Last month, Mike and I traveled to Bangkok where we spent four nights exploring the city. Our original flight on Qatar Airways was in economy class but luckily, we ended up being upgraded on 3 of the 4 flights. Thanks, Qatar Airways! As for our lounge access, we had to rely on my Air Berlin Gold card as operational upgrades do not grant lounge access, aside from the fact that our upgrades were given at the gate. The weather in Bangkok was not perfect as there was a bit of showers almost everyday but still, we were able to make the most of it. As I have Hilton Diamond status, we chose the Conrad Bangkok and Millennium Hilton Bangkok as our "home in Bangkok", both of which I highly recommend to everyone as they are two of the best hotels we have stayed at. It was a very short but memorable trip and I really hope to be back soon to one of the most amazing cities in the world, Bangkok!
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Date of stay: June 26-27, 2016
Address: 87 Wireless Road, Phatumwan, Bangkok, 10330
Nightly Rate: 16K Hhonors points + 499SEK, booked 2 Twin Beds and upgraded to Twin Executive Room
How to get here: Take the Airport Rail Link to Phaya Thai (45Baht) then to Phloen Chit Station towards Bearing (28Baht). From there, take the complimentary shuttle bus to the hotel operating from 7am to 9pm.
Hotel Shuttle Bus
Twin Executive Room (Room 3102)
Executive Lounge, 29th Floor (6am-11pm)
THAI Royal First Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport which I've visited a few times in the past.
Afternoon Tea (2:30pm to 4:30pm)
Evening Cocktails (5:30pm to 7:30pm)
Breakfast Buffet (cafe@2)
Fitness Center, Spa & Pool
We actually stayed at Conrad Bangkok twice during this trip (first and last night) and on both occasions, we were simply impressed by how friendly the staff were. On our second stay, Hiroki one of the receptionists, escorted us to our room and explained everything about the services and opening hours of the different hotel facilities, etc. He also added that we could get free ironing of shirts, maximum of three pieces although we never had the chance to take advantage of it. The staff working in the Executive Lounge were just as friendly and service minded. Of course, the upgrade we got to the executive room was one of the best upgrades we've received. I really loved the elephants placed on our beds since it was very "Thai" and something I could take home with me. The welcome gift consisting of fruits, rice crackers and pralines were very much appreciated. The Shanghai Tang bath amenities we got on our second stay were just perfect as they were my favorite among their selection of bath amenities. The extensive selection of food during the breakfast buffet was delicious and kept me coming back for more. During check out, we asked Kookai the receptionist, if we could still use the pool in the late afternoon since our flight back to Europe was not until midnight. Without hesitation, she said yes and even informed us that we could also access the Executive Lounge although we would need to inform her first since we would be needing the key. This was our second stay at a Conrad hotel (the first one was at Conrad Seoul) and needless to say, we really had a great time here. We would definitely be staying here again when we're back in Bangkok, specially because we felt like we were "home" here. To all the staff of Conrad Bangkok, "Kob Khun Krap!"
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