Hoteliers in Athens are slashing their rates in bid to attract events business back in the city. According to a Greek DMC. Venues and other suppliers in the recession-hot destination are offering discounts of between 10 – 30 per cent. The destination is offering far friendlier rates than any other European capital, making it a most attractive city for event planners. One offer than has been highlighted is the Hotel Grande Bretagne. The five-property is offering a day delegate rate of €44.50 (£36.00) pp.