Some Hyatt properties offering points for skipping housekeeping

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.

Park Hyatt New York, which is not participating in this deal to my knowledge.

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

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Honestly, I think it’s not good. I mean why not just go to Extended Stay hotel. It makes me have to make a decision that I feel I’m going to regret. It hurts housekeepers. Just makes a stay that much more complicated.

Amy Tessin
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Amy Tessin

Sign up at Hyatt Place Tempe

Joseph N.
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Joseph N.

Are you saying that the Hyatt Place Tempe is doing this now? Because I stayed there in November and they were not.

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Nick
Good Post I travel Solo so not a big deal and 1k points is NUTTHING .I work while traveling and I really don’t want anyone in my room that’s why I get twin beds . Just got back from Hawaii in 48 hrs the hotel staff knows everything .I’m a Super Green person (cost) my house is 30 years old and GREENer then most high tech .Why make the staff work unless u need them .Why waste water if u need towels or to dump ur stuff see them during the day .Pick up or pack up ur Stuff before u Leave no Messes treat them with Respect.. Lot’s of wasted time on units BUT multi travelers different deal..
Green works for Me.

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Biggie F
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Biggie F

Saw this at an HP a couple of weeks ago on a two-night stay. Put the card on my door and no service (none needed).

But I did study the card a bit before departing, and I could see that the system for getting the points almost certainly required notifying the front desk. I don’t want to write a long term paper about this here, but it seemed (seems) pretty evident that the chances for not getting credit for the 250 points “automatically” (the overworked cleaning staff getting all of this in a timely fashion to the desk staff) were (are) high. Sure enough, at check-out, they had no record of my (non)-use of this (non)-service. Then there was a moment’s confusion where the desk clerk explained to me that you couldn’t use it on the day you are checking out. I understood (I had used it on the first night of a two-night) stay; but, again, I’m just saying how much potential confusion there is in the system.

Anyhow, I did get the 250 points. For that night, for a 5,000 point stay, getting 1,750 points back (given the existing promotion) made me feel very grateful to Hyatt.

Bottom line: Until this thing gets more “burned-in,” I suggest being politely pro- and retro-active in announcing your participation.

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I’ve seen this at a few places since October – seems like a win win (Hyatt Place Portland Or)