On my latest trip to the West Coast of the US of A I decided to deviate from my normal hotel pattern. I had read about and been convinced that staying at Kimpton's might be pleasant and a good value for me in accumulating free nights. I status matched my PC Platinum to Kimpton Inner Circle. (Thank you to miles & smiles and other MPers whose posts on the PC Visa convinced me to obtain it). I stayed 3 nights, one each, in their Seattle properties. I stayed one night at the Prescott Hotel in SF. For each night I booked via their website a AAA rate which provided a $ 20 dining credit at each Seattle property and free parking in SF. I did use their reservation line upon discovering a decrease in room rate by $ 36.00 at the Vintage Park venue that would not go through on the website. The customer service was good. I received my "snack" preferences at 3 of the hotels. The Hotel Alexis did not provide the amenity. I chose not to request it as their room upgrade was very nice. Each location gave me a suite upgrade. The best ug was the Hotel Alexis which provided a one bedroom suite that had an L shaped couch and a dining room table. As of this morning I need 3 more stays for a reward night. I need 6 more stays to get two additional reward nights via their passport program. This does not include the free reward night with $ 50 restaurant credit at each of the 6 new hotels that they opened in 2012. The hotels are in cities I would not mind visiting in 2012. I believe this past weekend is the beginning of a beautiful friendship between the tondoleo family and Kimpton as an additional hotel group to use.