Kimpton Hotels offer winter freebies

Kimpton Hotels is offering all sorts of winter freebies at nearly 50 North American properties through March 31, 2010.

When you make your reservation, ask if your hotel has the “Spark Winter Fun” package. If so, there are extra bells and whistles you should know about! First of all, when you check in at a participating hotel, ask to play “Light Me Up.” The hotel associate will ask you a trivia question, and if you answer correctly, you’ll get a free upgrade (subject to availability). Then, when 2:00 PM rolls around, head to the lobby for free hot chocolate with marshmallows and hot apple cider. The hotel’s Wine Hour (free wine) will feature complimentary hot roasted hazelnuts and other seasonal bites, as well as wintry Wii games and Trivial Pursuit.

That’s just what’s going on at participating hotels. If you choose to book the “Spark Winter Fun” package, you’ll get a complimentary in-room movie and popcorn and a $25 food and beverage credit. If you’re booking online, enter SPARK in the rate code box and fight those winter doldrums. We love it when hotels throw in a little something extra — it makes for an even easier excuse to get away.