Vietnam The Saigon Riverside Renaissance in Ho Chi Minh City is a great base to explore a beautiful country. The city is pretty metro but you can book day & overnight trips from hotel at less than reasonable rates. The people are the gem of VN and they do sparkle.
It's a great experience for the whole family.
Vietnam, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket, Singpore. Depending on the time frame you have, you could hit a few of these in a two week trip. Vietnam's Renaissance is downtown, a convenient location to walk around from and is an easy flight from Bangkok. Bangkok - the Resort and Spa is very nice, but you have to take a quick boat ride to get to the train station to go pretty much anywhere in Bangkok. The JW is very nice, but we actually prefer the Courtyard Bangkok as the location is absolutely perfect to get to anywhere from and we don't really spend a lot of time in the room - so why pay for a "JW". Thai airways and Bangkok airways often run specials in the US for multi-leg flights around Thailand. The price can be as low as 30 to 50 dollars per leg. Koh Samui Renaissance is very nice - try for the villas if you can! Go to the Tamarind Spa Resort for a couples massage. 2 and 1/2 hours is something like $75 - and it's truly an experience. Phuket now has a lot of hotels - We own at the Villas at JW. It is far away from everything else, but if you want to explore with your own car, it's a great location to head north - see/ride elephants, go to the floating muslim village, great seafood etc. The resort itself is really wonderful. Singapore Marriott is a convenient location and again, an easy flight from Bangkok. The night zoo here is a great attraction. Singapore (in my opinion) is a pretty typical big city - very Western in most ways.
i recommanfe the jw marriott in bangkok, nice hotel, and very inportant you have acces to a executive lounge.
in phuket i aggree with the courtyard mutch cheeper, at the jw marriott or renaissance.hotel, expensive and no lounges.
if you go to malaysia take the renaissance hotel in kuala lumpur, with 2 lounges, and the best from the best the jw marriott
in jakarta indonesia. a lounge like this you never see bevore, there you dont neet a restaurant,. and a realy great service.
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