Starwood Preferred Guest has offered their environmental incentive Make a Green Choice program since at least early 2010 where I remember using it at the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel. The deal is a member can refuse housekeeping service and receive a $5.00 food and beverage certificate or 500 Starpoints for each day housekeeping is declined.
500 Starpoints is the better value for most of us into points.
Make a Green Choice does not apply to one-night stays and you will not get points or credit for your last night since housekeeping has to clean your room after checkout.
FlyerTalk has a thread with a global list of Starwood Hotels known to participate in Make a Green Choice. This is a good list to favorite since a five night stay at the right Starwood Hotel can mean a couple thousand extra Starpoints added to your account.
Make A Green Choice
- To participate in Make a Green Choice, and be eligible for the $5 food or beverage voucher or the 500 Starpoints®, hang the Make a Green Choice doorhanger on the outside of your guestroom door by 2am or let the hotel know during check-in that you’re interested in opting-in.
- You are not eligible to participate in the program on the day of departure; it is only on stayover nights. Please note: the $5 F&B voucher is only valid at time of purchase and cannot be combined with other offers. Unused $5 F&B vouchers may be turned in at the front desk before check-out for 500 Starpoints each.
- If you opt-in to the Make a Green Choice program, housekeeping services will not be available for the day. Please note this includes all room cleaning and coffee & bathroom amenities will not be automatically replenished.
- If you opt out of the program, but still want to conserve water and energy, you can hang your towels you want to reuse and place your doorhanger on the nightstand to reuse your bed linens. The bed(s) will be made. For fresh towels, please leave them on the floor. For fresh linens, please leave the doorhanger on the bed.
Are Westin hotel guests water hogs?
Westin’s Green Choice graphic shows the water savings as 49.2 gallons vs. 37.2 gallons at Sheraton Hotels. That is 32% more water.