Kimpton Karma Becomes IHG Rewards Club Early 2018

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IHG acquired Kimpton back in 2014 (read more here) and there has been no loyalty integration between IHG Rewards Club & Kimpton Karma programs. No benefits or even earning points for IHG members for staying at Kimpton properties.

Kimpton Karma IHG

Now, IHG has finally announced that Kimpton’s Karma program will be folded to IHG Rewards Club in early 2018 and Inner Circle (highest Karma status) will become invitation only extension of Spire Elite status.

Kimpton Karma Rewards Annual Sale With Double Stay Credits For Stays Through December 30, 2017 (Book By October 16)

Kimpton Karma Rewards has launched their Annual Sale that comes with double stay credit for stays through December 30, 2017. The sale ends on October 16.

Kimpton Rewards Annual Sale With Double Stay Credit For Stays Through December 30, 2017 (Book By October 16)

Kimpton is owned by IHG but the program or hotels besides the one in Amsterdam that was previously Crowne Plaza are not in any shape or form integrated with IHG Rewards Club. Kimpton hotels have their own Karma Rewards.

Kimpton Karma – IHG Rewards Club Integration By 2018?

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Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired Kimpton back in 2014 (read more here) and Kimpton emailed to Karma members late 2015 (read more here) indicating loyalty program integration in 2017. This hasn’t happened.

IHG Rewards Club & Kimpton Karma

IHG Rewards Club members can book Kimpton hotels via IHG’s booking channels but there are zero status recognition or nights/points earned for the stays. There is only one exception to this rule that is the Kimpton Amsterdam (read more here) that used to be Crowne Plaza in previous life.

Kimpton DeWitt Amsterdam No Karma Program Participating – Part Of IHG Rewards Club

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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).

Kimpton Karma & IHG Rewards Club Integration Update (Happens 2017)

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It is now almost a year after InterContinental Hotels Group announced its’ acquisition of Kimpton Hotels back in December 2014 (read more here).

Kimpton Karma IHG Rewards Club Integration Update

Kimpton’s Karma and IHG’s IHG Rewards Club have stayed separate and there have been no attempts trying to tap into the IHG distribution system or loyalty program members to market Kimpton.

IHG/Kimpton Lose Massive Capacity in San Francisco After Properties Exit The Chain

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IHG Hotels seem to have lost the majority of their Kimpton Hotels in San Francisco. As of right now there are only two properties left that can be booked.

Kimpton SFO

Unfortunately out of the vast nine hotels portfolio, only The Buchanan and the Sir Francis Drake Hotel are remaining at the disposal of the customers. That is too bad!

More Booze At Select Kimpton Hotels: Introduces Nightcap Program

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Starting on Monday this week, guests at select Kimpton hotels have been able to participate to a nightcap program.

Kimpton Nightcap Program

Guests will most likely receive a small pour of brandy, cognac, or port that is paired with a small bite. This is offered usually between 9PM to 10:30PM, although hotels are free to set the hours.

InterContinental Hotels Group Acquires Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

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InterContinental Hotels Group today has agreed to purchase San Francisco based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants that operates 62 boutique hotels and has 16 properties in the pipeline, for $430 million.

InterContinental Hotels Group Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

InterContinental Hotels Group has IHG Rewards Club and Ambassador guest loyalty programs and Kimpton recently relaunched its Karma loyalty program.

Kimpton Karma Rewards Secret Password Until September 29, 2014

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Kimpton properties has nice little extras for those that whisper the valid secret password at the time of checking in from free parking to complimentary drinks.

Kimpton Karma Rewards Secret Word

Kimpton has new secret password that is valid until September 29, 2014, that I learned about on FlyerTalk thread here.

Kimpton Karma Rewards Promo: Double Stay & Night Credits & Up To 20% Off July 23 – September 30, 2014

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Kimpton has launched a new promo for Karma Rewards members that can earn double stay credits and up to 20% off for stays between July 23 and September 30, 2014, that are booked by August 4.

Kimpton Karma Rewards Double Stay Credit & Up To 20 Percent Off

Note that the doubling only applies both to stay and night credits. You must book a specific rate plan to take advantage of this offer.

Kimpton Introduces Karma Rewards (InTouch Is Gone)

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Kimpton has been teasing for the past few weeks about the enhancements coming to its InTouch program that is now called Karma Rewards.

Kimpton Karma Rewards

There are 4 levels in it’s program, Tier 1 being the lowest and Inner Circle the highest. When you sign up for the program, you will start at the base level that is the Tier 1.

Kimpton InTouch Reduces Maximum Stay Length Eligible For Credit

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Kimpton has now tinkered the terms and conditions of its InTouch program for the second time in a less than a month.

Kimpton InTouch T&Cs

The number of nights that is eligible for reward credit on any one stay has been reduced to just 21 nights.

Kimpton InTouch Terms & Conditions Update

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Kimpton has made a small change to the terms and conditions of its InTouch guest loyalty program.

Kimpton InTouch Terms and Conditions Change April 2014

Kimpton has previously had two lines for explaining when the awards rooms are not available for redemption and has now added a third one.

Kimpton Inner Circle Terms & Conditions Changes (Not For The Better)

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It is time of the year when hotels and airlines are tinkering with their loyalty programs and award charts.

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A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that he had received from Kimpton today regarding the policy changes.

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