Every company in the travel industry wants to know who their best customers are. If you’re a frequent flyer, hotel guest, or rental car customer, it’s always smart to join a preferred customer program.
Take Kimpton Hotels, for example. The hotel chain recently rolled out what it calls Kimpton Karma Awards. There are four tiers. You achieve higher levels by staying more often, and awards follow accordingly.
Just sign up, and you’ll get free Wi-fi at Kimpton hotels and $10 toward a drink at the bar or from the mini-bar. Rack up three stays in a year or stay 10 nights, and the second tier will get you a $30 in-room spa credit and complimentary upgrade upon check in depending on availability.
Stay seven times–or 20 nights–and you’ll get late check out, a welcome amenity, and two upgrades in a year. At the top tier, which requires 14 stays or 40 room nights, you’ll earn comp nights faster, and the company will even give you direct access to Kimpton’s CEO.
We all know airlines offer a wide range of extras to elite frequent flyers. But don’t overlook programs offered by Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt, and most other major hotel companies.