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We negotiated 8K at Platinum...you should still be able to get that rate. Gyms are well aware that a significant percentage of members initially make it a point to exercise on a scheduled basis--several times a week. But after 3-4 months, their enthusiasm or dedication wanes and in many cases they stop going altogether...but the gym has pocketed your money for a year in advance. Unless you are a really dedicated gym rat, you might actually do better with a monthly fee membership.

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I will check on platinum again next week. Meanwhile I'm quite happy with centara duangtawan, only problem is it's far and it's small. But in the morning you usually don't have any problems. Nice sauna and steam room too, and the sauna is really turned ON (not like in platinum).

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We negotiated 8K at Platinum...you should still be able to get that rate. Gyms are well aware that a significant percentage of members initially make it a point to exercise on a scheduled basis--several times a week. But after 3-4 months, their enthusiasm or dedication wanes and in many cases they stop going altogether...but the gym has pocketed your money for a year in advance. Unless you are a really dedicated gym rat, you might actually do better with a monthly fee membership.

Yes I only paid 8k, but I need to know if its reopening.

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Platium will close tomorrow for renovation. Maybe 1 month maybe longer. That is why they do not sell memberships anymore. But it is good news so far, if they really re-open in time.

Might be true but a favourite way to close a business without losing face here is to leave a sign on the door - 'closed for renovations'. What sort of 'business' closes for a month?

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been at platinum today, the pool is empty, the rooms look empty too. No one inside, but a TV was running ;-)

Doesn't look like any visible renovation work was done. I will check again after the holiday, but maybe they stay closed forever.

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been at platinum today, the pool is empty, the rooms look empty too. No one inside, but a TV was running ;-)

Doesn't look like any visible renovation work was done. I will check again after the holiday, but maybe they stay closed forever.

Can a platinum member please confirm if the gym is reopening, I have just been there and there are no sign of rennovations, the sign is still on the door saying that it will reopen on the 1st but today is the 5th!

I need to know as I will have to join another gym, also, do you think there is any chance of getting my money back?

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I remember there used to be just two that expats used: Hillside and Chiang Mai Orchid.

I joined Platinum a few years ago mainly for the receptionists who were well tasty with short white mini skirts. Platinum, in my opinion, has never covered its overheads with membership fees. There are now many competitors in CM. Places like Powerhouse are too small and expensive in my opinion but it is very convenient for people who live in that part of town or people without transport.

I might join Chiang Mai Orchid. It used to be quite famous for the educated 20-something Thai women who went there looking for a farang gig. Facilities are not that great but there's a good pool.

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The Chedi is pretty good and very clean and never get crowded. Price is also negotiable.

And about platinum, it's going to be seized by the bank and then auctioned to a third-party. The owner has gone bankrupted.

That makes sense.

I thought there was a group of shareholders though including someone from the owners of Singha beer. Maybe ownership was tidied up so that liabilities are limited.

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I looked at the chedi too, it's small, clean and most of the time empty, but the prices are much too high. I can't remember it all, but I think about 5000 per month. And you can't use the pool if you do not take a 1 year membership. (at over 20000 THB). Till now I stay with centara, but I hope it's not getting more crowded. platinum was just the best, till now I saw no other gym that can replace it.

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