Starwood is one of my preferred hotel chains. They have many 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 often stay at Westin because they are typically next to my client’s locations.
I have been traveling at Starwood Hotels for different companies, using different hotel rates and codes but based on my experience, Accenture has a fantastic global agreement with Starwood.
With Starwood hotels, corporate codes are called SET codes, which can be filled in on the booking form online.
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 of over US$30 billion.
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 can get a better rate, and at some W hotels, Oracle gets a better rate than Accenture. However, Accenture has been able to negotiate good discounts across the board at all Starwood hotels in the US and Europe. For example, when I traveled for a meeting with Accenture in Milan, Italy, I stayed at the Westin; the Accenture rate was incredible for such an upscale property (I strongly recommend you visit the rooftop terrace). So if you are working for Accenture, booking using the Accenture SET code will guarantee you a nice room at a great price.
I realized that many Accenture employees do not know their SET code. The code was not given to me by Accenture or an Accenture employee. I found the Accenture SET code online on the Flyertalk forum (www.flyertalk.com). I typically use the Accenture code when my trip is related to my business with Accenture. However, I have never been asked for identification at the hotel check-in.
Other 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. A fantastic resort in an incredible Caribbean location that I strongly recommend.