The Westin Seattle


1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101, United States   •  Weather:   

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Green Programs

The Westin Seattle hotel has instituted planet-friendly practices that go beyond "Green" while also promoting cultural sustainability and environmental responsibility. Take a glimpse at some of the green hotel programs currently in place or learn how you can Make a Green Choice while staying with us.

Seattle Green Hotel - The Westin Seattle

Energy and Water Conservation (30/20 by 2020)

  • High-efficiency lighting: CFL lighting in all guestrooms, lobby and service areas
  • LED lighting in exterior signage, main entrances, elevators, guest floor landings
  • Occupancy sensors in meeting rooms and service areas
  • Low-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets in all guestrooms and public restrooms
  • Preventive Maintenance programs
  • Green program for guestroom linen and terry
  • Make a Green Choice program rewards guests for choosing to conserve natural resources in guestroom
  • Capture waste heat and recycle waste condensate from steam
  • Aqua Recycle laundry wash water reclaim system
  • Air cooled or closed loop refrigeration systems
  • Work closely with local utilities for the latest environmental best practices
  • Energy and Water Self-Audits and Action Plans

Waste Minimization

  • Recycling receptacles in all guestrooms, meeting rooms, restaurants, bars and offices
  • Recycle plastic, cardboard, paper and glass
  • Recycle wooden pallets and cooking oils
  • Hazardous/Controlled Waste Management: recycle bulbs, batteries and computer hardware
  • Elimination of styrofoam
  • Environmentally Preferred Products: paper, construction materials, green chemicals
  • eFolio: electronically email folios instead of paper copy under the door
  • Refillable water coolers in meeting space and staff areas
  • Nordaq FRESH water filtration system to minimize bottled water usage/consumption (pilot)
  • Dumpster monitoring: currently divert 40% of our waste via recycle and compost efforts
  • Environmentally preferred suppliers: procurement of office paper, toilet tissue and USA Today
  • Bottled bath amenity donation program partner (Plymouth Housing Group)

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • 100% smoke free policy within building
  • Green housekeeping chemicals
  • Cold water wash using ozone to reduce carbon based fuels
  • Integrated pest management
  • Low-emitting materials: use of paints, coatings and floor products with eco-label, low VOC emissions

Awareness and Engagement

  • Bike rack for associates commuting via bicycle
  • Bus and light rail (ORCA Pass) discounts for associates
  • Sustainability Champion
  • Sustainability/Safety Council of managers and associates
  • Sustainability Newsletter - monthly

Sustainable Food & Beverage

  • Menu & Offerings
  • Compost food waste

Community Service/Global Citizenship

  • Recycle/sterilize bath soap with Clean the World partnership – saving human lives
  • Partnership with Alchemy Goods: to divert waste and recycle/repurpose ‘banners into bags’ program
  • Actively support Earth Hour and Earth Day
  • Sponsor for Seattle Works Day, partner with Marra Farm: an innovative food/gardening venue that creates access to fresh, nutritious and organic produce for families with lower incomes in Seattle

Sustainable Meeting Setup

  • Bottled water alternatives
  • Refillable water coolers in meeting space and staff areas
  • Nordaq FRESH water filtration system to minimize bottled water usage/consumption
  • Condiments served in bulk
  • Environmentally-friendly chafing fuel
  • Clutter free meeting set-up
  • Energy-Efficient digital signage (2014)
  • Linenless break tables
  • Recycled content paper products
  • Sustainable plants and florals
  • Sustainable Banquet and Catering menu options
  • Sustainable Banquet and Catering food service and packaging
  • Meeting space recycling

Meeting Services & Post-Meeting Activities

  • Sustainable Printing Services
  • Sustainable Transportation Services Information
  • Food donation program partner (
  • Meeting impact report
  • Carbon-offset program


As sustainability is of ever-increasing importance to our customers, we are proud to announce some accolades that The Westin Seattle has recently received:

  • TripAdvisor's GreenLeader: Gold Certification rating 2014
  • TripAdvisor’s GreenLeader: Silver Certification rating 2013
  • USAgain’s Certificate of Sustainability: recycle clothes-shoes for reuse by people in US and around the world
  • Aqua Recycle’s Saving Millions Award: over 25 million gallons recycled annually
  • Green Key “Four Keys” rating:
  • Green Leaf “Three Leaves” rating: