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Who else remembers Chandler and Monica’s honeymoon episode on Friends? It literally has one of my all-time favorite plot lines and I can quote the show forwards and backwards. The best part of it is the whole idea that when you’re getting married or just-married, you have a certain mystique about you that makes perks a very real part of your picture. Chandler and Monica are obvi super excited to be on their honeymoon and newly off-the-market, but when they see another couple racking up lots of “extras” (flight upgrades, first class lounge access, complimentary honeymoon suite switches) just because they’ve got that newlywed dust all over them, they kind of freak out. They love each other SO much, and they’re so happy to be ‘celebrating their love together,’ but they also “need the stuff.” The free stuff that the other couple was so easily afforded. Now, not saying that taking the plunge automatically sets a couple up for all the perks, buttttt if they’re offered, it’d be silly not to indulge at least a little bit, arewerite?!?!!
Right now, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is giving engaged pairs one very big reason to think about having their happily ever after begin at one of their participating hotels - and we’ll give you a hint: it rhymes with “works.” The perks, perks, perks, of course. With their exclusive offer, the more money you spend with Kimpton equals more perks to enhance the wedding experience for you and your guests. And who couldn’t get on board with that?
So how does it all work?
Real simply, actually. For every $5,000 you spend (up to $25,000), you get a perk - which ranges from a $150 food & beverage credit at the hotel to complimentary welcome amenities for up to 10 of your guest rooms).
- $5,000 gets you 1 perk
- $10,000 gets you 2 perks
- $15,000 gets you 3 perks
The full perk portfolio:
- $150 USD food & beverage credit at the hotel
- Two complimentary guest room upgrades
- A complimentary welcome amenity for up to 10 rooms
- Two-nights of complimentary valet parking for up to 2 guests, for 2 nights
- 50,000 IHG® Rewards Club points (only offered for spends of $10,000 or more)
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Moving past $15,000, if you spend $25,000, you get 3 perks + one Signature Tastemaker Experience (and not playing favorites, BUT we will always show up for late night snacks and sips, that’s a surefire way to make your guests remember your best day ever. PROMISE!!!)👇👇👇
- Chef’s late-night bites & signature nightcap for the event
- A 2-night stay at any IHG hotel for your honeymoon
- A healthy start breakfast, including mimosas, for your wedding party
- A one-hour music consultation with Kimpton’s Director of Music for a custom playlist for your reception
- Place setting menu cards created by Kimpton’s design studio
The fine print
The only caveats for couples are that they’ll need to pick a wedding date that falls on December 30th or earlier this year AND they have to be ready to book their I Do details by March 31st. So, little less than 2 weeks to get that done. If you’re already a Kimpton loyalist, you might have already scoped out something 'so you' from their list of participating hotels; when you know, you know, so two weeks isn’t too tight of a turnaround after all.
Now, granted, there are some exceptions - blackout dates may apply - and not every Kimpton Hotel is in on this promo, but we picked out a few of their star properties (including the Canary Santa Barbara, where our own Amy stayed a few weeks ago, and couldn’t say enough about the gorgeousness) from Baltimore to Grand Cayman, Santa Barbara to Vero Beach just to give you some flavor on how weddings go down here.
It’s hard not to get chills... If you’re into perks and the works for your wedding, make sure you’re keeping up with Kimpton’s exclusive promotion. Book by March 31st!!
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