At Thailand Open, most players, say 99% of them, stay at the official hotel. It's like they are even obligated to do so because the tournament struck a deal with the hotel that the players would stay there and the hotel would get the PR
. But some players might opt to stay at some other places (i.e. Fed who is staying at another hotel on the riverside) and the tournament would have to tell the press that Fed stays at the official hotel. Otherwise the hotel would "lose face", like why the top profile players dont wanna stay with them and so on.
Also, I agree, the biggest farce is Thailand's election earlier this year in April. I've been so annoyed with some people going hullabaloo that this coup is the end of our democracy. Where were they when the last election occured, I wonder.