A FlyerTalk member noticed his Cash & Points reservation for Athens Grand Bretagne changed this week from 18,000 points + $330 to 30,000 points + $540 for a 3-night stay.
Luxury Collection Grand Bretagne Athens is one of the hotels to rise from Category 5 to Category 6 last week. Athens is suffering riots in the streets, and the tourists and business people are paying more for the comfort of being out of the maddening crowds.
Starwood Lurker responds,
My apologies for the inconvenience. This happens every year when the categories change and a property goes up. Just ignore it. No one is coming after you for more points or cash.
William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Don’t worry about a thing. Every little thing is going to be all right.
SPG Cash & Points
Speaking of Athens
I’ll be in Athens October 23-25 for TBEX14 Europe, the travel blog exchange conference. Looking forward to the trip. This will be my first time visiting Athens and Greece.
I haven’t been close to a street riot since TBEX11 Vancouver when the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup hockey finals.