Vibrant Bangkok: An Introduction

Bangkok was a city that I visited in 2010 and I enjoyed my short stay in the city. Thus when I was invited to attend a friend’s wedding in the city, I was excited to return and see more of the city as well as re-visit some of the places I like to go to and meet up with my friends in the city.

It is certain that many airlines fly into and out of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport. In fact, BKK is the busiest airport in South-east Asia. For this trip, I will fly into the country via Thai Airways which is perhaps amongst my favourite airlines since the ground services for premium passengers in the airport is top notch.

Due to the wedding I was attending I would also partake in some flying for fun and miles. This would also allow me to compare Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines in their regional business class services. This review will follow upon the completion of my trip journal on Bangkok.

For my 4 nights stay in Bangkok, I chose to spend 2 nights each in an SPG hotel and 2 nights in the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. Initially I wanted to stay near the river since it was one area I enjoyed in my last stay. However due to the protests in Bangkok, there was a drop in room rates and the ones in the city turns out to be cheaper. Since the wedding would be at the city area and I do have some shopping and eating in mind, I booked my stay at Plaza Athénée Bangkok, which is also a Royal Meridien hotel and part of SPG. Generally speaking SPG has a lot of good hotels in Bangkok and I would pick their hotels anytime but since I was just short of a night or 2 to requalify for Hyatt Diamond, I moved to the Grand Hyatt Erawan which I enjoyed during my last stay. However the hotel has since been renovated and I got to enjoy their new club lounge too!

This will be a brief report since I do not really intend to cover much of the city and there will only be one flight review which is a flight from Singapore to Bangkok on Thai Airways. And now do bear with me as I finish this report with daily updates whenever possible.


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