Will IHG follow suit? - Decline Housekeeping for points

Old Feb 9, 10, 3:16 am
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Will IHG follow suit? - Decline Housekeeping for points

SPG, HHonors, and Marriott all offer this:

Decline Housekeeping for Starpoints - a way to help go green

Decline Housekeeping Service & Receive 500 Hilton Hhonors Bonus Points Per Day!

Where is Marriott? - SPG offering points to decline maid service

Will IHG follow suit?
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Old Feb 9, 10, 6:22 am
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I can just imagine people on long stays with absolutely filthy rooms clocking up the points
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Old Feb 9, 10, 6:29 am
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This would be fine as long as you can pick and choose when to implement.
A long stay may require housekeeping once or twice a week.
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Old Feb 9, 10, 6:39 am
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I sure hope they follow suit. On most week long stays I would only need my room cleaned maybe once. Plus it would save the company money in cleaning costs.
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Old Feb 9, 10, 10:52 am
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If they did follow suit, it won't be long before we see a thread titled "Stayed 30 days at an IC and declined housekeeping but still received only 2000 points ".
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Old Feb 9, 10, 11:05 am
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Can't imagine many RA's turning down housekeeping - otherwise who is going to refill minibar!
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Old Feb 9, 10, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by rupert_s View Post
Can't imagine many RA's turning down housekeeping - otherwise who is going to refill minibar!
Fortunately, those are frequently two separate services
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Old Feb 9, 10, 1:55 pm
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I wouldn't mind an option for housekeeping every third or fourth day. Every day is certainly excessive.
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Old Feb 9, 10, 5:18 pm
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I just stayed in the San Antonio Crown Plaza. They let you decline housekeeping for 500 points/night. You could choose the nights you wanted points individually.
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Old Feb 9, 10, 8:51 pm
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Hmm... 500 points per night certainly sounds tempting, but one of the things I like most about staying in a hotel is that the room is clean and you get fresh towels daily. For long stays perhaps I can skip a couple of days for housekeeping but for weekend stays I don't think 500pts is worth it.
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Old Feb 9, 10, 9:39 pm
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500 points certainly wouldn't do it for me.
I also worry about infrequent room cleaning. A good housekeeping manager has staff focus on different things each day; in the long-run, having fewer housekeeping visits could reduce room cleanliness and upkeep. Of course, if they are extra-thorough on turnover, that could be okay.
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Old Feb 9, 10, 11:03 pm
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I quite often refuse housekeeping, when they arrive, I just ask for fresh towels and toiletries
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Old Feb 11, 10, 8:16 am
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Long stay no.....short stay, like a two-day stay yes. Pretty easy choice for me. But like the other posters here, if I said no, I'd like to be able to pick and choose how often.
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Old Feb 11, 10, 9:10 am
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This has already been discussed on the Chase PC Rewards forum, so the idea has been floated at least I would imagine.
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Old Jan 12, 11, 9:56 am
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"Go Green Don't Clean" rate

Looking at properties in the Austin area, and one of the HIX's has a "Go Green Don't Clean" rate. Same as BFR, except you get $5 off or 1000 bonus points. It doesn't say "per night" but I sure hope it would be!

REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT BY FORGOING HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES DURING YOUR STAY AND RECEIVE 1000 BONUS PRIORITY CLUB POINTS OR 5 DOLLARS OFF YOUR ROOM RATE
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