In response I'd like to offer my own version.
Rather than staying a minimum number of nights, how about I agree to help you, my favourite hotel, to cut your costs and you reward me each time I stay?
My end of the bargain, I'll agree to:
- Participate in your towel and sheet reuse program that your housekeepers actually follow through on.
- Never use the bottled water you leave in my room unless I really need to in which case I'll pay for it.
- Bring and use my own coffee mug so you can stop buying those foam plastic disposable ones.
- Turn off the lights and the television when I leave my room.
- Do whatever you need me to do (or not do) to that computer on the wall that controls the HVAC to make sure I'm an energy efficient guest in your climate.
- Sort my recyclables in my room in whatever means is necessary to make sure they stay out of landfill in your city.
- Not touch that pad of paper you leave me to write on.
- Decline newspaper delivery to my room.
- Free, fast wireless service for any electronic device I might have in my room.
What do you say? Maybe we can come up with a point-system I earn each time I'm an Elite Green Guest?
So please, forget the free bottled water, newspaper, dedicated check-in lines and free tickets to shows. Let me be me when I stay with you. I promise to Twitter in green glee at your reduced footprint options, also happy that I'm not paying for wireless at your property.