Vīb Best Western located in Sanam Pao is at the north-end of downtown Bangkok, and they are now hosting a promotion that will include the grand opening of the Vīb Best WesternSM hotel. This hotel will be the first Vīb Best Western to be built in the Asian Pacific, and it will be surrounded by downtown’s famous shopping malls, tourist venues, and corporate offices. There will be responsive WiFi, smart TVs, and beds that are some of the most comfortable that guests have ever slept on. Located in Chatuchak, the hotel is just three BTS Skytrain stations from Chatuchak weekend markets.
“Vīb Best Western Sanam Pao is offering 91 well-equipped rooms ; Fast Wi-Fi, smart TVs and e-concierge technology; as well as comfortable beds, refreshing rain showers and convenient work areas.”
The Siam is a charming slice of peace and calm close to the teeming city of Bangkok. It’s owned by Krissada Sukosol Clapp, and includes both 28 suites and 11 private villas, including a teak villa previously owned by Thai socialite Connie Mangskau. While three of Connie’s other previous structures have been turned into restaurants by the Siam, the last one is now available to guests as Connie’s Cottage. The Siam has meticulously restored and maintained the beautifully designed, two-level villa where Mangskau once entertained the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy and William Holden.
“The 28 suites in the main building are spectacular in their own right, but head out back toward the river and you’ll find 11 private pool villas hidden behind wooden doors, with one in particular that’s known as the property’s most special.”
Upcoming changes by Thai Airlines to their Royal Orchid Plus Miles program will benefit some fliers at the expense of people who either collect points via their credit card or fly mostly Economy Class. The new awards charts will go into effect 1 October, at which point anyone who isn’t a First Class or Business Class traveler may no longer find the program to be useful at all. The new awards charts mean economy class passengers will earn the same number of points each flight but be charged significantly more for upgrades, making their participation much less valuable.
“Specifically those customers who fly discounted Economy Class might find themselves isolated based on the new chart values and should be looking for an alternate mileage program.”
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The recent introduction of Marriott’s new Bonvoy point system prompted One Mile At A Time to take a look at how valuable Bonvoy points are. While there is some level of subjectivity involved in comparing points systems, their value is usually somewhere between your redemption cost and your acquisition cost. Lucky of One Mile At A Time rates Bonvoy points as being worth roughly 0.7 cents each, compared to 0.9 cents each for Marriott points in the past. This is largely a product of developments such as the introduction of Category 8 and the upward re-Categorization of many properties.
“Ultimately there’s no right or wrong way to value points, as long as you’re valuing them at more than your acquisition cost and at less than your redemption value.”
Located on the 61st floor of Banyan Tree in Bangkok, Thailand, Moon Bar has gone through an extensive remodel for 2019. The owners have changed the side of the roof that the bar sits on so patrons can take in a full 360 degree view of the city. A highlight of the remodel includes a reinforced glass balcony dubbed the “Moonwalk” which is perfect for photo opportunities. Along with the venue remodel, there have also been changes to the cocktail menu. The Bird of Paradise and Vertigo Sunset, are both rum based and well reviewed.
“Equipped with a new cocktail list and a new perspective of the city, Moon Bar did not disappoint. For anyone who feels they need to get beachside without being able to actually get there, this is the spot for you.”