IHG Hotels runs three loyalty/guest recognition programs of IHG Rewards Club, collecting points and redeeming free nights, paid InterContinental Ambassador for benefits at InterContinentals, and Inner Circle for enhanced benefits at Kimpton hotels.
IHG has now sent out invitations and extensions for Kimpton’s Inner Circle tier, which requirements have never been published, through December 31, 2021. .
You can access Kimpton Inner Circle here.
Here’s the invitation that went out last night:
Here are the Inner Circle benefits:
It must be extremely confusing for most members that there are three loyalty/guest recognition programs under IHG Hotels.
They really should once and for all combine all of them and come with proper top-tier benefits that other competitors such as Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott offer.
Here are the terms and conditions of Inner Circle:
Inner Circle Amenity
Customized Amenity: Inner Circle members will receive a customized in-room amenity that will include, to the best of the hotel’s ability, a favorite snack and beverage, based on their custom preferences, during each qualified stay at all participating Kimpton hotels. Specific delivery times, brands, and sizes are not guaranteed and vary by hotel and are delivered on IHG® Rewards Club qualified stays only.
Inner Circle members can enter these preferences in their online profile by signing into their account at www.ihgrewardsclub.com or dialing the Inner Circle VIP line, you can find this unpublished number by signing into your IHG® Rewards Club account and navigating to Contact Us.
Inner Circle New Hotel Free Night
Inner Circle New Hotel Free Night is valid at participating Kimpton hotels. Must be a current Inner Circle member with at least 3 qualified stays completed within the last 12 months to book the Free Night. The Free Night must be consumed within the offer period. Only the cost of the room is complimentary. Members are responsible for all incidental charges and applicable taxes and fees. Inner Circle New Hotel Free Night is offered at the hotel’s discretion beginning generally within the first six months of opening. The dates available may vary by participating hotel. The free night benefit is valid for a deluxe category room, subject to availability, blackout dates apply. New Hotel Free Nights are available to Inner Circle members in a limited quantity on a first come, first serve basis. Allotments of Free Nights may sell out. Only one free night per New Hotel may be booked per Inner Circle member. This benefit is not transferrable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The room must be booked under the Inner Circle member’s name. The IHG® Rewards Club Spire Elite complimentary room upgrade is applicable if available upon arrival. Valid at Kimpton hotels in North America only. The free night stay may not be booked until the benefit dates have been made public
Inner Circle New Hotel Free Night is valid at participating Kimpton hotels only. The Inner Circle New Hotel Free Night is published with offer dates and sell date on the Inner Circle Free Night landing page.
Restaurant Recognition: Inner Circle members enjoy a small complimentary taste from the chef when dining at a Kimpton Restaurant. Inner Circle members should identify themselves and their status to the restaurant staff in order to receive the complimentary Chef’s Taste. The member does not need to be staying at the hotel to receive this benefit. The taste is up to the discretion of each restaurant and chef and can be presented as a small appetizer or dessert. The benefit is available during dinner hours only. The following hotels do not participate in VIP recognition:
- Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
- Kimpton Carlyle Dupont Circle
- Kimpton Fitzroy London
- Kimpton Glover Park Hotel
- Kimpton George Hotel
- Kimpton Hotel Eventi
- Kimpton Hotel Wilshire
- Kimpton Ink 48 Hotel
- Kimpton La Peer Hotel
- Kimpton Monaco Salt Lake City
- Kimpton Schofield Hotel
- Kimpton Saint George Hotel
VIP Phone Line
Access to a dedicated VIP line where our friendly Inner Circle agents are ready to assist with IHG® Rewards Club reservations, questions about Spire Elite and Inner Circle benefits, plus much more.
This number is available when signed in as Inner Circle on IHG.com and navigate to https://www.ihg.com/hotels/us/en/customer-care/contact-us.
Guaranteed One Category Room Upgrade
For each stay, Inner Circle members will be provided with a room upgrade one category higher than booked. The upgrade is not subject to availability, this is a guaranteed benefit. If all the rooms in the hotel are priced the same than a more desirable location will be chosen as an upgrade – e.g. best view. The upgrade will be prepared on the day of arrival in advance of the member’s arrival and excludes Presidential, Specialty Suites and all suites with two bedrooms and greater.
Guarateed 4pm Check-Out
Inner Circle members are entitled to keep their room up to 4pm at no additional charge.
Guarateed Early Check-In from 10am
Inner Circle members are entitled to check-in beginning at 10am on date of arrival. If the room category is not available at 10am, another room will be made available for the member’s use until the Inner Circle members’ room is ready.
Complimentary High-Speed Internet
Inner Circle members are entitled to the highest speed internet available. Inner Circle members will receive, complimentary, the highest speed internet available when staying at a Kimpton hotel.
Complimentary In-Room Water
Inner Circle members are entitled to complimentary mineral water delivered to their room on arrival. The water is typically included as part of the Inner Circle Amenity.
For Rewards Club membership terms and conditions visit: