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There’s no shortage of reasons to visit Athens. For centuries, this has been one of the world’s most celebrated cities with food and views to die for. Now there’s a way to experience Athenian life like no one has done before: SPG Moments is auctioning off a five-course meal prepared at a table for 22 people — while suspended 164 ft (50 meters) in the air by a crane. What’s more, the tables and chairs at this “Dinner in the Sky” will slowly rotate throughout the meal, offering unprecedented views of the city below, the seaside, and, of course, the iconic Acropolis.

We’re seeing bids starting at 24,500 Starpoints for packages that include a two-night stay in the Hotel Grand Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, dinner for two at Dinner in the Sky as well as other perks. Full details of the package are listed below:

  • One Dinner in the Sky experience for two at the Technopolis in Athens on June 4, 2016 at 8pm
  • A two-night stay for two at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Athens (Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5)
  • Daily breakfast for two and complimentary Wi-Fi during your stay
  • Private complimentary transportation from and to the airport
  • Private complimentary transportation from and to the Technopolis
Life ain’t bad when you come back down, either; this is the view from the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Image courtesy of the Hotel Grande Bretagne.

If the bids don’t increase dramatically, this package could be a great deal. Here’s why: The current auction price for a Dinner in the Sky meal is hovering around 25,000 Starpoints — which is equal to roughly $613, according to TPG’s valuations from this month — but a room alone at the Category 6 Hotel Grand Bretagne costs at least $416 or 25,000 Starpoints per night. So you’d getting two nights plus this crazy dinner experience and ground transportation for the “cost” of a single-night stay.

There are a total of 10 packages available, with 22 total seats at the “restaurant,” so you’ll be dining with fellow Starwood enthusiasts. The auction ends at 7:00am ET on Friday — if you have some Starpoints to spare (and you’re able to visit Athens from June 3 through June 5), now’s the time to bid.

Featured image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Receive free in-room, premium internet access. Booking requirements apply.
  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
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