Trip to Thailand in Februar 2012 -> Question to the Specialists here

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  1. Mark.Dragon
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    Hello friends!

    Because i know here some folks around who know much better than me about travelling here:
    In Middle of Februar next year i want to spend some weeks in Thailand again and i just wunder if i should book now or maybe better wait for some offers or promotions at the end of the year?

    I know there is High Season there but what would you think - is there a opportunity to get Hotelrooms for good prices later ....

    I want to spend some days in Bangkok (as a Platinum i would prefer SPG - like in the ROS i hear here so much about... ) and around 10 to 12 days in the Khao Lak area (maybe Khao Lak Resort?)!

    I would be very thankful for some advisement and every trick you can offer me...
    And if you have a nice "secret" Hotel for a relaxing holiday - i will happy to get some tips! ;)

    Thank you!

    Greetings Mark
     
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    February is at the end of Thailand's tourism high season. For Bangkok, if you can find some good C&P or Starpicks offers that extends that far ahead, I'd go ahead and book them. For instance, the THB 3,030++ ($120 ai) for Royal Orchid Sheraton is a great offer especially for Platinums (breakfast by the river, lounge access, very good possibility of suite upgrade, etc.). SPG has a variety of excellent hotels with great value in Bangkok, the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit (SGS) is a luxury collection property and you can use the SPG50 rate which is THB 3,750++. The SGS offers great status recognition for Platinums, such as upgrade to a Grande Suite with butler service, breakfast at its restaurant, various happy hour venues, etc. Or, for more of a "Thai" experience, you can try the Plaza Athenee which offers great rates that are often less than THB 4K, and they do open good C&P rates on their website sometimes. For ultra-luxury, you might want to try the modern St. Regis Bangkok which seldom has great C&P rates but often is available on Starpicks.

    As for Khao Lak, maybe someone else is more qualified to give you some suggestions. :)
     
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    ´Thank you Kalboz for your help! It will surely help me very much... :)

    So at all it dont must be a SPG property in Khao Lak -> a nice and relaxing "normal" Hotel will be fine also!
    Just want some quite and relaxing time at the wunderful beaches there ;)

    If somebody have spend a good time somewere there i will be happy to hear about you Experiences

    Greetings Mark
     
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    You are very welcome Mark.

    For Bangkok, SPG also offers some "bargain" properties with good values but hardly any upgrades. The newly opened Four Points by Sheraton Sukhumvit and the upcoming Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit are both under $100/night all in, including breakfast buffet, WIFI, happy hour, etc. Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit is scheduled to open October 1, 2011, with introductory rate of $84 ai.

    As for Phuket, we stayed at the Burasari Hotel which is located in the south area of Patong Beach, and, thus, I am not familiar with the Khao Lak area. But AFAIK, most (if not all) "worthy" properties at Khao Lak that we have read alot about here and on FT are international hotel chains such as Le Meridien, JW Marriott, etc. Khao Lak area is an hour drive north of HKT and has great beaches and is adjacent to two national parks, but it is a bit isolated.

    Do you have any status with IHG?

    Koh Phi Phi is very nice if you stay at a decent place. The Zeavola usually goes for around $300++/night for a Village Suite (40 SQM living room space & a King bed). Also, the Holiday Inn Koh Phi Phi, using Steve Sickle F&F’s rate to book, will get you the Coral Beach Studio for less than $250++ per night. Those resorts are great for relaxing and seclusion. Koh Phi Phi is a great base to explore the beaches/islands (Koh Lanta, Koh Jum, Krabi, and even Phuket itself) when getting tired of relaxing.
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    So now i´m sadly back from my Trip and i wish i could stay longer in Thailand..

    Once again i will thank all members of milepoint for their Tips and for sharing their experiences with others! :cool:

    To give also something little back i will write the next days a little tripreport and some reviews of the Hotels..

    Greetings Mark
     
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    Can't wait to see reports with photos ... cheers! :)
     

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