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Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit- Master Thread

Discussion in 'Starwood | Preferred Guest' started by TRAVELSIG, Feb 9, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. Kalboz
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  2. Kalboz
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    Kalboz Gold Member

    Just received an email from SGS with the following:
    Unrivalled 145 Rooms from USD $145
    Plus double Starpoints for stays from now until June 26, 2011
    https://www.starwoodhotels.com/luxu...&language=en_US&EM=sgc_lc_357_7662948_ahbb_apAs our valued past guest, you are entitled to enjoy a memorable weekend break in captivating Bangkok with our unrivalled room rate offer from just USD $145 available only 145 rooms per weekend.
    Nightly accommodation in a spacious Deluxe Room
    Earn double Starpoints®
    Offer valid for bookings made and completed from now until June 30, 2011 for stays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rates are fully pre-paid and non-refundable.
    Book now for an unforgettable weekend!
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  3. Kalboz
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    After an advice from a FT friend (Dr. HFH), we decided to try this property late last year. Having stayed at and being spoiled by the excellent service at the JW Marriott for years, getting a satisfactory place with a reasonable value to stay at in Bangkok was a tall order. So awesome were the status recognition, excellent service, the great food, the happy-hour Jazz at the Living Room, and the fantastic convenience of being right at Asok BTS station that this hotel has easily become our preferred hotel in Bangkok and since we have had three stays for a total of 13 nights. Did a THB 3,999/night for three weekends then the SPG50 rate for four nights at THB 3,750/night and redeemed a free night from the recent A/P MC 3 stays promo.
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    Lobby & Front Desk: Small but intimate lobby area that shares most of the floor with the Orchid Cafe where we partook breakfast. While the second floor is occupied by the Living Room, the Library, the business center, Basil Thai Restaurant, and Rossini Italian Restaurant. Professional, courteous, and friendly service by the FD clerks. Welcomed to the hotel and given my room cards in addition to a paper that states the number of my stays at this hotel. Was recognized as a Platinum and upgraded without asking to a Grande Suite (twice to # 2802 and once at 2302). Benefits including butler service and the various happy hour and breakfast venues were explained as I was escorted to the suite by the beautiful FD clerk.
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    Room: The one bedroom amazing 70 SQM Grande Suite was specious, well appointed, and full of light. There was a marble consul table at the entrance and a bathroom with sink and commode at foyer. The living room has a well-stocked refrigerator and mini bar with goodies and glasses for various drinks. There were complimentary bottles of water, plates of peanuts and fruits on top. Office desk with various stationary supplies and two matching chairs. Wide screen TV with hi-fi speakers and a DVD player in an entertainment center type of cabinet facing a couch with matching comfortable seat and coffee table. The bedroom was vast and well appointed also. A comfortable reading chair by the window with a small table and lamp facing a make-up desk with mirror and a matching chair. The King bed was clean and comfortable facing a wall-mounted wide screen TV and DVD player. The walk-in closet had a good size vault, luggage rack, many shelves and drawers and hangers, two pairs of slippers, iron and its board, umbrella, and a shoes basket with shoes care supplies. The bathroom was a medium size with marble floors and green/blue tiled walls, separate shower and bath tub, and well stocked with bottles of drinking water and Luxury Collection toiletries. There were also luxury bathrobes and towels that were changed daily. The suite was occupying a corner area at an angle facing a small lake by QueenSirikitConvention Center and slightly upper Sukhumvit. From the suite, you can actually see the BTS line disappears in the city horizon past Phrom Phong BTS station.
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    Service: Impeccable by FD, business center, butler service, housekeeping staff, and management. Great attentive staff at the Orchid Cafe that met our every need at breakfast. Too bad they moved the breakfast to the first floor for 3 days during one of our stays for some reason. The staff at the Living Room/Library during happy hour and business center throughout the day also were excellent. The Jazz trio band was excellent also ... disappointing that they moved the happy hour to the Asok II room on the second floor for 3 nights, twice for the elections and once for the King's birthday but with the same level of service and F&B. Less stellar was the service by the Sala/Pool staff and lousy service by BarSu staff. If you did not sit at the bar at BarSu, you would hardly get any service and the farang manager seems oblivious. Once, during happy hour 7-8 PM, they had two female staffers at the bar and a male server that always seems to disappear in the back, in addition to the manager who was busy dicking around with his blackberry. There were a total of 4 customers at the bar plus the two of us at the closest booth. They were well staffed but were not that busy. They seemed clickish and engaging in long conversations with certain customers while ignoring the rest of us. It took about 10 minutes to initially ask us for what we would like to drink and never asked us for refills. Disappointing for a property of this caliber and we never went back to BarSu but hopefully this was an exception and not the rule and we will give BarSu another try on our next visit. On the day we were checking out, our suite at the Plaza Athenee was not ready until 9 PM (due to a late departing Plat) and the PA was fully booked to the point that they could not accommodate us in another room. The SGS FD gave us late checkout of 8 PM including happy hour & butler service benefits. When I asked for the charges, the response came with a big smile $0. Throughout our stays, management (Khun Tomo) was there every step of the way: in the lobby, the business center, the library, the living room, etc. chatting with guests and making sure that they are very well taken care of. We requested a baby cot for our toddler son and one was there when we checked in.
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    F & B: Great food at Orchid Cafe for breakfast buffet with full spread of traditional Western, Indian, Japanese and other Asian breakfast including Thai. Juices, cereals, yogurts, vegetables, pastries and breads, cold cuts, hot dishes, eggs and fruits stations. At the eggs station during breakfast they not only do fried eggs, scrambled, and omelet to order, they also make delicious Eggs Benedict upon request. The food offerings at happy hour were also excellent especially the dumpling-like ball filled with tasty meat at BarSu. I dare to say that the best dish I ever had was at this hotel ... during Happy Hours at the Living Room once, I requested Rossini's menu and ordered a ravioli-like pasta dish that it was the most delicious dish I have ever had: home-made 'pansotti' filled with roasted veal in truffle essence. Food at Basil was okay.
    
    Swimming Pool & Spa: Located on the 3rd floor, the free form swimming pool is absolutely beautiful, providing an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Surrounded by lush vegetation, guests can enjoy plenty of shade and little hideaways where you can relax. The Sala offers poolside cuisine including Asian and Western light meals throughout the day and a barbecue by night. We did not try the spa.
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    Location: Situated on Sukhumvit proper between sois 12 and 14, not many Bangkok hotels can rival the location of the SGS. It is located in the center of the city's business and entertainment district (Sukhumvit and Asok) and with direct access to the BTS Asok Skytrain station which also connects to the MRT Sukhumvit subway station, this is an excellent location from which to explore one of the world’s most exciting cities. For more photos see this set!
  4. TRAVELSIG
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    Kalboz- a spot on review of the SGS- which is one of the better hotels in BKK IMHO.
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  5. Kalboz
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  6. TRAVELSIG
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    Living Room is great- and Bangkok has a very strong Jazz scene.
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  7. Kalboz
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    Without a lounge and still the best SPG choice with a reasonable value in Bangkok. The butler service is a great benefit and the all day availability of comp drinks at the Library is an added bonus ... I just wish that the Sala is added to this bonus! :)

    Have yet to try the new St. Regis ...
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  8. Muay

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    The upcoming event at SGS.

    100th Wine Dinner at Rossini's - Authentic Italian Cuisine & Refined Mountain Wines

    Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel, in association with FIN, the Fabulous is Needed Wine Company, will host its 100th Wine Dinner at Rossini’s on Friday June 24th.

    For over a decade, Rossini’s award-winning restaurant has hosted renowned monthly gourmet wine dinners that have championed some of the world’s greatest chefs. A highlight of the city’s culinary calendar, each fabulous culinary event presents discerning diners with an exquisite menu of refined Italian cuisine specially created to compliment a selection of exceptional wines.

    To mark the auspicious 100th Wine Dinner, Rossini’s Chef Stefano Merlo will prepare a divine 5-course menu to match a selection of high quality wines from mountain vineyards in France, Germany and Italy, each one carefully chosen by experts at FIN. The company’s director and inspiration, Benjawan Wisootsat will be present at the dinner to enchant diners with secrets and tales about the wines.

    The memorable evening will begin with canapés served with Cremant de Limoux AC, Bernard Delmas, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, a delightful organic sparkling wine made from the traditional Blanquette blend of 80% Mauzac and 20% Chardonnay that delivers a heady grape aroma and a fabulous nutty flavor.

    Seated in Rossini’s sophisticated setting of a Tuscan villa, diners will enjoy Chef Stefano’s menu of Italian cuisine that reflects his rich culinary heritage and flair for contemporary presentation. The first course of the evening, a delicious seared scallop Rossini’s style will be paired with Meersburger Bengel Spätburgunder Weissherbst QbA, Baden, 2008 from Germany.

    The second dish, steamed Baccala with fennel and vanilla will be accompanied by Terlaner Sauvignon DOC “Lehenhof”, Alois Lageder, 2006 from Italy, a bright acid wine with aromas of dried apricot and apple with hints of pear that was awarded 88 points by Wine Spectator.

    This will be followed by beetroot gnocchi and gorgonzola cheese fondue served with the Italian Dolcetto d’Alba DOC “Tre Vigne”, Vietti, Piedmont, 2007, a full-bodied jammy wine with fruit-forward flavors of crushed raspberries and blackberries, and a fresh finish.

    Chef Stefano’s fourth course will be succulent venison tenderloin with cherry sauce and celery root matched with Bandol Rouge, Domaine de Terrebrune, 2006 from France. A blend of Mouvedre, Grenache and Cinsault grapes, the wine displays flavors of dark plum, mineral and dried raspberry with a subtle finish of white pepper and truffle. Distinctive, balanced and full of character, it is the perfect choice to accompany Chef Stefano’s venison.

    The memorable evening of fine dining and fine mountain wines will end with traditional Venetian polenta cake with tonka bean ice cream accompanied by Rigoletto “Santa Christina” IGT, Zenato, Veneto, 2006 from Italy. A remarkably complex wine with an aroma of ripe fruit, preserves, and scents of honey and vanilla, it delivers majestic richness with notes of sun dried fruit. The truly unforgettable 100th Wine Dinner at Rossini’s ends with coffee or tea biscotti.

    Join us on Friday June 24th, for a stimulating evening of exquisite Italian cuisine and exceptional mountain wines. The 100th Wine Dinner at Rossini’s is Baht 3,600per person.

    The popularity of Rossini’s wine dinners means that advance booking is essential.

    For further information or reservations, please call 02 6498364 email
    dining.sgs@luxurycollection.com or visit http://www.sheratongrandesukhumvit.com/en/forms/100thwinedinner

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  9. MSPeconomist
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    Welcome to MP.

    Are you a representative of the hotel or the wine store?
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  10. Kalboz
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  11. MSPeconomist
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    If you are the rep, you should contact MP to have your rep status officially recognized and indicated so that we know we're dealing with the real thing.
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  12. Muay

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    :)
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  13. Muay

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    Thank you MSPeconomist :)
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  14. MSPeconomist
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    Once again, welcome to MP.
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  15. SST
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    I found this hotel's suites to be some of the most amazing hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. The jazz bar is enjoyable for a drink, and the staff are very accomodating to the international visitor. All in all, a great stay in Bangkok.
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  16. TRAVELSIG
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    Agreed! The Jazz Brunch on Sundays is a great special occasion to treat yourself to also! (Special occasion as you need to have your entire wardrobe re-tailored after finishing it).
  17. Kalboz
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    Unrivalled 145 Rooms from USD $145
    Spend a summer weekend break in Bangkok with SGS' unrivalled room rate offer. From now until September 30, 2011 guests can book one of only 145 rooms with special rates starting from USD $145 for the following:
    • Nightly accommodation in your selected room category
    • Daily buffet breakfast at Orchid Café
    • Earn double Starpoints
    Offer valid for bookings made and completed by now until September 30, 2011 for stays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rates are fully pre-paid and non-refundable.
    https://www.starwoodhotels.com/luxu...M_CAMBODIA_PP_SOP_USD130WEEKENDONLY_LC_357_TH
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  18. SwampFox

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    I have stayed here over 40 times in the past two years. My favorite hotel. Staff makes you feel like family.
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  19. peteropny
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    We recently stayed at this property 2x (with a trip to Angkor Wat in between).

    I agree with the consensus here about the excellent service with rooms that could use a renovation.

    First stay was for 5 nights in a regular room with all the Platinum perks. It should be noted that the laundry ruined my partner's shirt which we didn't notice until they called us about it - they offered to compensate us by a transfer to the airport (I asked for a transfer from the airport when we returned from Siem Reap instead which was cheerfully granted). The Orchid Cafe breakfast buffet is really nice. I was particularly impressed by the Living Room staff with recognizing us after the first time asking for room number, they never did again.

    Second stay was only for 1 night and was given a suite 1412 (which doesn't look like the pictures above - this suite was a regular room connected to a pie shaped living room with a relatively odd full bath - the bathtub is beyond and in the shower enclosure). Based upon reports on the other site that people generally receive suites their 1st, 10th and subsequently every 10th stay, I'm not sure based on our pattern of a regular room the first stay (but it was for 5 nights - at a low BRG rate) and a suite the 2nd stay (only 1 night - could be part of the apology for the shirt problem).

    While the location is ideal for SkyTrain, for people who come and go via taxi, it is less ideal (both being near the Asoke / Sukhumvit intersection which is one of the busiest intersections in Bangkok as well as being "upstairs").
  20. Stealth Traveler
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    I still love the pool here...the totally secluded, private pool feeling in the middle of a crazy city...and Mrs. ST and I were just discussing best breakfast spreads we've ever had at hotels tonight...this was in the top 3! :)
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  21. SwampFox

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    Never had an issue with arrivng or departing via taxi. You can get out across the street in front of the westin and walk up the stairs and across to the hotel if traffic is heavy.
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  22. Kalboz
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  23. TRAVELSIG
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    Thanks for posting Kalboz- the living room is excellent.
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  24. Kalboz
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    Special Offers for the Chinese New Year Celebrations
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  25. Kalboz
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    Just received the following invitation to Songkran events at BarSu ... and I guess it's open to all:
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