I'm not looking to spend a lot of cheap out either. I have points with all of the major programs, and have IC RA status, Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Diamond. I've stayed at the IC BKK in a Diplomatic Suite. I won't wind up in that room on this trip. It'll be a two-night weekend stay so I'd use a BOGO cert, which is no longer valid to book suites. So presumably I'd book a club room, get a club suite, paying the BOGO rate. I've never stayed at the Grand Hyatt Erawan. Could use 2 free suite nights, could use paid nights with confirmed suite upgrade. Won't exactly wind up in the spa cottages. Conrad Bangkok is an option, would probably pay. Thinking about the new St Regis but no longer have SPG Plat status, gave it up with greater focus on other programs though I suppose if I really wanted to be a Platinum again I'd assign some meeting spend to myself at work and could do so but others have been taking the meeting spend and I've been ok with it. So just a SPG Gold here these days. If it were just a one-night stay I'd consider staying down on the river, waking up and having breakfast at the Royal Orchid Sheraton and calling it good, but I'll be ther for ~ 48 hours... land and want to be close to the hotel, spend the next day most of the day out and about, then next day probably close to the property before headng to USM. Not likely to splurge for paid rate at the Pen. Not a huge fan of the MO, though I could imagine myself heading over to Sala Rim Naan just for the bua loy. Sheraton Grande is a standby of course, it's a great hotel, but without status...? What do y'all think?