Starwood is one of my preferred hotel chains. They have many different brands including the most common Westin and Sheraton, the higher-end St. Regis, the fashionable W hotels and the cost effective Four Points. The quality is pretty high everywhere. I love W hotels but I most often stay at Westin because they are typically next to my clients locations.
I have been travelling at Starwood Hotels for different companies, using different hotel rates and code but, based on my experience, Accenture has an amazing global agreement with Starwood.
With Starwood hotelsare called SET codes and the SET codes can be filled in on the booking form on-line.
Accenture is a large consultancy mainly focused on Information Technology and strategy-related projects. Accenture employs more than 300,000 people around the globe and the company has revenues in excess of US$30 billions.
Accenture corporate code (SET code) at Starwood hotels is 57464.
The same code works for all Starwood properties including Westin, St. Regis, W hotels, Sheraton, Four Points, Le Meridien, Aloft, etc.
I have noticed that in some Westin properties, IBM is able to get a better rate and at some W hotels Oracle get better rate than Accenture. However, overall Accenture has been able to negotiate good discounts across the board at all Starwood hotels both in the US and in Europe. For example when I travelled for a meeting with Accenture in Milan, Italy, I stayed at the Westin and the Accenture rate was absolutely incredible for such an upscale property (I strongly recommend you visit the rooftop terrance). So if you are working for Accenture, booking using the Accenture SET code will guarantee you a nice room at a great price.
I realised that many Accenture employees do not know their SET code. Actually the code was not given to me by Accenture or by an Accenture employee. I found Accenture SET code on-line on the Flyertalk forum (www.flyertalk.com). I typically use the Accenture code when my trip is related to some business I do with Accenture. However, I have never been asked for any identification at the hotel check-in.
Another Starwood properties I really like and that I strongly recommend are the following ones:
– The W Lakeshore Hotel in Chicago. Great view right on Lake Michigan. I also stayed at the other W in Downtown Chicago but the Lakeshore one is much nicer with its lake-front location.
– The Westin Resort on the Sunset Key Island in Front of Key West. An amazing resort in an incredible Caribbean location that I strongly recommend.