Last week we posted an article on a 3rd-night-free promotional rate that Kimpton was running at 7 properties in Seattle, Denver & Portland. We analyzed the details, and we concluded that this could actually be a very good deal for these hotels – and for nice hotels in these sometimes-expensive cities in general:
Importantly, Kimpton’s Seattle/Denver/Portland promotion expires tomorrow – so book right away if you want to take advantage of that one!
Now, Kimpton is back this week with another free-night promotion – 3rd-night-free at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, and 4th-night-free at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt in Austin.
Summary of the Deal
Kimpton is offering a 3rd-night-free rate at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, and 4th-night-free at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt in Austin. You must book by Saturday, March 9, and your stay can be any time between now and May 31 (subject to availability and blackout dates).
We received an email from IHG/Kimpton suggesting that this is a “Member Exclusive Offer,” but as with the previous promo we were able to locate a direct link to access it (no email or member login required):
Is This a Good Deal?
We didn’t re-analyze this deal on its own, but when we analyzed the similar promotion for Seattle last week, we concluded that it was a very good deal on a nice (albeit quirky) hotel with a great location. Be sure to check your own situation if you’re using this promo for Phoenix & Austin – but we were impressed enough with last week’s similar promo that we wanted to be sure and let our readers know of this new one as well.
Strategies to Maximize This Deal
1 – Stack with Citi Prestige 4th-Night-Free Benefit (4NF) – If you have the Citi Prestige card, we believe you should be able to use the Kimpton Phoenix & Austin free night promos with the Prestige’s 4NF benefit. The offer is available through a publicly-accessible link. Although the rate says it’s a member-exclusive offer, even if that requirement is enforced it seems like the IHG number can simply be added during the booking process. This would be standard operating procedure for the Citi Prestige Aspire Concierge in our experience.
In addition, even though the Kimpton Austin hotel is also a 4th-night-free rate, we believe it should stack with Prestige 4NF. The Prestige 4NF benefit simply takes an average of the total base room rates for your 4 nights, and then gives you a statement credit for 1/4 of that amount. This typically works even if you have a promo like this where the actual 4th night is being assigned a room rate of $0.
So, we *think* that Citi Prestige 4NF would work here.
2 – Stack with the current Amex Offer – Reader Pasha kindly reminded us that there is a current Amex Offer for Kimpton, for $60 statement credit when you spend $300+ at Kimpton hotels. The Amex Offer runs through May 1, so it covers the majority of the time period of this promotion. If your stay at the Kimpton Phoenix or Austin hotels is in March or April, using the Amex Offer with this promotion will reduce an already-good rate even more!
3 – Stacks with the current IHG Reward Nights Faster promotion – Stays using this promotional rate during March and April will count toward your requirements for IHG’s current Rewards Nights Faster promotion, which runs through April 30. As you can see, March and April stays could be *very* rewarding!
4 – Kimpton Secret Password – Kimpton often has a “secret password” that you can mention at check-in and receive a special treat. This applies chain-wide, including at the Kimpton Phoenix & Austin hotels. We checked Kimpton’s Twitter feed, and we could not locate a currently-active password (the last one expired on February 17). But, maybe there will be a new one soon!
Can you take advantage of this Kimpton promotion? Do you have any data points that absolutely confirm our educated guess that this promotion can be stacked with Citi Prestige 4NF? Please share with us and other Middle Age Miles readers in the Comments!
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