Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 A tour operator overwhelmingly mentioned on another site
  2. 2 Eating in India
  3. 3 Help with our time in Mandalay, please
  4. 4 Online Store to buy Ballet Flats
  5. 5 Trekking in India
  6. 6 Where best to stay in Penang
  7. 7 Best beaches in Sri Lanka
  8. 8 Vietnam - September 2015
  9. 9 Yangon Birthday Dinner
  10. 10 Hotel in Hanoi
  11. 11 17-Day Itinerary
  12. 12 Trip Report Myanmar- Popular Sights and even a few hospitals!
  13. 13 Advice on tour company to Sri Lanka
  14. 14 Kavey April 2016 Japan Itinerary Planning
  15. 15 Need Help for the itinerary
  16. 16 Trip Report Sweltering, steamy, sizzingly southern India--It was hot!
  17. 17 India On Arrival Visa
  18. 18 vietnam transportation
  19. 19 Where to eat on a budget in Tokyo
  20. 20 Old post about handycraft area in Luang Prabang
  21. 21 Trip Report Five Days in Ha Giang - Unforgettable
  22. 22 Trip Report 4 wonderful solo weeks in South Korea
  23. 23 Trip Report 12 days in Japan
  24. 24 Qatar airlines to mumbai
  25. 25 Best place to get a SIM card or phone for Japan, India?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Best option for SPG hotel in Bangkok?

Jump to last reply

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!

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement