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The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street · ChicagoIllinois60654 · United States  • Phone: 312-744-1900
Local Time: 10:49 PM • Weather: Overcast, 59 °F

Green Hotel

The Westin Chicago River North believes in promoting Cultural Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility and is committed to leaving less of a carbon footprint in the environment.

The following Green Initiatives and programs have been established and implemented to promote "green" operations and practices.

Recycling Program: Our hotel strives to reduce waste and recycle on a daily basis. The following items are included in our recycling program:

  • Paper, cardboard, plastic and glass
  • Used print cartridges
  • Light bulb ballasts, light bulbs and batteries
  • Used kitchen grease

Energy Consumption and Efficiency Program: Through our Water Conservation Program local plants and trees are utilized for outdoor landscaping.

  • Adheres by green standards for use, maintenance and management of equipment efficiency and reduction of energy.
  • Energy efficient CFL lighting installed in guest rooms and in the hotel's public spaces
  • All lighting, computers and equipment in work and public areas are turned off when not in use
  • Equipment has been replaced with high energy star efficient models

Waste Minimization and Purchasing Green Practices: 

  • Smallest practical recycled contatiners are used for all amenities
  • Paper products are minimum 30% Post Consumer Content
  • Copiers are set to double-sided print as default and old documents are reused
  • Purchasing is done in bulk when applicable and single product use is avoided
  • Minimal use of disposable food service items
  • Paper-less check-in is offered to guests
  • Environmentally friendly cleaning and pest control products are used
  • Local vendors are utilizied for product supply


  • A kitchen energy reduction program has been established to reduce pre-heat timing and equipment usage
  • Organic foods are an option if guests desire in Banquets and Room Service
  • Vegetarian options are available in the hotel for meetings and restaurants
  • Local food products are offered
  • Buffets are offered as the most environmentally friendly option and can be served family style

Make A Green Choice

Conserving water, energy and other resources is rewarding for you and great for the environment. Enjoy a $5 voucher at participating food and beverage outlets or 500 Starpoints® awarded at check-out for each night you decline housekeeping (except day of departure).To participate in the Make a Green Choice program, please tell us at check-in or look for the doorhanger in your guestroom.