Thanks so much for the feedback guys. I am aware that my wallet will have to bleed for a stay at a resort in Thailand during Christmas… I will have to see where it ends up.
thfc1972, I have difficulties finding what/where Hui Hin is, could you provide some more information?
VK: It doesn’t have to be a resort, if you know a hotel or two that you want to recommend, feel free :-).
P.Sepsas; I stayed at this Marriot two years ago and was actually a bit disappointed. I had a junior suite, it was expensive and the interiors worn. I also was not very satisfied with the service level. Perhaps I was unfortunate, after all this was just after the riots.