Oct032018

IHG Kimpton Portland/Seattle 10K bonus points/night appears better than it is

Six Kimpton Hotels in Portland and Seattle have an IHG Rewards Club promotion for 10,000 bonus points per night for stays from Sep 26 to Feb 28, 2019, but you must book your stay by October 10, 2018.

10% off BAR + 10,000 bonus points/night for nonrefundable rate

This promotion grabbed my attention when I first read the offer, but after analyzing room rates, this offer is okay, but not nearly as good as it appears.

Get More Getaway 10K bonus points per night promotional rate is generally $30 per night more compared to the advance purchase rate for the same date and room type.

Portland

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland

Seattle

Kimpton Alexis Hotel

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle

Kimpton Palladian Hotel

Six hotels earn 10,000 IHG Rewards Club point per night Sep 26-Feb 28, 2019.

Rate Analysis

Given that this bonus points offer requires a nonrefundable booking made over the next week, the basic rate comparison is to look at the difference between this *My Offers Get More Getaway promotional rate and the price of a regular advance purchase room to determine the difference.

10% off BAR is the same as AAA rate in most cases, however, I found at least one hotel with dates when AAA flexible cancellation rate was lower than Get More Getaway 10K per night nonrefundable rate.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland 

Fri Nov 16 – Sun Nov 18 2-night weekend stay

Regular Advance Purchase lowest rate

$560.49 total rate for normal advance purchase rate

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland 

Fri Nov 16 – Sun Nov 18 2-night weekend stay

*My Offers 10,000 bonus points rate

$620.31 Kimpton Monaco Portland Get More Getaway 10K rate

The 10K Get More Getaway special rate is $30 more per night to earn 10,000 IHG Rewards Club bonus points than the regular advance purchase rate.

Since IHG Rewards Club points frequently sell at the rate of $5 per 1,000 points, you can simply purchase 10,000 points for $50.

Essentially this offer is a $20 per night bonus in IHG Rewards Club points. Now that is a decent offer if you would have stayed at a Kimpton Hotel anyway, but not a spectacular offer since most of these six Kimpton hotels in Portland and Seattle are priced over $200 per night on most dates.

I ran this same analysis for three of these Kimpton Hotels on different dates including around Thanksgiving and Christmas and found similar results for every rate check comparison.

Kimpton Alexis Hotel Seattle

Fri Oct 19

Alexis King Room Advance Purchase Rate = $304.05

Kimpton Alexis AP rate Oct 19 $304.05

Kimpton Alexis Hotel Seattle

Fri Oct 19

Alexis King Room Get More Getaway 10K points rate = $337.24

Kimpton Alexis Get More 10K rate Oct 19 $337

Kimpton Alexis Seattle Get More Getaway rate is $33.19 more per night to earn 10,000 IHG points you can buy for $50.

Good deal if you would have booked a nonrefundable stay in Portland or Seattle anyway, but the value of this offer is not so compelling as to risk a nonrefundable stay reservation simply to earn 10,000 IHG bonus points.

 

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. Ric –

    Mariott workers are striking in SF – time to pull up the “Bad Hotel” flashmob video 😉 ?

  2. I have over 35,000 points earned so far this year, and got the new IHG Premier credit card. Will that be enough for Spire Elite next year?

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