Posted July 16, 2014

Kimpton Karma Rewards Program Unveiled

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Everyone from the Buddha to Boy George knows karma is a big deal. And you don’t need to have read the Mahabharata to know you have to earn your karma (which is a good thing because that epic poem has about 200,000 lines). But here are the CliffsNotes: Karma is cause and effect; a good deed done to someone shall later bring a good result to you (and fortunately, vice versa). Well, we believe in good deeds at Kimpton and we believe in delivering them when you least expect it.

So when we set about reincarnating our Kimpton InTouch loyalty program, Kimpton Karma Rewards felt just right. It’s a program that rewards you in new and innovative ways, offering you added paths to perks — and perhaps even enlightenment*.

If you’re currently a member of InTouch, you don’t have to do anything. If you have any reward nights or stay credits, they will rollover, because, man, that would be bad karma to take those away from you.

If you’re not a member, just sign up here and you’re entitled to things like free Wi-Fi at all our hotels and a “Raid the Bar” voucher, good for a $10 credit at the restaurant bar or a treat from your in-room minibar. That’s what you call instant Karma. (Which is also a John Lennon song, which makes us wonder what’s up with English rock stars and their obsession with karma.)

But that’s just the beginning with Kimpton Karma. If you do something Kimpton-related that you were probably going to do anyway, like attend the complimentary wine hour, eat at one of our restaurants, drink at one of our bars, give us a shout-out on social media,or book directly with us on, you might earn some additional Kimpton Karma love.

The best part? The more you interact with us and allow us to get to know you, the better and more personalized the perks. This might look like your favorite cocktail fixings waiting for you when you get to your room; your dog’s preferred treats ready and waiting, or even gifts themed to your favorite sports team. See how we personalize your stays in our #WhoDoesThat video. It’s all about perpetual perks.

So do a good deed, go out and enjoy yourself, and earn some good Kimpton Karma. And remember the wise words of Boy George and his hotel mantra: “You come and go, you come and go.” And even with all that coming and going, as a member of Kimpton Karma Rewards, we give back by remembering what you like and what you need.

* Enlightenment not guaranteed.

**UPDATE: Kimpton Karma became a part of the award-winning IHG Rewards Club program in 2018. Learn more here.


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  1. Charlene Gates says:

    Kudos and praise for Krystyna at reservations who worked with me diligently to book my next reservation barring some obstacles in my ability to remember all my contact info. She did an excellent job in helping me without compromising my account security. And, more importantly, she was so pleasant and wonderful to talk with….she treated me like i was the only one she was helping that day—yesterday, Saturday July 19. She sets the bar for the customer service at Kimpton!

  2. Diane Marriott says:

    Many thanks for the great front staff at the palomar. So very helpful!

  3. Kimberlee Jeanes says:

    I’m a new member and will be staying at Palomar SF and dining at DBKbon Wed 5/20. Are there any benefits we should be taking advantage of at those 2 venues? Thanks!

    • Faith Yi Faith Yi says:

      Hi Kimberly, welcome to the Kimpton fam! We have complimentary wine hour every evening at 5pm – 6pm in the lobby of the hotel, and coffee/tea from 6am – 10am. There are also bikes and selfie sticks you can check out from the front desk, and a yoga mat in each room as well. BDK’s menu is delish, we definitely recommend the bacon jam. See you soon!

  4. Nicolette Wilson says:

    Do you have any information on the rewards program that you can mail to someone personally? I love the Kimpton Hotel chains, and I am looking forward to becoming a member!

  5. Kimpton says:

    Thanks for your interest, Nicolette! You can browse all of our exciting perks of the program here: We hope you decide to join and we see you soon!