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IHG’s Kimpton brand has launched an interesting new sale.

For stays booked at the ‘Kimpton Summer Sale’ rate by 9th August, for stays up to 30th December, you will receive 10,000 bonus IHG Rewards points per night.

Nothing is that simple of course:

  • the bonus points are not elite qualifying, so don’t help towards status
  • the ‘Kimpton Summer Sale’ rates are more expensive than some other rates

That said …. there IS value here in some cases.

We would value 10,000 IHG Rewards points at around £40 as this article explains. Here is a screenshot from Kimpton Clocktower in Manchester for a Monday in August:

10000 bonus IHG Rewards point per Kimpton hotel night

You are paying £14 extra per night in order to receive 10,000 bonus IHG Rewards points per night. This is a great deal in my book. The maths may not always be as favourable though.

The ‘Kimpton Summer Sale’ is also more flexible that the ‘Advance Saver’ rate, although not by much. You get an additional six days leeway to cancel without penalty.

You find out more, and book, on this special page of the IHG site. I couldn’t get the sale rates to show via the normal IHG site.

PS. If you are looking at Kimpton Clocktower Manchester, here is our review.


IHG Rewards update – September 2021:

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

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

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

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Comments (32)

  • Gareth says:

    Guessing you can’t book via Emyr on this Kimpton offer? Literally just booked yesterday with him!!!

    • ChrisC says:

      No you can’t book these rates via Emyr.

      I guess you could cancel and rebook.

      For me it would be £10 saving compared to my booking with Emyr but the loss of benefits would be huge.

  • Cats are best says:

    Test and a glass of bubbly, excellent.

  • Nick says:

    Re Kimpton stays, some people may have saved the Amex offers “IHG Spend £350 or more, get £100 back by 31st August, on InterContinental, Regent and Kimpton Hotels” from a few months ago.

    • Nick says:

      NB: Check participating hotels in both offers, as it’s limited to around 4 hotels overall.

      • Chris says:

        The AMEX / IHG offer could make this really attractive. I’ve saved it to my card.

        Sadly for me, although I’ve got a Kimpton Fitzroy stay booked for later in August, the price difference between this rate and the member rate is circa £40. Not worth it for 10k IHG points.

    • Hannah says:

      Does anyone know if this is cumulative? I have a stay booked where they will take a 1 night deposit a week before and the rest at check out. Happy to spend in the restaurant and bar and charge it to the room to get to the £350 if not.

  • Crafty says:

    What a user-friendly promotion… I don’t think. After 5 minutes, I’ve only managed to establish the price difference between rates for 2 consecutive dates. The forced switches in and out of the app really kill user experience.

  • Kevin says:

    Just notice the website provided by Rob is better deal than IHG app. Rob any idea whether IHG 2x/3x offer would also be triggered on top of 10k bonus points?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      It will trigger but it’s 2x/3x the base earning rate so the 10k bonus won’t be 2x/3x.

      • Kevin says:

        Thanks for the confirmation and trying to get some through before 17/08

  • ChrisD says:

    The new St Pancras testing center possibly explains why the Crowne Plaza Kings Cross hotel has been requisitioned by the government for quarantine (I had my reservation rather bluntly cancelled a couple of weeks ago).

    • TGLoyalty says:

      It’s been a quarantine hotel for months

      Also it’s not been “requisitioned” they tendered for a government contract and won. You should request compo/moving somewhere else as they are moving you on due to more £££ for themselves.

      • Lady London says:

        +1 Well said TG LLoyalty.

        A polite (and persistent) request to the hotel for what you’ve said is the way to respond to *any* hotel that claims it’s been “requisitioned” for Covid. It’s an outright lie.

        The IHG IC in Docklands at Excel being the other p1$$takers with a number of reports on here of that hotel untruthfully advising guests holding reservations of the same.

        • Lady London says:

          IHG has been operating a reservation guarantee you should also look at calling on.

    • WaynedP says:

      Fact check please:

      Do the regs allow govt to requisition with no option by hotel operator to refuse, and if so, has the govt actually exercised this power in reality ?

      Or is it purely within the gift of operators to sign up or not ?

      Genuine question as I don’t know the answer myself, but knowing the facts should allow removal of any inaccurate nuances in language used.

      • Rob says:

        The CP is talking bull. The Govt offered to pay handsomely for hotels which wanted to take quarantine cases and the CP bit it’s hand off.

        It’s not WW2. The idea that the Govt can requisition assets is laughable.

        • Nick says:

          Yup, for goodness sake, don’t worry about scraping the odd percentage on your room rates, the public sector will, as always has been the case, throw your taxpayer money around regardless!

    • A says:

      Sick and tired of Crowne Plaza saying it’s been requisitioned. They’ve just decided to sell a block of rooms to the government. It’s not different to any other “we’ve sold your room to someone else” situation.

      • Nick says:

        Of course it is! Typical large corporation answer!

        If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck!

      • Rob says:

        Let’s be honest … if the Govt WAS requisitioning hotels, why would it requisition one in Central London which is hard to secure and which requires the guests to sit in a bus together for up to 90 minutes when there are a huge number of empty hotels around Heathrow?!

        • ChrisD says:

          Because there’s a testing center half a mile down the road at St Pancras now.

          I did have a moan and I did get 10,000 points as a gesture, but I’m under no illusions that the hotel was fully onboard when asked if it wanted to be a Q hotel. It was the way they handled the cancellation of my reservation which annoyed me most.

  • patrick C says:

    Contemplating a short visit to London as quarantaine finally dropped.
    Is the st pancras station a viable day 2 test center idea?

  • st fred says:

    Re entry to Ireland. “This does NOT apply to children aged 12-17, however, who must show a negative PCR test on entry even though their vaccinated parents and younger siblings do not.” Do children aged 12-17 also have to quarantine irrespective of negative PCR test?

    • Rob says:

      No

    • Iain says:

      Ireland is in the CTA isn’t it? So no requirement to test?

      • ADS says:

        Yes Ireland is in the CTA, so no requirement to test when returning to England

        But Ireland sets its own rules for arrivals from GB

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Not for entering england from Ireland no (I’m not sure about the other 3 nations)

        Ireland have their own rules on CTA travel.

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