I just completed two two-night stays in Barcelona at two different properties. I don't normally pay much attention to the points posting, but I happened to check this time since I was completing the MegaBonus and I noticed something odd. Both hotels earned about the same amount of points despite one stay costing roughly double the price of the other.
These are just rough estimates using today's exchange rates and counting the room only at the AC and all charges at the Renaissance (I'm not sure if taxes are "qualifying charges" or not though).
AC Hotel Sants = ~$120/night (room only) x 2 = 240x10pts/$ = 2400 base points while my statement shows 3,156 (2,104 base + 1,052 Elite)
Renaissance Barcelona = total charged was 564.30EUR or ~$620x10pts/$ = 6,200 base while my statement shows 3,167 (1,111 base + 556 Elite+ 1,500 extra)
So, am I just doing something wrong with these calculations or am I getting short-changed here?