The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago


909 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone (312) 943-7200 Hotel Reservations 888-627-8385


Green Hotel

As part of our ongoing program to promote cultural sustainability and environmental responsibility, The Westin Michigan Avenue supports our environmental commitment.

Make a Green Choice - Guests receive a $5.00 credit or 500 SPG points when opting out of all housekeeping services.

The Westin Michigan Avenue


We Recycle

  • Paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and aluminum are recycled as part of Single Stream Recycling in all public areas, guest rooms and administrative offices
  • Recycling of used print cartridges
  • Recycling program for light bulb ballasts, light bulbs and batteries 
  • Used kitchen grease recycled into bio-fuels by a local company when possible

Learn more about our green practices

Energy consumption and efficiency program 

  • Establishing Minimum Standards for use, maintenance and management of equipment ensures efficiency and reduction of energy
  • Energy efficient CFL/LED lighting in hotel
  • Lighting, computers, and equipment in all areas are turned off when not in use
  • Replace equipment with high energy star efficient models

Linen/towel re-use program 

  • Bed linens changed upon guest request to aid in water and energy conservation efforts
  • Participating hotel in “Make a Green Choice” program - $5.00 credit or 500 SPG points when opting out of all housekeeping services
  • Towels replaced upon guest request only allowing guests the option of re-using existing towels

Water conservation program

  • Low flow and restricted flow shower heads, faucets and toilets throughout hotel
  • Local plants and trees are utilized for outdoor landscaping tolerant of climate with watering control times

Audio Visual (Presentation Services)

  • Paperless sales and inventory software system
  • Energy efficient LED lighting fixtures available for events
  • Post Consumer Content flip charts available upon request

Waste Minimization & Purchasing

  • Our hotel uses recycled containers for all amenities in the smallest practical size and used amenities  and soap are donated to local shelters throughout the city whenever possible
  • Remaining banquet food from hotel functions is donated to associate cafeteria
  • Paper products are a minimum 30% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR); facial tissue paper 10% PCR, toilet tissue 20% PCR and paper towels are 40% PCR
  • We have set copiers to double side print as default whenever possible
  • We purchase in bulk when applicable and avoid single use products
  • The hotel minimizes disposable foodservice items and works with vendors for recycled product replacements
  • 100% compostable plastic cups are available in all guest rooms
  • Use of environmentally friendly cleaning products meet EPA GS 37 Industrial Cleaner guidelines for housekeeping and stewarding departments
  • Mandatory printed reports are reduced to as needed; old reports are reused and recycled
  • Computer monitors and Fitness Machines are programmed to turn off after period of inactivity

Banquets and Coffee Cart

  • Lineless Table options available throughout meeting space
  • Kitchen energy reduction program to reduce pre-heat timing/equipment usage
  • Sustainable green meeting options and “Clutter Free Meetings” are available that include bulk, paperless, recycled
  • Meeting Impact Report (MIR) tracking tool available for meeting planners to see their environmental meeting impact footprint 

View Our Complete Green Practices List

Along with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. focus, The Westin Michigan Avenue is committed to reducing our energy consumption by 30% and water consumption by 20% by the year 2020 (from our 2008 baseline). These goals are just the beginning of an ongoing journey towards environmental sustainability and we embrace our responsibility for environmental stewardship and are committed to continuing to integrate these environmental practices into our hotel community.