Spin a hula-hoop, get an upgrade

Forget about singing for your supper. How about hula-hooping for your hotel upgrade?

If you can spin a hoop for 20 seconds, that’s enough to earn you a room upgrade at Kimpton Hotels. Not civilized enough? Okay, how about Rock, Paper, Scissors?

The get-in-touch-with-your-inner-kid approach is part of Kimpton’s Summer Playground promotion. Some freebies at wine hour are tailored to the kid in us: ice cream, or virtual Wii golf, baseball, or tennis. Others are more adult favorites: wine, sangria, and appetizers.

They’ve also put together a Summer Playground package: accommodations, $25 food/beverage credit, and complimentary in-room movie/popcorn. Rates start at $199/night, depending on the location and availability. Book on the phone and mention Summer Playground, or online and use the promo code PLGD.

The promotion is available at Kimpton Hotels’ 47 US and Canada properties through September 7th.