Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bangkok Hotel Hopping Weekend: Introduction


This was supposed to be the week we headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil thanks to the Turkish Air mistake fare but we opted out of it when we found the mistake fare on Emirates to Maldives. Wish we could afford both the time and money to do both! We had already bought our positioning flights on Air Asia to Bangkok for the cancelled Sao Paulo trip and since the flights were non-refundable, we headed to Bangkok for a couple of nights for a much needed short break (Work was killing me for the last couple of weeks and I was working even till the night we got to Bangkok).

We ended up staying at 3 different hotels the 3 nights we were in Bangkok! We needed a night in the Hilton to make up the 3 qualifying stays for Hilton Gold Status till March 2013 thanks for a Visa Signature Challenge. The Hilton was on high end of our budget and we needed another place to stay for the other 2 nights. Accor was having it's annual Super Sale during the time we were going to be in Bangkok and we decided to split the stay between the Vie Hotel and Pullman due to supposedly Aclub Gold Status recognition and perks at these hotels. (Only Mgallery, Pullman and Sofitel hotels offer room upgrades for Aclub premium guests).

Staying in 3 different hotels in nights was somewhat of a hassle having to move hotels everyday after lunch. I wouldn't recommend doing this for "pure" tourists hoping to do sight seeing and other touristy stuff. Having been to Bangkok before, this short trip was mainly focused on eating, lounging by the pool, shopping and the cheap massages in Bangkok so the moving around did not actually bother our schedule that much. At the end of the day, we were happy to try new hotels that we never stayed before and we're pretty sure next time we're back in Bangkok, we will be staying in the Vie Hotel. Details to follow...

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