Old Jan 11, 2018, 8:52 pm
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A tradition of Kimpton is to have secret social passwords periodically during the year (note - this means there are periods when there isn't a password). Any guest mentioning the password at check-in will be given an amenity at the discretion of the hotel. This thread lists the current password and what members received.

Based on recent history, there is a winter password that starts around the US Thanksgiving Holiday in November through the end of February and a summer password that starts around the US Memorial Day Weekend in May and ends around the US Labor Day Holiday in September.

Current Password "Chalet All Day"
Valid Between 1 December 2023 and 29 February 2024

Official postings will come from Kimpton via social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and X (fka., Twitter).
The thread documenting what was offered in previous years may be found here - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/othe...rd-thread.html

Q. What happens if a property isn't aware of the secret password promotion?
A. If you have a mobile device, go to Kimpton's Facebook or Instagram feed, find their post announcing the secret password, and show it to the uninformed staff member. If needed, escalate to a supervisor. After the fact, send a note to IHG Customer Care or post a message via social media to Kimpton's attention.

Q. Is the promotion limited to IHG Rewards/IC Ambassador members only?
A. No, the promotion is open to any guest with a reservation at the hotel.

Q. Is the promotion good for award stays or is it only for paid stays?
A. The promotion is good for any stay, paid or award.

Q. What if I forget to mention the password when I check in?
A. You can always try and mention it at the front desk later during your stay and see if they will honor it. YMMV.

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Old Nov 23, 2023, 8:43 am
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Just checked into Kimpton Eventi.

I was told the new secret password goes live on Dec 1.

Front desk agent said she'd honour it and kindly gave a $25 RTB credit (Diamond, so already get breakfast, and was able to get a room at 9:00am).

So far, so good!
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 2:30 pm
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Palladian Hotel Seattle. Was presented with a wrapped present which contained a coozy, branded room mist and fun fuzzy socks. Very much on-theme.
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Old Dec 14, 2023, 6:20 pm
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Just checked in at Kimpton Palomar Phoenix where I thought they had a great item for the "chalet all day" password -- they give you a mock lift ticket that can be turned in for a cocktail at the bar! And their bar has a "pop-up" ski village. I noticed at Huntington Beach, the Kimpton there had a really cool "pop-up" ski village as well. Is that being rolled out to several locations, or just the two I've been to in a month's time?

This is the Kimpton Palomar Phoenix's response when you mention the "chalet all day" password, which I thought was very clever!
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Old Dec 14, 2023, 9:39 pm
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Received two cans of ros at the Kimpton Seafire.
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Old Dec 21, 2023, 11:52 am
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A random set of branded playing cards and a pouch at the Winslow's Bungalows
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Old Dec 25, 2023, 8:32 pm
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(3) separate reservations at Kimpton Fontenot New Orleans. Was given dice to roll.
Roll #1 = 7 ($40 CR)
Roll #2 = 9 ($40 CR)
Roll #3 = 5 (Danish Cookies Tin)
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Old Dec 28, 2023, 1:56 am
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Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam

offered breakfast but I have that via diamond

then a parking voucher but I don’t drive

then a drinks voucher for the restaurant (but not the bar) and even then I didn’t manage to use it!
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Old Dec 29, 2023, 9:36 am
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Kimpton Alma San Diego
Played a game and won an Alma-branded stuffed puppy (very cute), plus $40 CR.
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Old Dec 29, 2023, 12:36 pm
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Kimpton Riverplace- Portland OR

Logo mug and fuzzy socks (seems to be a trend)
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Old Dec 29, 2023, 10:05 pm
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Shinjuku Tokyo

Shinjuku Tokyo
Two flavored tea bags

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Old Dec 30, 2023, 12:05 am
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Kimpton Vividora Barcelona

Two drinks at the rooftop bar.
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Old Dec 31, 2023, 8:59 am
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Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia: $25 off f&b which worked for us as we were going to have lunch in the bar anyway. Think Antarctica...
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Old Dec 31, 2023, 4:14 pm
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Got a silly coffee cup at the Kimpton Palomar Beverly Hills. Was hoping my kid would have gotten the 3000 points instead.
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Old Jan 1, 2024, 4:35 pm
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Kimpton Eventi New York brought out a Plinko board with prizes incl f&b credits, 1k IHG pts, 5k IHG pts, etc. My chip landed on 5k pts.
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Old Jan 6, 2024, 3:29 pm
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Kimpton Gray Chicago- we got a couple of hot toddies with a kettle, extra tea bags and Jim Beam for the bourbon to put in them. We thought it was a cute and enjoyable perk.

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