myanmar.

We've been to Bangkok many times, but not since 2009. We've stayed at the Peninsula several times, the Royal Orchid Sheraton, and the Westin Grand. For this trip, the Peninsula is our of our price range (at least as of today, maybe some deals will show up as we get closer). I don't want to stay at the ROS again (as much as I love the river, I don't love the area surrounding the hotel) or the Westin.

I have SPG Gold status and enough points to pay for the rooms in full with points or do cash+points.

These are the choices I'm contemplating:
Le Meridian-7,000 SPG points/night or 3500 points +$55/night
St Regis- 20,000 points/night or 10,000 points + $180/night
Plaza Athenee-7,000 SPG points/night
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit-10,000 points/night or 5000 points +$75/night

I'm leaning toward the Sheraton Grande as I think the location is good and I've read that it was recently renovated. Seems to be good value.
I'm tempted by the St Regis, but the cost may be a bit too steep. Not sure I want to "spend" 40,000 points for 2 nights there. Is it worth it?
I don't really know anything about the Le Meridian (though I've read the neighborhood wasn't great) or the Plaza Athenee.

If any of these hotels tends to treat SPG Gold members better (as opposed to only Platinum) then that might be an incentive. I'd like to book soon because in my experience the rooms available for points tend to disappear.

Thanks!

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