Jan252010

Kimpton InTouch Hotel Credit with $50 Haiti Donation

Update: January 27, 2010 – I interpreted this Kimpton InTouch charity offer incorrectly in my original Loyalty Traveler post. Generally I don’t even bother calling the hotel company to discuss promotion details due to the high probability of getting bad information. This was actually an instance where I talked to a Kimpton Hotels representative before writing the original post and I basically got it all wrong anyway.

The Kimpton Hotels offer for InTouch members who make a $50+ donation to Doctors Without Borders is one stay and night credit towards the free night InTouch members earn after 7 stays or 20 nights at Kimpton Hotels.

Kimpton Hotels  InTouch loyalty program will give the member a hotel stay and night credit  if  your donation to Doctors Without Borders  is $50 or more.

“For those members who donate $50 or more, a bonus credit will be applied to your InTouch account. This bonus credit will be applied to your next free night in 2010. Please forward your email confirmation to haitirelief@kimptonhotels.com.“

So what does this mean?

Kimpton InTouch is not a points-based hotel loyalty program. The InTouch program offers members a free night after 7 stays or 20 nights. Free night qualifying stay and night credit are cumulative year to year. If you joined Kimpton InTouch in 2009 and had 3 hotel stays with 5 nights, then you would only need 4 more hotel stays or 15 nights to earn a free night.

The $50 donation to Doctors Without Borders will count towards your free night credit by adding one stay and one night credit to your account. If your account shows 3 stays and 5 nights, then a $50 donation will put your account at 4 stays and 6 nights.

I apologize to Kimpton Hotels and my readers for incorrectly interpreting the Kimpton Haiti Relief offer. 

As I understand this offer, say you donate $100 to Doctors Without Borders, then when you redeem a free night credit in 2010 you will receive a $100 credit to use at the hotel for services like restaurant, spa, room service, and such.

If you already have a free night in your Kimpton account, then this offer is a great deal. You will need to complete 7 stays or 20 nights to earn a free night if you are new to Kimpton InTouch.

Kimpton Haiti Relief offer link.

Kimpton InTouch Guest Loyalty Program

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. This offer was described incorrectly in my original post. Darcie of InsideFlyer contacted me Jan 27 to inform me that I had misinterpreted the promotion based on information Kimpton Hotels had sent her regarding the offer.

    Anyway, this is still a nice offer from Kimpton Hotels.

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