You can earn Karma by booking directly through Kimpton's newly designed website, by Tweeting or Facebooking your stay or even by hotel employees noticing your good behavior during your stay. While these deeds won't necessarily earn you comp rooms--you still need seven stays or 20 nights to earn a free night--you will get noticed for your Kimpton love beyond the booking transaction. And a question in the program's extensive FAQ section that says just that:
I wasn't even staying with you last week and my tier meter advanced. How’d that happen?
Random acts of Kimpton can happen at any time and for a whole bunch of reasons. That’s the mystery of how Kimpton Karma Rewards works.
While tier advancement won't happen all the time, you can earn other smaller rewards for your favorable-to-Kimpton behavior. Let's just hope it doesn't work the other way if you do something bad. #thattimewebrokeavaseinahotelroom.
The program also created four tiers of membership. Tier 1 is for folks who join up and complete one stay. Tier 2 is for three stays or 10 nights, Tier 3 is seven stays or 20 nights and the Inner Circle tier is for folks who do 14 stays for 40 nights. Your benefits increase as you move up the tiers, starting with a $30 room credit at Tier 2, late check-out priority at Tier 3 and a complimentary night at new Kimpton Hotels once you've reached the Inner Circle. (You'll also get a direct line to the Kimpton CEO. For real!)
In short, it might take us a little while to get used to the new Karma versus the old InTouch but we're very pleased with the site's redesign (which extends to all of KimptonHotels.com) and given how social media obsessed we are, it looks like we might be able to advance faster up the ranks, or at least get more perks, for doing so.
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