I'm heading to Bangkok for four nights in May and staying on PC points. I do realize that, generally speaking, hotels are cheap in Bangkok and point stays do not give the best "value," but in my current financial situation if I didn't use points, I likely wouldn't be going. Before the award price changes, I was trying to decided between the HI or CP there at 25K a night. However, after the change, the HI is down to 20K, the CP is still 25K, but to add a wrinkle, I believe the IC has dropped to 30K. I am a PC platinum and aware that point stays usually aren't eligible for perks like upgrades. However, I've been successful and lucky getting platinum perks in the past on point stays in several locations. So the question is, should I go for the HI or CP and possibly get a suite upgrade and elite treatment in a lesser quality hotel, or should I use a few more points and go for a standard room experience at the IC since I have no ambassador status? I understand the fiscal point value in deciding between the properties, but I'm wondering how the overall experience would differ. If I had ambassador or RA status, it would be a no-brainer, but since I don't, I'm having a tough time deciding. Can anyone here who has been to these properties comment on their experience? Thanks!