€5775 or 30k points...

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  1. OY-JFS
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    I was searching for rooms in Athens, and only the presidential suite was bookable for money, but for 30k points, I could book standard room as a reward night (and I did). Hotel must be fully booked, and they just forgot to remove award availability. Or what do you think?
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    Indeed, seems like the hotel is fully booked on your dates, with only the Presidential suite shows availability. WOW. 30.000 sounds like a good offer.
    Report back on what room type you were getting once you checked into the hotel.
     
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    I would take that photo to the hotel and tell them that you thought you had booked the presidential suite. There is a good possibility that the suite will be available and you may just get it.
     
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    Next page was like this, so I don't think they would buy that story. But I'll keep an eye on availability. I am arriving around 4-5pm, but would it be a good idea to wait a bit longer with the checkin (to increase chances of an upgrade)? I am only IHG Gold...
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    This could be an awesome use of points, Mr Ostrich.
     
  6. OY-JFS
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    Not looking good regarding upgrades. Yesterday availability looked like this:
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    and today like this:

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    still looks good choice rooms for 30000 points! Are you actually staying or were just researching?
     
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    I stayed. And paid €45 for a club room upgrade, which was ok. Great property, but location not perfect.
     
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    If the hotel had been PACKED, I probably would have worried more about being walked than about getting a mega upgrade if delaying checkin to last instant. Not enough to worry really, but the presidential suite would not be on my radar screen either.
     

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