Posted by Ric Garrido

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.

Sheraton Hotels Make a Green Choice

SPG Make a Green Choice

 

Westin Hotels Make a Green Choice

Are Westin hotel guests water hogs?

Westin Green Choice

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.

Related post:

Walt Disney World Dolphin (Starwood Sheraton Hotel)-Resort Review

5 Responses

  1. Do any other hotel chains offer something similar?

  2. @Matt – I am not aware of a similar offer from any other chain.

    Comment by Ric Garrido on June 27th, 2014 at 8:55 am
  3. I’ll only mention here that it takes a certain amount of effort lately to make sure you get proper credit. I don’t know if its an active effort on the part of housekeeping staff, but those little vouchers they slip under your door each morning don’t seem to be showing up that regularly any more. And if you don’t hand them in you’ll end up not getting the credit. You must spend the time at checkout going to the front desk, handing them your vouchers, and requesting extra credit for any nights you didn’t get vouchers. I also find that even then I often don’t get proper credit and must engage SPG via chat online after the fact. I assume this extra effort causes some people to not bother or not proper credit.

  4. Well, you know people do linger longer under those Heavenly Showers.

  5. @ptahcha – I like to linger under large square rain shower heads.

    Time and water waster, but oh so enjoyable.

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