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Old Dec 16, 2013, 10:00 pm
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Kimpton secret password thread

Seems like we could use a thread for posting the current Kimpton secret password. Saying this password at checkin will get you anything from free parking (but who drives to an urban hotel?) to a bottle of wine to a suite upgrade.

The password is usually posted on Kimpton's Facebook and Twitter pages. It's usually available in the summer and winter, and less often in spring and fall.

The current password is "Sugar Plum", valid through February 28, 2014.

Feel free to post what you get when you use the password!
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 9:19 am
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I am curious what benefits people have received by using the secret password. I tend to forget to do it, even if I know what the password is!
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 1:06 pm
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I also usually forget to use the secret word and/or handshake but last week in Chicago I remembered to drop it at both the Allegro and the Burnham. At Allegro I received a Kimpton mug with a packet of hot cocoa and a 50ml of Bailey's; at Burnham I received vouchers for complimentary continental breakfast for 2.
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 5:32 pm
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At the EPIC, back in July, I received a $100 credit towards my bill.
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 9:30 pm
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At Alexis in Seattle in August they offered free parking but we didn't have a car. They gave us a $25 credit for restaurant for each day of stay.

EDIT: Actually, in thinking about it - the credit each day was $50.

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Old Dec 20, 2013, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by kipper
At the EPIC, back in July, I received a $100 credit towards my bill.
I'll be at the EPIC next week, $100 credit would be great!
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Old Dec 21, 2013, 11:35 pm
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I had no idea gifts were so generous. I've never done the secret password, thinking would just be junk I didn't need. Thanks for posting what gifts are. I'll start using it.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 7:40 am
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At Monaco Philadelphia last night, I pulled a free upgrade out of the grab bag. We had already received one with my IC status, so they gave us free breakfast (up to $50). Thanks Kimpton!!
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by l'etoile
I had no idea gifts were so generous. I've never done the secret password, thinking would just be junk I didn't need. Thanks for posting what gifts are. I'll start using it.
Well, sometimes it is junk (parking discount, free in-room movie, a bottle of bad wine) but sometimes it's great. All depends on your luck and the property you're staying at.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 1:07 pm
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 12:02 am
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I used it at the Alexis in Seattle for a one-night stay and received free parking. Taking taxes and fees into account, that's a $51 freebie -- far from junk, in my opinion. Thank you, Kimpton!
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 2:42 am
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Hotel Palomar Phoenix and Vintage Park Portland

Phoenix = $25 per day for the restaurant on-site

Vintage Park Portland - cute gift! Chocolates (3 of them) and a small bottle of wine wrapped in nice packaging
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by kugelfischer
I used it at the Alexis in Seattle for a one-night stay and received free parking. Taking taxes and fees into account, that's a $51 freebie -- far from junk, in my opinion. Thank you, Kimpton!
Free parking is junk if you're smart enough not to have a car in a city.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 7:46 pm
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Monaco Portland

Said "SugarPlum" today when I checked in at the Monaco in Portland. Was offered a coupon for free breakfast, parking (I don't drive), or cocktails in the restaurant (as Inner Circle I receive the coupon for drinks already as part of my perks). I accepted the coupon for breakfast.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 8:03 pm
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Continental breakfast for 2 at Ink 48 yesterday.
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