One of IHG’s flagship hotel openings for 2020, Kimpton Vividora in Barcelona, is about to open.
It is due to launch on Monday 17th February although, at present, bookings are only being taken from 1st March.
A couple of images are above and below. Kimpton properties are generally very stylish but are NOT aimed at the ‘W’ heavy drinking and partying crowd, targeting an older demographic. I see them as a slightly cheaper version of Marriott’s EDITION brand.
The location seems very good, in the heart of the Gothic Quarter on Carrer del Duc. The rooftop pool looks pretty nifty too.
As a redemption, it will be 50,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night. Redemptions book into base rooms which at 16-19 square metres feel very small.
Cash rates are modest for the first few weeks (from €160) so paying cash is a better deal. You should also look at the suites which are not substantially pricier. Peak Summer rates are around €240 which makes points a better deal, although still not much beyond my target valuation of 0.4p per point.
PS. If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on 10 good reasons to get the FREE IHG Rewards Club Mastercard credit card.
IHG Rewards Club update – January 2021:
Get bonus points: IHG Rewards Club is offering 2,000 bonus points for every two nights you stay from 20th January to 31st March. The bonus points will count towards status. Our main article is here. You can register here using promo code 42050.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards Club points, you can buy them here. You will get a 75% bonus if you buy 10,000+ IHG Rewards Club points by 25th February.
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