Nov122011

Would you walk 10,000 steps for 50% off Kimpton Hotels?

When I visit an urban hotel in an area where I have never stayed before, I generally arrive at the hotel in early afternoon, photograph my room, put on my tennis shoes and go walking to explore the surrounding neighborhoods. My travel style can be a ticket to a 50% room discount at the Palomar Hotels by Kimpton in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Hotel Palomar Los Angeles and Hotel Palomar San Diego offer a “Walk this Way” package rate that includes a pedometer, bottled water, power bar and foot lotion. Another benefit of the Walk this Way package rate is the opportunity to receive a hotel voucher for 50% off a hotel stay through December 30, 2012 at the LA Hotel Palomar or San Diego Hotel Palomar if you walk 10,000 steps on the day of arrival.

So be sure to check in early for this deal!

10,000 steps equates to about 5 miles. This deal gives new meaning to street walking for cash. If you are ready for a leisurely two hour walk after arriving to the Hotel Palomar, then you can score with this package rate in Los Angeles or San Diego.

Hotel Palomar Walk This Way Package Rate (Los Angeles and San Diego)

Hotel Palomar San Diego Package includes:

  • Beautifully appointed deluxe accommodations
  • $20 daily credit to be used in Saltbox Drinking & Dining or in-room Dining
  • Welcome Amenity including pedometer, bottled water, power bar and soothing foot lotion
  • Also show the front desk you have walked 10,000+ steps the day you check-in (not cumulative steps during stay) and get 50% off your room rate when you come back and stay at Palomar San Diego or Palomar Los Angeles by 12/30/2012.
  • Morning coffee and tea service in living room, hosted evening wine reception in living room, 24-hour access to in-house fitness room
  • All for just $20 more than our Best Available Rate

Book online or call (888) 288-6601 and mention rate code WTW.

Hotel Palomar Los Angeles

Package includes:

  • Beautifully appointed deluxe accommodations
  • $20 daily credit to be used in BLVD 16 or in-room Dining
  • Welcome Amenity including pedometer, bottled water, power bar and soothing foot lotion
  • Also show the front desk you have walked 10,000+ steps the day you check-in (not cumulative steps during stay) and get 50% off your room rate when you come back and stay at Palomar San Diego or Palomar Los Angeles by 12/30/2012.
  • Morning coffee and tea service in living room, hosted evening wine reception in living room, 24-hour access to in-house fitness room.
  • All for just $20 more than our Best Available Rate.

Book online or call (800) 472-8556 and mention rate code WTW.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego Packages and Promotions

Hotel Palomar San Diego Packages and Promotions

Kimpton InTouch loyalty program members earn a free hotel night after every seven stays or 20 nights. These are cumulative stays and nights and the counter is not based on the calendar year. Kimpton InTouch tracks your stays and nights over the years and once you have 7 stays or 20 nights accumulated at Kimpton Hotels you earn a free night good for any Kimpton Hotel.

 

Loyalty Traveler Rate Analysis

Hotel Palomar San Diego (Friday November 25) Deluxe Guest Room King Bed

  • AAA rate  = $197
  • Walk This Way Rate = $239
  • Walk this Way package rate is $42 + tax more than AAA per night, but Walk This Way package includes pedometer and $20 food & beverage credit good for in-room dining or Saltbox restaurant.
  • Walk this Way rate is a good deal if you plan to use the 50% discount credit for a future hotel stay by Dec 30, 2012.

As an aside, the history of the Sè Hotel gives insight into the world of hotel high finance and the parallel of the hotel foreclosure market to the residential housing market. The Sè Hotel opened in San Diego just as the banking crisis peaked in late 2008 and hotel revenue plummeted with the luxury market room rate collapse in 2009. The Sè Hotel was in financial straits by early 2009 as loan payments came due. By summer 2010 the hotel owners filed for bankruptcy. Kimpton acquired the hotel and opened it as Hotel Palomar in September 2012.

SignonSanDiego.com has several stories detailing the rise and fall of the Sè Hotel in San Diego.

December 27, 2008 – Luxury Hotel opening in peanut-butter-and-jelly times

June 28, 2010 – High end downtown hotel files for bankruptcy.

February 22, 2011 – Sè Hotel goes on the market, but who will get the money?

May 26, 2011 – Bankrupt downtown hotel sells for $49 million (Hotel was built in 2008 for $150 million and sold to Kimpton Hotels 30 months later for $49 million.)

 

 

About Ric Garrido

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. I think this is a great promotion. It encourages just walking around and not the notion that you have to have a gym to exercise.

    I have always loved the saying: “Anywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” My personal best: 490 miles hiking through the mountains over about six weeks. Even with that I am just a grasshopper compared to a good number of folks.

    America really needs a paradigm shift. Everywhere I have lived walkers and cyclist where I live are bitterly hated. It is very much a car only culture. I feel like Joe Dirt sometimes (hey bicycle, we call this place the town, this is a place where everybody hates you). I know there are some places like Seattle that are like a new Amsterdam for cyclists, but that seems to be the exception than the rule. Where I live right now somebody has to get killed in a car accident for any significant concessions to be made for walkers or cyclists.

  2. @Rob – One of the greatest organizations contributing to the health of the country in my opinion is http://www.railstotrails.org that works to convert former railroad tracks to paved bicycle trails.

    One of the greatest improvements in my lifetime in Monterey is the old railroad track through Monterey along the coastline is now the primary paved bicycle and walking trail.

    When I was a teenager the trail was railroad ties along the shore from Fisherman’s Wharf to Cannery Row. Now it is among the top tourist and local walks and rides in the city used by thousands of people daily.

  3. Interesting history of the hotel. It’s amazing how much of a real estate bubble happened.

    The walking promotion is interesting also. I guess it is a good way to say that the area around your hotel is safe. Though I guess you could do the 10,000 steps on the treadmill.

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