The Kimpton Hotels Secret Password Experience Thread (2018 Onward)

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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.

There currently isn't a password at this time.

Official postings will come from http://www.facebook.com/Kimpton
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 Jul 1, 18, 6:09 pm
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A very small wicker basket with 10 pieces of Bubble Gum, a travel size sunscreen, a travel size Aloe Gel and a tube of chapstick.
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Old Jul 2, 18, 8:30 am
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A very small wicker basket with 10 pieces of Bubble Gum, a travel size sunscreen, a travel size Aloe Gel and a tube of chapstick.
Did the front desk run into the back office and toss stuff in the desk drawer into the wicker basket? LOL

The "amenities" seem more useful for south Florida rather than NYC...
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Old Jul 2, 18, 3:41 pm
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Did the front desk run into the back office and toss stuff in the desk drawer into the wicker basket? LOL

The "amenities" seem more useful for south Florida rather than NYC...
Given the other experiences at other properties, this was just laughable. The entire contents cost the hotel less than $2.00. They would have been better off not participating.
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Old Jul 2, 18, 8:19 pm
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Certainly, I'm grateful that the "secret password" is even still a promotion given how cheap IHG is with regard to redemptions and their properties in general. Second, I certainly prefer local amenities such as the rum and coke mixers with snacks at the Surfcomber or the various Vermont delicacies at the Taconic over say free parking or free breakfast (boring); but I have to agree: the contents are kind of a joke. Hopefully this was a one off.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 4:03 am
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Did the front desk run into the back office and toss stuff in the desk drawer into the wicker basket?
They'd never do that, nope!
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Old Jul 3, 18, 8:46 am
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Spun the wheel at the Palomar in LA, ended up with a $15 bar credit.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 8:05 pm
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Old Jul 10, 18, 2:48 pm
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Palomar Chicago - plastic branded cup with branded sunglasses inside. I politely declined both.
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Old Jul 11, 18, 8:56 am
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Muse NYC: They have a wheel you spin -- received the "pick anything". It was hard to read all the options but decided on breakfast one morning. This is a pretty good value since breakfast is a bit expensive in NYC hotel restaurants.

NOTE: This was a Kimpton free night award.

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Old Jul 13, 18, 3:49 pm
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Any experience using the secret password on an awards stay? Still applicable?
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Old Jul 14, 18, 12:46 am
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Definitely works with award stays. Iíve had success at several Kimptons all over the country. (Everly in LA, Gray Chicago, Buchanan and Sir Francis Drake in SF, Ink48 in NY)
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Old Jul 15, 18, 2:44 pm
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July 15 offered choice of 10 cent branded novelties including thin beer cozy, thinner visor and other plastic ware. Hard to say who was embarrassed more - desk agent or me. Declined.
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Old Jul 21, 18, 9:11 pm
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Hotel Monaco SLC -- Stay #1 Free Valet Parking (worth $24/day), Stay #2 Free Breakfast ($30 F&B Credit), Stay #3 $50 F&B Credit

It's easy to find free parking in SLC on the weekend, so suggest you ask for F&B credit - they're very flexible and will ask what you want.
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Old Jul 22, 18, 8:02 pm
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Offered $20 mini bar credit, $25 credit in Bistro Bis or half price parking. I was pleased that that offered something substantial.
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Old Jul 23, 18, 8:00 am
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