I forgot to mention a few other great things in my recent review of the Athens Ledra. I stayed the first three days on rewards points and on the last paid cash (but not through the new system -- I just made two reservations). Kalliopi got the same room for me for the four nights, took all the hassle out of it, and it was only because I wanted to use my gift card before leaving at 3am Monday that I actually did check out and check in again. And guess what? Unlike in Toronto, no hassles at all with the gift card. They gave me $77 for a $100 card, which was the exact universal currency exchange rate. And finally my room was not only fabulous, but it also had a kitchenette.
I now will have to go back to Ghent to see if they're still my other favorite Marriott