In order for Starwood to maintain both its position and its reputation as one of the world’s most innovative hotel and leisure companies, it is essential that we stay on top of the latest technological and design innovations and explore environmental, economic, and social dynamics. The Hotel of the Future program provides a framework to build the world’s most resilient best-in-class properties that maximize agility and adaptability, while creating an enhanced guest experience and continuing to reduce Starwood’s environmental footprint.
Make A Green Choice (MAGC) is Starwood’s guest-facing sustainability program in which our guests can choose to help reduce our environmental footprint. Any guest at a participating Starwood property can Make A Green Choice by foregoing full housekeeping for up to three days in a row (excluding their check-out day). For each night a guest opts into MAGC, they receive 250-500 Starpoints or a $5/5€ Food & Beverage voucher, while they save up to 49.2 gallons of water, 0.19 kWh of electricity, 25,000 BTU of natural gas, and 7oz. of cleaning product chemicals per night (may vary by brand & region).
At Starwood, we promise to integrate leading sustainable and social practices and principles into our core food & beverage strategy and operations. From bottled water to seafood, we are working to reduce the environmental and social impact of our business while supporting locally sourced ingredients and their suppliers.
Sustainable Meeting Practices (SMP) includes a globally aligned collection of initiatives that integrate environmental and social concerns into the meeting process. Included is a Meeting Impact Report that calculates the carbon footprint of a customer’s meeting, tracks the sustainable practices incorporated during the event, and provides the ability to offset the meeting’s carbon footprint. Across all brands, worldwide, meetings at Starwood are now sustainable.