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Jun 14, 12, 8:57 pm
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Posted By FatManInNYC

Perfect response! Exactly on point.

Perfect response! Exactly on point.
Apr 6, 12, 3:01 pm
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Posted By FatManInNYC

The best gym in town is at the Sheraton Grande...

The best gym in town is at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. It actually has some olympic machines (use olympic sized free-weights) and a full-rack of dumbells. The sauna and steam room there are...
Mar 4, 12, 9:22 am
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Posted By FatManInNYC

Great advice. +++++1 With the SkyTrain,...

Great advice. +++++1

With the SkyTrain, luggage can be a pain ... just saying.
Mar 4, 12, 9:14 am
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Posted By FatManInNYC

I spent 10 of the last 20 months in Bangkok and I...

I spent 10 of the last 20 months in Bangkok and I will state that hands down, a skytrain (or subway) is typically a better option that a taxi, particularly during the day.

I remain a fan of the...
Feb 28, 12, 12:54 am
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Posted By FatManInNYC

Walking, living angels. I've had hotels just...

Walking, living angels.

I've had hotels just stare at me when I try to explain why I need an extension cord for my CPAP, as if I was out of my mind.

Good on them - good for you!
Feb 12, 12, 6:51 pm
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Posted By FatManInNYC

I understand you position, but see things a bit...

I understand you position, but see things a bit differently.

Whereas in the past I've been highly critical of SPG treating "platinum light" members as something less than "platinum" when it came...
Feb 6, 12, 10:42 am
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Views: 1,122
Posted By FatManInNYC

older info ...

It's been a few years, but I generally liked the Parsippany over the Mahwah. The Mahwah is a pretty generic, convention center styled facility.

The Parsippany has a unique look, nicer staff...
Feb 6, 12, 5:42 am
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Posted By FatManInNYC

I'm hesitant to make such specific declaration. I...

I'm hesitant to make such specific declaration. I did find dried blood specs on the sheets, which is a good indicator, but I also killed several mosquitoes in the room. So, which is it? Dunno.

If...
Feb 5, 12, 3:22 pm
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Posted By FatManInNYC

Thumbs up The Good, the Bad and the Downgrade

Had three stays during January and found the hotel vastly improved since my last stay. Overall it was a delightful experience and I look forward to returning.

THE GOOD

The staff is very...
Nov 14, 11, 5:38 pm
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Posted By FatManInNYC

Define recently. :) I was there several...

Define recently. :)

I was there several times over the summer and was treated wonderfully. Upgrade to large suite, free breakfast and Internet, access to the Club Floor.

The Athenee is...
Nov 14, 11, 5:33 pm
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Posted By FatManInNYC

I don't believe there is a shuttle from the...

I don't believe there is a shuttle from the Athenee to the BTS, nor is it needed. It's only 100 or 200 meters.
Forum: Thailand
Nov 3, 11, 10:27 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 13,924
Posted By FatManInNYC

Sorry you experienced the discomfort. I...

Sorry you experienced the discomfort.

I think the sum of the other posts is that due to what others have done in the past, and the events the hotel has had to deal with, it has these policies.
...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 3, 11, 7:31 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,013
Posted By FatManInNYC

What time do you arrive? With only 36 hours...

What time do you arrive?

With only 36 hours it makes a huge difference. For example if you arrive in the morning and leave the day after at night, then you have more daytime options. If you land...
Sep 7, 11, 1:11 am
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Views: 588
Posted By FatManInNYC

Same-Same

Same-Same
Forum: Thailand
Apr 14, 11, 8:58 pm
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Views: 2,414
Posted By FatManInNYC

I was able to use my pass at the Silom location,...

I was able to use my pass at the Silom location, after having bought it at the Sukhumvit gym, without issue. YMMV
Apr 7, 11, 9:20 pm
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Posted By FatManInNYC

FWIW: I flew Thai in Business LAX-BKK, where...

FWIW: I flew Thai in Business LAX-BKK, where there is no first class cabin, and was able to use Fast Track. No announcement of the perq from the cabin crew, but upon inquiry it was stated b-class...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 7, 11, 2:19 pm
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Views: 2,414
Posted By FatManInNYC

I have no insight as to how regularly it is...

I have no insight as to how regularly it is offered. I simply walked into the Asoke location, took a quick tour, handed over 1500 thb and was given what looks like a free-pass card with one month...
Apr 6, 11, 1:34 am
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Posted By FatManInNYC

Perfectly nice stay

Had a one night stay, take away is that this is a perfectly nice hotel, offering a perfectly nice stay, perfectly consistent with one expects in Asia from the Four Points brand.

Check-in was...
Apr 4, 11, 7:20 pm
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Posted By FatManInNYC

Thumbs up Great stay, plus Westin Workout comments

Just completed a great three-night stay.

Highlights:


Immediate recognition by staff before I was even out of my taxi -- and I am not a frequent guest.
early check-in was accommodated, in...
Apr 4, 11, 6:39 pm
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Views: 235,693
Posted By FatManInNYC

Concur. I suspect all will be well, and like...

Concur. I suspect all will be well, and like every up-market hotel this one will have those willing to pay a lot more to get a little more, and then there will be those of us who think they are...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 3, 11, 10:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,414
Posted By FatManInNYC

Westin has one

Of all things ... the Westin Grande Sukhumvit has a spin bike in its gym. I was running late this morning so I decided to give the WestinWorkout a try, and it turns out I could have given it "a...
Apr 3, 11, 8:54 pm
Replies: 1,292
Views: 235,693
Posted By FatManInNYC

Can you comment a bit more on the Plat...

Can you comment a bit more on the Plat recognition issue?

- no upgrades, or with so few rooms open no reasonable likelihood of an upgrade?

- no complimentary breakfast?

- Internet?

-...
Apr 3, 11, 8:46 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By FatManInNYC

While most of your post makes decent enough...

While most of your post makes decent enough sense, this last line is at once a gratuitous insult to a FT poster while also being harmful to the interests of all SPG members.

When people ask "what...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 2, 11, 2:14 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,661
Posted By FatManInNYC

Looking forward to reading your trip report!

Looking forward to reading your trip report!
Forum: Thailand
Apr 1, 11, 10:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,414
Posted By FatManInNYC

California Wow

To answer my own question: the California Wow gyms have spin bikes and classes. The one on Sukumvit offers a few classes every day and has two different levels of classes.

I signed up for a...
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