I am a little bit cynical when it comes to chain hotels’ attempts to make us “go green”. The cynicism largely surrounds the fact that these initiatives often save the hotel substantial amounts of money as well.
However, credit must go to Starwood Hotels, who have made a reasonable effort to pass these “green” savings on to the customer. Via their long-running “Make A Green Choice” promotion, you will earn up to 500 SPG Starpoints a night for each night that you decline housekeeping services (save for your day of departure).
Full details and terms and conditions are available here.
To summarise, however:
- You get the choice of a $5 voucher at participating food and beverage outlets or 500 Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints, at participating NAD Sheraton, Westin, Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, St. Regis and W hotels.
- Some hotels offer the 500 Starpoints option only, while Asia Pacific hotels offer a 250 Starpoints only option.
- The Starpoints alternative is reduced to 250 at participating NAD Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton hotels.
- While coffee & bathroom amenities will not be automatically replenished if you choose the Make A Green Choice option, you can contact housekeeping for additional items as necessary.
All in all, a good way to boost your points earning on a stay, unless you cannot go without your daily sheet change…