Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit opened in March 1996, and is generally considered to be one of the better 5 star hotel options in this area of Sukhumvit Road Bangkok. One of the best features of this hotel in terms of transport accessibility is its direct covered link to the BTS on the Sukhumvit line which enables both guests on business and leisure to reach a number of areas of the city very quickly. SPG Platinum members also like this hotel as it gives a number of benefits in addition to the SPG program requirements. Any guest can actually buy these benefits, which are titled Grande Deluxe, and include free Buffet Breakfast, Free Evening Cocktails at 3 Venues, and Free High Speed Internet. The benefits are priced at 1500 BHT +++ usually and are quite a good value considering breakfast is 740 BHT+++ per person and internet is 560 BHT +++. My most recent stay at this hotel was in January (2 weeks ago), and was for one night for meetings. I really like the location of this hotel as the meetings I need to usually attend to in BKK are also directly on this line of the BTS, so it is very effecient and convenient. The hotel recognizes repeat guests very well, and provides little gifts after the 10th, 15th, 20th stay etc. The gifts can include specialty upgrades, discounts for dining, free champagne- it is not a huge deal, however a very nice touch. I received a free Sunday Jazz Brunch for two on this most recent stay. In terms of room quality- the rooms are quite nice, and are a mix between Thai style and Sheraton- don't really know another way to describe them- they have updated the televison/av to flat screen, however there have not been major rennovations in a number of years. The hotel is rumored to start rennovation in the third quarter of this year, however this is just a rumor. All rooms have a separate shower and bath, a walk in closet with large safe, and a nice desk for working. I wouldn't compare the furnishings to the Mandarin Oriental, Pen, or Four Seasons, however they are good quality and very nice. Nice high points of this hotel are: 1. The Pool- great set up outdoor on the 5th floor with a tropical garden setting 2. The Jazz Bar- Best in Bangkok I think with headline artists and great service 3. Sunday Brunch- One of the top 3 in the city 4. Service- Very fast, very thoughtful, and professional 5. Basil- The onsite Thai restaurant is excellent for a hotel restaurant- you will see a number of locals dining here One of the few complaints that is often heard here is that the checkin desk is crowded- apparently you can avoid this by using the hotel car on arrival (in car checkin)- however I don't do this because the hotel car is 2X the price of the AOT cars at BKK- which are just as good. A lot of people also like to hotel hop here across the street with the Westin (the BKK mattress run for stay credits)- I have never actually done this- however the hotel seems very familiar with this and will even help with your luggage. I rank this hotel #4 in Bangkok currently, just behind the Four Seasons, Pen, and Mandarin Oriental. Keep in mind that with a little shopping around this hotel can be usually booked for between 4000 BHT and 7000 BHT (lowest to highest prices based on BKK demand) which makes it fabulous value for Bangkok. One last tip (again)- do not miss the Sunday Jazz Brunch- it is truly one of the best I have seen anywhere.