Last year IHG acquired Kimption Hotels and announced that it would be the two loyalty programs, IHG Rewards with Kimpton Karma Rewards into one loyalty program. Well now IHG members can finally use their points to book award stays at Kimpton Hotels. You can even use your Chase IHG Card’s Free Anniversary Night at any Kimpton property which definitely gives more value to that benefit. Some Kimpton hotels go for as high as $700 a night, so getting such a stay for free is a welcomed bonus.
You can go here to search Kimpton properties and book award stays with IHG points. IHG recently made changes to its award rates, increasing the top tier level to 70,000 points per night. And it’s no surprise to see most Kimpton properties in those higher rates. In fact all Kimpton Hotels award stays will cost you between 40,000 to 70,000 points per night. Awards stays at IHG start at 10,000 points per night, or 5,000 for IHG Point Breaks.
This news should be good for all those people who have IHG points and/or Chase IHG Card. More options is always better, but more options doesn’t always mean better value. Make sure to check cash rates for Kimpton properties. Some properties will give you a value of less than 0.3 cents per IHG point.