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Kimpton Hotels now bookable with IHG Rewards Club points

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A modest three years after it bought the company, IHG has finally made redemptions at the US luxury boutique chain Kimpton Hotels available via IHG Rewards Club.

As I outlined in this article, you can also earn IHG Rewards Club points and get your status benefits recognised at Kimpton properties.

Here is a list of Kimpton Hotels and the points required.  These numbers are high and reflect the high $ rates charged.

What I don’t know is how these properties compare with the top InterContinental hotels.  In New York, for example, we have the Muse and Eventi at 70,000 points per night.  This is the same as the two InterContinental hotels will charge from next week.   TripAdvisor ranks the Eventi at 44th best and the Muse at 79th best compared to 103rd for the IC Barclay and 171st for IC Times Square.

Kimpton Hotels at 40,000 IHG points per night

  • Baltimore (Inner Harbor) – Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore
  • Cleveland (Downtown) – Kimpton Schofield Hotel
  • Salt Lake City (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City
  • Winston-Salem (Downtown) – Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

Kimpton Hotels at 45,000 IHG points per night

  • Chicago (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Allegro
  • Milwaukee (Third Ward District) – Kimpton Journeyman
  • Minneapolis (Downtown) – Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis
  • Pittsburgh (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh

Kimpton Hotels at 50,000 IHG points per night

  • Alexandria (Old Town) – Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa
  • Amsterdam – Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam Hotel (here is my review)
  • Charlotte (Uptown) – Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel
  • Chicago (Downtown) – Kimpton Gray Hotel
  • Chicago (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
  • Chicago (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago
  • Denver (Union Station) – Kimpton Born Hotel
  • Denver (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver
  • Manchester (Manchester Village) – Kimpton Taconic Hotel
  • Phoenix (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
  • Portland (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
  • Portland (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland
  • Portland (Waterfront) – Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
  • Sacramento (Downtown) – Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
  • San Diego (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
  • San Diego (Gaslamp Quarter) – Kimpton Solamar Hotel
  • Santa Barbara (Goleta) – Kimpton Goodland Hotel
  • Savannah (Historic District) – Kimpton Brice Hotel
  • Seattle (Downtown) – Kimpton Palladian Hotel
  • Seattle (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle
  • Seattle (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
  • St. Petersburg (St Pete’s Beach) – Kimpton Hotel Zamora
  • Washington DC (Dupont Circle) – Kimpton Carlyle Hotel
  • Washington DC (Dupont Circle) – Kimpton Hotel Madera
  • Washington DC (Dupont Circle)- Kimpton Rouge Hotel
  • Washington DC (Dupont Circle) – Kimpton Topaz Hotel
  • Washington DC (Glover Park) – Kimpton Glover Park Hotel

Kimpton Hotels at 55,000 IHG points per night

  • Boston (Cambridge) – Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
  • Boston (Downtown) – Kimpton Onyx Hotel
  • Huntington Beach (Oceanfront) – Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
  • Miami (Downtown Waterfront) – Kimpton EPIC Hotel
  • Miami (Oceanfront) – Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
  • Philadelphia (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
  • San Francisco (Japantown) – Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
  • San Francisco (Union Square) – Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
  • Washington DC (Downtown) – Kimpton Donovan Hotel
  • Washington DC (Downtown) – Kimpton Mason and Rook Hotel
  • Washington DC (Dupont Circle) – Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC

Kimpton Hotels at 60,000 IHG points per night

  • Austin (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
  • Boston (Downtown) – Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel
  • Miami (Southbeach) – Kimpton Angler’s Hotel
  • Nashville (Midtown) – Kimpton Aertson Hotel
  • Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) – Kimpton Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills
  • Los Angeles (Hollywood)- Kimpton Everly Hotel
  • Los Angeles (Miracle Mile) – Kimpton Hotel Wilshire
  • Palm Springs (Downtown) – Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel
  • Seattle (Waterfront) – Kimpton Alexis Hotel
  • Washington DC (Capitol Hill) – Kimpton George Hotel

Kimpton Hotels at 65,000 IHG points per night

  • New York (Hell’s Kitchen) – Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
  • Sedona (Uptown) – Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa
  • Vero Beach (Oceanfront Location) – Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel and Spa
  • Washington DC (Downtown) – Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

Kimpton Hotels at 70,000 IHG points per night

  • Grand Cayman (Seven Mile Beach) – Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa
  • Los Angeles (West Hollywood) – Kimpton La Peer Hotel
  • New York (Chelsea) – Kimpton Hotel Eventi
  • New York (Theater District) – Kimpton Muse Hotel
  • Santa Barbara (Downtown) – Kimpton Canary Hotel

IHG One Rewards update – June 2023:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is not currently running a global bonus points promotion.

New to IHG One Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.

IHG One Rewards is offering an 80% bonus when you buy points by 7th June.

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Comments (107)

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  • Philip White says:

    I was planning on staying at the Kimpton Monaco in Philadelphia in May/June and had a reservation via Amex Hotel Collection. So went on the IHG App to check availability and it would appear they are charging 55k per night, not 45k. However you can book any room available at that rate so I booked the deluxe suite, which equated to 0.6p per point. It’ll be interesting to see how the Spire Ambassador status is treated.

  • IP says:

    O/T would you pay 100£ more for Cathay P.E. and associated TP/Avios vs VA? Both direct LHR/HKG & times equally convenient.

  • Andy says:


    Some exceptional BA return flights in ET from LGW now. ALC is widely available for less than £50 return, with Barcelona return under £45!

  • JamesB says:

    OT: Do IHG January sale rates qualify for points? I’ve just booked a stay but it did not quote the estimated points earned that I have been seeing on bookings since their website upgrade.

    • Genghis says:

      Should be as I’m expecting points for last night’s stay. What does the app say?

      • JamesB says:

        They’re fine Genghis, just checked th*e email confirmation and estimated points earned are showing there. Which hotel did you opt for in Glasow in the end, didthis sale make you switch from points to cash?

        • Genghis says:

          Went for the Indigo. I prepriced with sale and still decided on points. Only getting 0.4p (not taking into account points earned) but I have loads of IHGs I need to spend. It should be a decent weekend away.

    • Rob says:

      Yes. I booked one for next week and it showed points earned.

  • JamesB says:

    I’m sure you will enjoy, any Indigo at 30k is a relatively good redemption compared to the cost of some HIE. Dumping IHG points was also the main driver for our European tour last year, was having difficulty using them since becoming Hilton Diamond.

  • mark2 says:

    I previously asked if anyone could tell me how to get a few Marriott points to round up; well I have found an answer.
    You can make a small purchase at Debenhams or Boots (or any of the other retailers) and make it ‘Click and Collect’. This can be tricky as it desperately wants to deliver it, so say yes to home delivery and wait until after you have said no Marriott points used at the top to have it delivered to a branch.
    Also I discovered by accident that if you return the goods to a branch neither of them ties the refund back to the purchase so that you retain the points (and Boots points too). So the till does not know which card you used to pay and you can put the refund onto current account debit card or any other.

    • Sundar says:

      Is this from the rewards more app ?

    • Waribai says:

      This might work once or twice. If they spot a pattern though of you returning items and never keeping them, you run the risk of having your Boots account closed.

      • mark2 says:

        Not suggesting to do it regularly, but since they don’t tie it back (as I said above) how can they spot the pattern? The assistant just keyed the amounts into the till.

  • Zoe says:

    Were the cards you paid with in her name or yours?

  • Canuck says:

    OT: Due to fly to OGG tomorrow. This morning, wife has been told she cannot fly. Question: how good have people found the Amex Plat Trip Cancellation insurance? I have a few flights and Marriott points bookings that are passed their cancellation date. Anyone had any experiences with their claims process? Appreciate any insight. Thanks.

    • Jen says:

      Had to curtail honeymoon (major expense), and AXA (the insurers) have been good but thorough. Be prepared to scour emails and provide lots of evidence of booking dates, cancellation dates and partial refunds. Best advice is to cancel everything quickly so you get as much back from suppliers as possible.

    • Jen says:

      Also, even if there is no refund due to you, you still have to cancel and get confirmation of that, to prove the product hasn’t been used.

      What I didn’t realise is that the Amex Plat insurance also covers anything paid for on other Amex cards that you have in addition to the Amex Platinum card, and anything paid for on non-Amex cards when the retailer doesn’t accept Amex.

      Online claims portal good and replies from claim handlers usually well under the promised 5 day turnaround. Good luck.

    • luckyjim says:

      I had to cancel a Sheraton booking at short notice last year for similar reasons. Points booking aren’t generally covered by insurance but starwood were happy to move my booking to a later date for no charge. A few days later I cancelled the booking with no penalties.

      • Canuck says:

        Thank you both for your replies. I found the same – no coverage for points bookings but Marriott generously cancelled the booking and refunded points. I am also in the same boat as Jen with trying to get confirmation of cancellation. Hawaiian policy is to give us a credit note for flights but we won’t ever use it. Insurance wants full cancellation. It’s going to be a long week of admin tasks.

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