Kimpton Announces The Launch Of Rewards Network

13th Feb 2004

Rewards Network Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of loyalty and
rewards programs, and Kimpton Hotels announced today the launch of Rewards
Network Hotels (formerly Hotel Rewards by iDine) at Kimpton’s U.S.
By booking hotels online at or calling
Rewards Network Hotels’ toll-free reservations number, Rewards Network
members book the lowest available room rate and earn up to 15% Cashback
Rewards(SM) or up to 10 airline miles for every dollar spent on the room
rate. This combination of “rate and reward” is scoring high ratings among
Rewards Network members.

“Our members are enjoying the richest rewards program in the hotel
industry,” said George S. Wiedemann, president and CEO of Rewards Network
Inc. “They are expressing 94% satisfaction with our product. We are
exceptionally proud to have Kimpton Hotels participate in Rewards Network
Hotels’ loyalty and rewards programs.”

Kimpton’s impressive collection of boutique properties are renowned for
four-star service and distinctive, luxurious and affordable
accommodations. Some of Kimpton’s fine properties include the Hotel
Palomar and Serrano Hotel in San Francisco, the Hotel Monaco, with
locations in New Orleans and Salt Lake City, the Hotel Helix in Washington
D.C., as well as the Hotel Monaco in several metropolitan locations.

“We are pleased to be a participant in the Rewards Network Hotels
program,” said Steve Pinetti, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
of Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC. “The value of rewards to the
member and the breadth of Rewards Network’s proprietary marketing tools is
extremely compelling. We are committed to developing a relationship that
will deliver new and loyal returning affluent guests to each of our
locations. Rewards Network Hotels enables us to offer richer rewards and
incentives to Kimpton guests.”

Over the past 20 years, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has grown to include
37 hotels and 34 restaurants in San Francisco; Portland, Ore.; Seattle and
Tacoma, Washington; Denver and Aspen, Colo.; Chicago; Cambridge and
Boston, Mass.; Salt Lake City; Washington, D.C.; Whistler and Vancouver in
British Columbia. In each location, the combination of boutique, four-star
service and an adjacent destination restaurant has proven to be a great


Rewards Network, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, provides loyalty and
rewards programs for restaurants and hotels via its registered credit card
platform. Incentives are offered through the Rewards Network branded
program, airline frequent flyer dining programs, club memberships and
other affinity organizations. Rewards Network has over 3.3 million active
members, over 10,800 restaurants and over 7,000 hotels participating in
its rewards programs. Rewards Network’s common stock trades on the
American Stock Exchange under the symbol IRN and is listed in newspapers
as REWARDS. Additional details about Rewards Network can be found at or by calling Rewards Network at


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