View from the Wing shares a report about Hyatt potentially piloting a “Make a Green Choice”-like program, offering 250 points per night that you decline housekeeping (with some caveats). His report was only on one hotel, so I do not expect this is widespread. But it’s worth keeping your eye out for a sign if you’re the type to decline housekeeping on your stays.
According to the sign pictured at VFTW, it won’t quite come out to 250 points per night: the deal isn’t valid on one-night stays nor on your last night before checkout. In other words, if you stayed for 4 nights, you would receive 250 points for each of the first 3 nights (provided you declined housekeeping on all of those nights).
Personally, I’m a fan. While chains bill this as an attempt to be environmentally-friendly, It’s clearly just a way of cutting down on their costs so they can profit a sliver more off of your stay. That’s fine with me when they’re offering compensation. Housekeepers don’t like it, and I can understand their perspective. However, I generally prefer not to have anyone accessing my room when I’m not there, so I’d be happy to split the cost savings with the hotel.
Again, I don’t expect this to be widespread, but I’d keep my eye out for it. Added with the current promotion to get back 1,000 points per night (or 1500 per night at Hyatt Place / Hyatt House properties, starting with your second stay) and any other earnings (like from a paid rate), the current rebate looks pretty good on Hyatt stays.
H/T: View from the Wing