Yesterday morning, I came across a View from the Wing article about a buy one get one free deal at select Conrad, Waldof Astoria and Hilton hotels. I looked into the details, and it turns out Conrad Bangkok has rooms for $160USD/night while we’re in Thailand. We plan to spend most of our time in northern Thailand (hello Wild Rose Yoga), but we both decided that it would be nice to have some time in a big city around Christmas– especially at a discount.
Since we started the trip, M and I have been sliding into budgeting mode. We have X amount for this one-year excursion, so we want to make it count. Now that we’re one week away from our flight to Japan (!!), we have a better idea of how much we’re leaving with.
Anyway, we did the award-points math, and found this: M gets 10x Hilton points if we pay with his card, plus there’s a promotion for double points till the end of the year. In addition, the deal gets us $75 gift card and a $25 room credit for food and beverage. So we had our answer: we will be spending Christmas in Bangkok!
I’ve never been to Bangkok, only flew through it. But I’m looking forward to check out a new city. Time to re-watch those Anthony Bourdain Thailand episodes!