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The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
909 North Michigan Avenue · ChicagoIllinois60611 · United States  • Phone: 1-866-716-8104 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8385
Local Time: 3:47 AM • Weather: A few clouds, 82 °F
 

Green Hotel

Green Seal™ Silver Certified

The Westin Michigan Avenue is proud to be recognized as Green Seal™ Silver Certified. One of the only 7 downtown hotels to receive Silver certification throughout Chicago and proudly 1 out of 9 Silver certified hotels throughout the entire Starwood Hotels worldwide. As part of our ongoing program to promote cultural sustainability and environmental responsibility, The Westin Michigan Avenue meets the Green Seal™ Environmental Standard for Lodging Properties for waste minimization, management of fresh water resources, energy efficiency, hazardous substances and environmentally sensitive purchasing.

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

supports environmental commitment through a comprehensive recycling program

 

Including:

  • Paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and aluminum are recycled in all public areas, guest rooms and administrative offices
  • Recycling program for light bulb ballasts
  • Used kitchen grease is recycled into bio-fuels by a local company
  • Pallets and printing cartridges are picked up for reuse
  • Energy consumption and efficiency program 
 

Learn more about our green practices

  • Composting partial organic food waste through a process called vermicomposting - using worms to turn kitchen waste into nutrient rich humus used on our roof top garden - with help from Urban Worm Girl
  • Hotel paint and cleaning products meet Green Seal guidelines for non toxic, low VOC content, non hazardous and non chlorinated whenever possible
  • Green Concierge Options given to environmentally responsible service providers (please ask Concierge for local options)
  • Use of environmentally friendly cleaning products meet EPA GS 37 Industrial Cleaner guidelines for housekeeping and stewarding departments
  • Roof top garden which grows vegetables and herbs for in house site visits, meetings and associate cafeteria
  • Organic foods, vegetarian and local food options are available for Banquets & Room Service and Fair trade coffee is available in guest rooms, coffee cart and banquets
  • Sustainable green meeting options and "Clutter Free Meetings" are available that include bulk, paperless, recycled
  • Tracking tool available for meeting planners to see their environmental meeting impact footprint
  • Energy efficient CFL lighting in guest rooms, meeting space and in hotel's public spaces where compatible
  • Replace equipment with high energy star efficient models and lights, computers, and equipment in all areas are turned off when not in use
  • Sensors and programmable timers are located in low traffic & low occupancy areas
  • Mecco Shades are utilized on every outside facing window to conserve energy shielding the sun, keeping a room cool in the summer and warm in the winter
  • Linen/towel re-use program to guests