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do you “go green” and pass on room turndown service? The points benefit is negligible (250 per night at Bonvoy) so really just dependent on your moral compass.

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Lets be absolutely clear. This has very little to do with green and everything to do with cost savings for the hotel. In fact i use this as an interview question for jr staff - asking what a major chain saves in a year through the green program. Even with the most conservative estimates its a huge number. There may be some environmental benefit but its negligible. The industrial machines used for laundry handle thousands of towels a day. A few hundred more and a few ounces of detergent make virtually no discernible difference. Hours saved for staff cleaning as well as folding the towels is the key to the biz case.

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Yeah I initially assumed the “moral compass” part of the question referred to the program resulting in less money and fewer jobs going to housekeepers.

I used to go green but then I had a chat with a cleaning lady, and basically that program means less work and less tips from them. She said they cut down on staff. So since I prefer not to be part of poor people making less money and losing their jobs, I stopped going green. I'm also happy the tip money goes to support a single mom. That's my moral choice

Could? Yeah totally. And I do feel bad about not leaving any tip at all, but not bad enough to go out of my way to start carrying cash. I wish Marriott would let you tip through the app.

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Nope because I like fresh towels.

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