Hotel mini-review: Conrad Bangkok (Executive Corner)
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We stopped over in Bangkok and headed back to Conrad Bangkok, where we’d stayed last December. We didn’t manage to snag a suite mega-upgrade this time round, but were upgraded to an Executive Corner room, which isn’t too bad. If you compare floor plans, you’ll see that the room (at the bottom right of the floorplan below) takes up about the same amount of space as the living room in the Deluxe Suite. This is still extremely roomy – it actually also means you don’t spend quite as much time walking around unnecessarily in an overly large room. Or, at least, this is I told myself after failing to secure a suite upgrade.
Breakfast and lounge offerings are still pretty much the same (in a nutshell – good) so I’ll just focus on the room.
Upon entering the room you are still treated to a seemingly pointless corridor…
…which I assume is there mainly because of the shape of the building. The room itself is pretty spacious – I do think the extra space is well utilised.
Behind the work desk are the mini-bar and a walk-in closet.
The room came with the standard rice crackers, fruit and chocolates. The fruit platter seems somewhat less generous this time (just two bananas) – not sure if the suites come with more fruit or it’s just a seasonal thing.
The bathroom came with a bathtub, a single sink, a shower (and the toilet, of course); it was just (very much) more compact than the one in the deluxe suite, unsurprisingly.
The Executive Corner room is technically a three-step upgrade from the basic room, but it’s essentially the same as a Deluxe Corner room (one step up from basic room), only situated on a higher floor and with executive lounge access. That said, the extra space (570 sq ft vs. 441 sq ft) is certainly noticeable and not a trivial upgrade – Hilton Honors Gold or Diamond guests would do well to try to make sure they get at least a Corner upgrade, if available.