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A very intriguing and rewarding program with which I have virtually no personal experience is the Kimpton Inner Circle program. I’ve stayed at a couple of really swanky Kimpton properties, but I haven’t even come close to having any sort of Kimpton status with my very infrequent visits. But, maybe that will change.
Before I get to how that can change much faster than you might guess, let me spend a minute on what the official perks are for a top tier Kimpton Inner Circle member.
Kimpton Karma Inner Circle Status
Kimpton Karma has four different tiers you earn by staying a minimum number of eligible stays or nights per calendar year.
- Tier 1 – just sign-up
- Tier 2 – 3 stays or 10 nights
- Tier 3 – 7 stays or 20 nights
- Inner Circle – 14 stays or 40 nights
Top tier Inner Circle members get all of the perks of the first three tiers such as a $10 “Raid the Bar” credit per stay ($15 in NYC), $30 in-room spa credit, and more, but they also get unlimited upgrades, welcome amenities on each visit, late check-out priority, greater access to award nights, and, of greatest interest to me, a free night at each new Kimpton property “once they get their sea legs”. That alone is a pretty sweet offering as they have a number of properties in development including ones that just opened in Nashville and Amsterdam, and some underway in Grenada, Paris, and Palm Springs, among many others. Sadly, the gorgeous new Grand Cayman property has already finished offering free nights to Inner Circle members.
While we are on the topic of Kimpton perks they also just launched a new “secret password” you can say at check-in for a surprise! The new secret password is Sun Salutation and it is valid from 6/1/17 – 9/3/17.
Maximize the Kimpton Double Stays Promotion
Okay so the reason all of this is relevant today is that Kimpton is running a double stay credit promo where you not only get up to 25% off the Best Available Rates, but double stay credit for eligible stays booked by May 28, 2017, for travel from May 17 – September 5, 2017 using the code FLING.
Kimpton isn’t a huge chain, so since top tier Inner Circle status normally only requites 14 eligible stays in a calendar year, double stay credit means it can theoretically be done in just seven stays. And if your stays happen to just be one night each, then it can be done essentially in just seven nights.
At the same time you were doing that you would also be earning towards free award nights that are awarded after 7 eligible stays or 20 eligible nights at Kimpton hotels, whichever comes first. If you completed the seven necessary stays at double stay credit to earn Inner Circle status via this promo, at the same time you would also earn two free nights to use at their gorgeous properties via the double stay promo, at least according to my reading and understanding of the terms. This is sounding better and better… Now to convince Josh to go back to hotel hopping…
If you do decide to go for it, make sure you check the eligible dates and participating hotels carefully and be sure to book via the “FLING” promo rates by May 28, 2017. If you have Inner Circle status I’d love for you to weigh in with your thoughts on the perks! Anyone else as intrigued by this as I am?
Terms and Conditions:
Kimpton Karma Rewards exclusive offer is subject to availability and valid for stays from May 17, 2017 through September 5, 2017. Offer must be booked by May 28, 2017 under this exclusive rate code. Double stay credits will be posted to your account within 30 days of checkout. These credits have no cash value and cannot be used towards a future stay or anything else. The world being the way it is, additional taxes and fees may apply. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotions or offers. Not valid for discounted or negotiated rates, groups or existing reservations. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Finally, Kimpton Hotels reserves the right to cancel reservations booked with erroneous room rates. Hotels not participating in this exclusive offer: Kimpton De Witt Hotel, Kimpton Donovan Hotel, Kimpton George Hotel, Kimpton Glover Park Hotel, Kimpton Hotel Born, Kimpton Hotel Madera, Kimpton La Peer Hotel, Kimpton Palladian Hotel, Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Kimpton Topaz Hotel.
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