The W hotel brand has a bit of a reputation for designing hotels that are really cool but over time show their designs as a bit cheap. As a big W fan, I can’t deny those claims. It’s true. I have learned a little trick which is to get to them fast before they wear down. The W Bangkok has been open for about six months now so it still has that new W smell that I love.
At check-in I learned my room would be ready in 5 minutes….so I was invited to enjoy 3 drink coupons for the Woobar. At 10-40 USD per drink (!) I felt that was a nice gesture for the non-existent inconvenience as it was about noon when I was attempting to check-in. To keep things classy I was rolling in with a plastic bag of street food and a two pack of Chang beer purchased at the 7-11 next door.
While I endured the inconvenience, I ordered something obnoxious to make at the bar which included rice, chopped up mangos and a long list of strange fruits I had never heard of.
I was escorted up to a Studio Suite on the 29th floor that had stunning views of Bangkok. I was offered ‘better’ rooms including the Marvelous Suite or Fantastic Suite but both were smoking rooms so that was an easy pass.
This suite doesn’t show an ounce of wear. No signs of the inevitable “W wear down” where the sleekness gets overpowered by the inebriated young money clientele. This spotless room was a real treat!
As usual, it’s a million degrees and humid here so I am off to the submarine, veterinary clinic , pool.
The W Hotels Store discount sale is back. This time the sale is for 40% off during their Memorial Day sale. That is the biggest discount I’ve seen on this sale for a while now. The last time this sale was at 40% I picked up a W Hotel Plus Top Mattress at a good… continue reading
Sheraton Four Points and Southwest have teamed up with Seagram’s to offer a $25 rebate in the form of a fare saver code for each qualifying Four Points stay completed between May 1, 2013 and July 31, 2013. For the regular business travelers who have a Four Points near by, you know how lucrative this… continue reading
I was reminded of how customer service should work during a recent stay at the W New York Times Square. At every turn I was met with great customer service and even the whatever whenever came through. During check in I was offered an upgrade to a cool corner room facing Times Square. But I… continue reading
The Starwood double Starpoints “Double Take” promotion starts tomorrow, May 1, 2013. In addition to earning double Starpoints, members who book their reservations through the SPG mobile app will earn an additional 500 bonus points. Even if you are not a Starwood loyal guest, I’d suggest registering for this promotion. You never know if you’ll… continue reading
Delta and W Hotels have partnered up to offer a bonus 1,000 Delta SkyMiles per stay at participating W hotels through July 9, 2013. Members must select the airline miles earning option and select Delta as their airline to earn the bonus 1,000 SkyMiles. It’s important to note that this bonus is on a per… continue reading
Did you know that you can earn more points and miles by booking your entourage rooms at a SPG hotel? SPG has a group program that allows Gold and Platinum SPG Elite members to earn more points by booking multiple rooms. This limited time earning opportunity is valid from April 1, 2013 through December 31,… continue reading
It’s a great day in Barcelona when you wake up to this view from your suite at the top of the W Barcelona. The last time we were in Barcelona, we stayed at the Hotel Arts Ritz Carlton at the other end of the beach. It was on the tail end of a two week… continue reading
After a brief 6 month hiatus (sorry!), the Martinis Down Under trip report picks back up at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas. Introduction and Trip Planning LAX Oneworld First Class Lounge Qantas A380 LAX to SYD Economy Park Hyatt Sydney Part I Sydney Qantas Business Lounge Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Exploring the Great Barrier Reef… continue reading
Delta and Starwood have teamed up to offer crossover rewards to their most loyal customers. Crossover rewards allows members to earn Delta SkyMiles when staying in Starwood Preferred Guest hotels and earn Starpoints when booking flights with Delta. The crossover reward program began on March 1, 2013, so don’t forget to register for both Delta… continue reading
Several hotels are in the Boutique business. Not the boutique hotel business, but the boutique store business. We don’t see anything wrong with picking up items from online hotel stores, especially at deep discounts like 35% off at W Hotel The Store which we shared last in November. The newest entrant to the hotel boutique… continue reading
Today Mrs. Weekly Flyer went to her 75 minute Blissage today at the Atlanta Midtown. Here is her review of the free $100 shopping spree that she received because she spent $150 on spa services. See review of this spa from last time. Upon checking in, she gave the receptionist her email print out. They… continue reading