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This thread refers to the various Marriott brands within a specific geographic area. Marriott Bonvoy hotels in XX usually have posts asking which property is better, etc. Trip reports are usually better suited in the property specific threads.

Can someone who knows list the names of the hotels here in this long thread? Here are the names, addresses, email contact, commonly used abbreviations and some basic info about each hotel. (Location information, CL and breakfast information, UG experiences reported within the thread, typical room layout and frequently mentioned basic advice for different properties.) Keep in mind most posts indicate these are all great hotels. Hope this helps. CJK
  • JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok (JW) 4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2, Bangkok 10110, Thailand between the Phloen Chit and Nana BTS Stations. There is a pretty large CL. Elites mostly report having complimentary breakfast offered only at the CL and not in a restaurant. Some are bothered by the hotel's proximity to the Nana district and think the hotel may get some associated business while others (myself) have not really noticed this unless looking hard to see it. The hotel was recently renovated and there are a few posts showing pictures. UGs are usually to the club level regular room where the bathrooms are interior (no outside glass wall) and feature rather small showers but great soaking tubs. Unlike the other hotels listed here, the toilets are not in enclosures.
  • Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel (Ren) 518/8 Ploenchit Road Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok almost attached to the Chit Lom BTS Station and the SkyWalk. One can reach the platform without having to walk on public sidewalks and by using escalators/elevators in the building next door, so most feel this is the property with the fastest and easiest access to BTS. The CL is smaller than the JW's and sometimes gets full. Some elites report having a choice of the complimentary breakfast in the restaurant (which is quite good and huge) while others report having that request denied. Latest reports indicate the restaurant breakfast is offered as of April 2018. The hotel does not have many suites so UGs are usually to corner rooms which often have seating and/or dressing areas as well as larger bathrooms with full glass walls. IMO this is the best/most convenient hotel for a first timer looking to do typical touristy things in Bangkok.
  • Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok (CY) 155/1 Soi Mahadlekluang 1 Ratchadamri Road Bangkok is about a five minute walk to either the Ratchadamri or Chit Lom BTS Stations. The hotel operates tuk-tuks to/from the BTS Station. The hotel has a CL and consistently offers elites a choice of breakfast there or in the restaurant. The CL is on the top floor of the hotel and has outdoor seating. Having stayed at the hotel several times as a P, PP and LTP I have never been given an UG, so if there are others who can chime in on that please do. The regular room has a small interior only bathroom with a window overlooking the room and no tub, only a walk-in shower. IMO the price can makes this a great choice, as it is convenient to many places a visitor will go. Sometimes it can be half the price of other Marriott options and they often run double points promotions. (Call the hotel to ask, it cannot hurt.)
  • Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park (Sukhumvit Soi 22) 199 ถนน สุขุมวิท ซอย 22 Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand is about an eight minute walk to the Emporium Mall and Phrom Phong BTS Station either down the Soi sidewalk or through Queen's Park. The hotel operates a regular shuttle to the BTS Station although some have reported trouble catching it back to the hotel. The CL is large, with an outdoor deck, and most people report not being given a choice for the complimentary breakfast in the restaurant. Most Plats report getting UG to a suite, with the M Suite seeming to be most common. It has a living room, bedroom and single large interior bathroom with separate walk-in showers and tubs. This is the largest hotel in Bangkok.
  • Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit (Sukhumvit Soi 57) 2 ถนน สุขุมวิท 57 Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand ([email protected]) is a two minute walk to the Thong Lo BTS Station. Getting to the station involves crossing Thong Lo intersection which can be daunting. The hotel is about a ten minute BTS ride to the central malls, the Ren, etc. The area is a little quieter and more "Thai" than the more touristy/business area where the JW, Ren and CY are located. Some people report being able to have complimentary breakfast in the restaurant while others report lounge only. The CL is about the same size as the Ren's and can get crowded in the early evening. The hotel is on the higher floors of a 40+ story building and the CL is located on one of the top floors, offering stunning views of Bangkok. There is a rooftop bar on the top of the building with great views, too. Elites are often given a coupon for a free drink on the roof. Plats report mostly getting UGs to a two room suite with an extra half bath. The main bath includes an enclosed toilet, a single large walk-in shower and a large soaking tub that can easily seat two. (While the tub is large, the JW, Marquis and Ren tubs are more comfortable for a single person looking to lean back and relax.) IMO this is the quietest of the hotels listed here.
  • Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse 262 Thanon Surawong, Khwaeng Si Phraya, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand is the newest hotel. As of April 2018 there are not many posts from users who have stayed, nor is there an abbreviation being commonly used on this forum. The hotel is not attached/close to a BTS or MRT station but is near the Silom business area, the Patpong Night Market and some more popular adult entertainment establishments.
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok 35,000 Category 5
The St. Regis Bangkok 35,000 Category 5
Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse 25,000 Category 4
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park 25,000 Category 4
JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok 35,000 Category 5
Le Méridien Bangkok 25,000 Category 4
Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit 25,000 Category 4
Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel 25,000 Category 4
The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok 35,000 Category 5
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit,25,000 Category 4
W Bangkok 25,000 Category 4
Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa 17,500 Category 3
Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 17,500 Category 3
Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok 12,500 Category 2
Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 1512,500 Category 2
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Old Oct 6, 18, 2:31 pm
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Any idea what is R Discovery room? My room has been changed to that type.

Quite disappointed they don’t upgrade me to suite, which I saw still avail ;(
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Any idea what is R Discovery room? My room has been changed to that type.

Quite disappointed they don’t upgrade me to suite, which I saw still avail ;(
Normal deluxe room.. just with a "view"
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Normal deluxe room.. just with a "view"
so I Guess now MR treats Platinum like old gold? No more suite upgrade? Probably should seriously think about Hilton
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Originally Posted by lingua101 View Post
Any idea what is R Discovery room? My room has been changed to that type.

Quite disappointed they don’t upgrade me to suite, which I saw still avail ;(
Maybe you should wait until check-in to complain.

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so I Guess now MR treats Platinum like old gold? No more suite upgrade? Probably should seriously think about Hilton
Because Hilton is so generous with suite upgrades for mid-tier members?
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Maybe you should wait until check-in to complain.


Because Hilton is so generous with suite upgrades for mid-tier members?
the reservation has been change to R room.

well for sure it much easier to get Hilton Gold compare to MR Platinum
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the reservation has been change to R room.

well for sure it much easier to get Hilton Gold compare to MR Platinum
confirm no suite.

i did ask but she said they are running full because of Chinese tourist.

when I told her I saw club room avail, she just answer me that I have access to the lounge ;(
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so I Guess now MR treats Platinum like old gold? No more suite upgrade? Probably should seriously think about Hilton
Well, Platinum is the same as old gold level, right? If you think suite upgrades are common for Hilton Gold, I would think again. Even as a Diamond with Hilton they are rare. There are reasons to move to Hilton but suite upgrades is not one of them.
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well for sure it much easier to get Hilton Gold compare to MR Platinum
It's easier to get Hilton Diamond than MR Platinum.
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Hey all - Hoping I'm asking this in the right thread. Was looking for Marriott/SPG recommendations for Bangkok, but hoping that "Marriott Family" now means SPG properties as well!

Looking for recommendation for a vacation I'm taking with my girlfriend. Will be there in mid-late November for a week (6 nights). What I care about:
- Marriott Platinum Premier member. Although my SPG profile only says Platinum (system issue??)
- Lounge access. Good/decent lounge. Will likely have breakfast there everyday. Dinner will likely be had outside though because I'm there vacationing to experience Thailand! But I like knowing that the lounge is available.
- For the above, good breakfast. I hate the limits of US Marriotts and their CL breakfasts.
- Decent/good pool. Hey, I'm on vacation, I want to lounge around sometimes.
- Good tourist location. Access to easy public transit, or just ways to get around. We're not night animals either, so one or two nights at the bars/clubs, but that's it. My 20s have long been over
- Neighborhood: I'm still researching stuff, but I'm thinking Sukhumvit, Siam, or Silom.
- Open to both Marriott & SPG properties.
- Decent chance at an upgrade. Not critical, but hey, can't hurt to hope. I'll be booking with points likely (make use of the 4 nights + 1 free).

So far, based on my own research, I've been eyeing the Renaissance, Athenee (although CL sounds like it's under renovation, so that may cross it off.. and official policy says Luxury Collection doesn't give CL access, but flyertalk reports say they have been), JW Marriott (actually a pretty good points value), or Sheraton Grand Sukhumit (SGS seems to have quiet a number of fanboys on the old Sheraton thread for this hotel). Open to any other properties though, if it hasn't made it onto my radar but recommended.

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Originally Posted by mcgahat View Post
Well, Platinum is the same as old gold level, right? If you think suite upgrades are common for Hilton Gold, I would think again. Even as a Diamond with Hilton they are rare. There are reasons to move to Hilton but suite upgrades is not one of them.
well actually I am referring to HH Dismond

MR Plat - 50 nights
HH Gold - 30 stays/60 nights/120,000 points

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It's easier to get Hilton Diamond than MR Platinum.
especially when you are willing to fork over $0 (net) for a credit card
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So far, based on my own research, I've been eyeing the Renaissance, Athenee (although CL sounds like it's under renovation, so that may cross it off.. and official policy says Luxury Collection doesn't give CL access, but flyertalk reports say they have been), JW Marriott (actually a pretty good points value), or Sheraton Grand Sukhumit (SGS seems to have quiet a number of fanboys on the old Sheraton thread for this hotel). Open to any other properties though, if it hasn't made it onto my radar but recommended.
If you're interested in lounge, you might also consider the Marriott Marquis. I think the general consensus is that Ren, FS Marriott, and Marquis are all better options than JW (though there aren't many reports since JW started renovating rooms).

SGS does not have a lounge, but they offer Plats free drinks in the Library during happy hour (not sure what the hours are) and free coffee all day long.

Not sure we're clear how the properties are now handling Plat v. Plat Premier in terms of upgrades and other perks.

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especially when you are willing to fork over $0 (net) for a credit card
Yeah that's what I was referring to.
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
If you're interested in lounge, you might also consider the Marriott Marquis. I think the general consensus is that Ren, FS Marriott, and Marquis are all better options than JW (though there aren't many reports since JW started renovating rooms).

SGS does not have a lounge, but they offer Plats free drinks in the Library during happy hour (not sure what the hours are) and free coffee all day long.
I'll look into the Marriott Marquis.. originally I had taken it off the list simply since the location looked further away. What is "FS Marriott"? Is the JW ranked "worse" from that list due to the need for renovations, or other reasons?

Oh, did not realize SGS does not have a lounge! Do they offer breakfast though for PP/P members?
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I'll look into the Marriott Marquis.. originally I had taken it off the list simply since the location looked further away. What is "FS Marriott"?
MM is a little farther from BTS than the others, yes. FS is the full service Marriott at Soi 57 (Thong Lo).
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Oh, did not realize SGS does not have a lounge! Do they offer breakfast though for PP/P members?
They have a fantastic breakfast benefit. You can eat either in Orchid Cafe which has an enormous buffet, or Rossinis, which has a smaller buffet (very high quality) and an entree off the menu. On weekends there are two additional options.
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MM is a little farther from BTS than the others, yes. FS is the full service Marriott at Soi 57 (Thong Lo).
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Have they (MM) opened a passway (exit) through Benchasiri Park meanwhile? Last time I was staying they said it would be in planning..
would shorten the walking distance to BTS I imagine.
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