IHG acquired Kimpton several years ago, though until recently continued to operate these hotels completely independently. Then earlier this year, Kimpton joined IHG Rewards Club, meaning it’s treated similarly to other IHG brands when it comes to earning and redeeming points. I’d say this is bad news for Kimpton loyalists, while it’s great news for IHG loyalists, since we have access to more cool properties.
Not surprisingly, IHG Rewards Club has offered quite a few promotions for Kimpton stays, presumably in hopes of appeasing Kimpton loyalists, and also in hopes of encouraging more IHG Rewards Club members to give Kimpton a try. In addition to all of those promotions, you can now save money on an upcoming Kimpton stay with your Amex card. This promotion matches one that we saw earlier this year.
There’s a new targeted Amex Offer for $60 back when you spend $300+ at Kimpton properties in the US. The offer is valid for stays at participating properties through October 14, 2018. You need to book directly with Kimpton/IHG to take advantage of this, and what matters is that you’re billed during the promotion period (so in theory a prepaid stay for a future date could qualify, as long as it’s billed during the promotion period).
Let me once again emphasize that this promotion is targeted, though it at least seems to be pretty widely targeted for Membership Rewards cards.
This promotion can potentially be stacked with some other offers for Kimpton stays. For example, through September 16, 2018, IHG Rewards Club is offering 5,000 bonus points per Kimpton stay (starting with your second stay), up to 30,000 bonus points.
Furthermore, if you stay soon, this could be stacked with the Accelerate offer, valid for stays through July 31, 2018.
Also, if you do stay at a Kimpton through September 3, 2018, make sure you provide the secret social password, which is “out of office.” This will get you a special surprise at check-in.
Has anyone stayed at a Kimpton recently due to all the promotions we’ve seen, or plan on doing so soon?