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Kimpton Hotel is known as a funky boutique hotel brand. One of many aspects of its charm is a “secret password” or “social password” that guests can mention at check-in to get a perk, benefit, or bonus. These include items like free parking, a free breakfast, a free upgrade, etc.
What's the Current Kimpton Hotel Secret Password?
Now through February 14, 2021, the Kimpton Hotel secret password is “Lift Your Spirits”.
Kimpton Hotels have had a seasonal or monthly secret password for years, even before they were acquired by IHG in 2014. Some of the secret passwords have been phrases such as “flip flops,” “baby, it's cold outside,” “chilled to perfection,” and even “marshmallow.”
This winter, Kimpton Hotel is reusing a classic secret password “lift your spirits”. It is valid at all their locations (hopefully) until February 14, 2021. Kimpton Hotels have stated that every hotel honors the secret password differently, so it will be a surprise what you'll get.
However, note that some travelers have reported not getting any bonus when using a secret password. But, it's unclear if the receptionist just wasn't in the know or if that particular hotel didn't participate.
What Secret Password Perks May You Get
Plenty of bonuses have been reported by guests using Kimpton Hotels' secret password. Here are some examples:
- Free parking (regular or valet)
- Free breakfast
- Free upgrade
- A whisky tasting tour
- A movie night in your room
- Free drinks at the bar
- Surprise gift-wrapped presents
- Drink kits (like a Bailey's hot chocolate)
- Mini-bar credit
The bonuses aren't always at the hotel, as some hotels have partnered with other companies, such as another restaurant or perhaps a whisky distillery.
— Diane (@AuntDi81) August 4, 2019
Sometimes you can even get multiple bonuses!
— Ryan (@flanmann718) June 26, 2018
Many of the hotels try to make their bonus gift quite special. One reported bringing sand from the beach to create a beautiful display, and another provided this:
— Luxitality (@Luxitality) July 1, 2016
IHG elite members get a “Raid the Bar” credit as a benefit when staying at Kimpton Hotel. By using the secret password, your Raid the Bar credit could be doubled.
We had a few months in 2020 without a secret password, so it's nice to see that they're back. This password will be around for a while so you don't have to scramble to find out if it's been changed before your stay. If you do have a stay booked for after February 14, 2021, make sure to check back with us or on Kimpton's social media to see if there's a new password.
If you want more perks when staying at Kimpton Hotel (and other IHG brands), check out the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. You'll score complimentary Platinum Elite status in addition to plenty of other card benefits.
Have you used the Kimpton Hotel secret password before? What did you get?
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