When I was looking hotel options for a stay in Amsterdam this month, there was a note that Kimpton DeWitt Amsterdam would be open for reservations this spring, although the first date available for bookings is June 1, 2017.
InterContinental Hotels Group acquired Kimpton back in 2014 (read more here) and there still is no program integration, although message that was sent to Kimpton Karma program members back in 2015 (read more here) indicated that it would take place in 2017. Kimpton also lost most of its San Francisco properties in 2015 (read more here).
You can access Kimpton DeWitt Amsterdam’s website here.
Here’s what IHG rate search shows:
Here’s the loyalty program info on Kimpton DeWitt’s website:
Here’s the response from IHG Americas spokesperson:
IHG and Kimpton have two of the premier loyalty programs in the hospitality industry. As we continue to make good progress creating a unified program, we are intent on offering one that will appeal to the diverse array of guests we host. We are pleased with the direction in which we are headed, and look forward to sharing the details at the appropriate time.
Kimpton De Witt Hotel will be participating in the IHG Rewards Club loyalty program and does not have the ability to honor two loyalty programs. As such, only IHG Rewards Club points can be redeemed for Reward Nights. Kimpton Karma members can still use their Karma Reward Night at all other Kimpton locations.
Certainly the program integration has taken far longer than it should have. These Karma participating Kimpton properties are available for bookings on IHG’s website but there are ZERO benefits for IHG Rewards Club member stays at them.
Seems that IHG somewhat lost the plot with this Kimpton purchase. Most of the San Francisco properties gone and very slow roll-out internationally which was one of the reasons for the purchase.
At least IHG Rewards Club members are eligible to earn and use points at this Amsterdam property. It remains to be see what the Gold, Platinum and Spire Elite benefits are.