We are currently at the hotel. Will post more when we get back - but: It is open It is beautiful They claim the whole hotel is open (and full), but I am suspicious that is a white lie as I have not seen more than a dozen other guests No construction (at least that I can see) Staff to guest ratio is ridiculous (10 to 1, probably) Great location World class, SGS doesn't come close St. Regis-type design - you either like it or not. My wife loves it. We went to a cocktail party and spoke to the staff. Comment of the night? Asking about competition with the Peninsula, a member of management replied, "Please. They're on the other side of the river. You don't come to Bangkok to be Bridge and Tunnel." Zing. Speaking of Peninsula - we usually stay there. My wife's comment? "This place blows the Pensula away."