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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.

IHG Rewards Club Kimpton DeWitt

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). [click to continue…]

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LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that they had received from Kimpton about a change to their InTouch program’s Inner Circle elite level when it comes to status matched guests.

kimpton-intouch-changes

Status matched Inner Circle members are no longer eligible for a free night benefit at new hotels BEFORE spending and crediting at least 3 eligible stays towards the program. I think that the email above is done in a very frank way “we want you to have your cake and eat it too, but in fairness we ask few crumbs thrown our way as well”. I don’t think that this requirement is onerous considering that they continue to match elite status that InTouch members have with other chains. [click to continue…]