To make it easier on repeaters. Unlike previously, where your minibar was checked and restocked daily, the new practice is that you must leave a door card out notating what you need refilled, not just special requests. I thought it was short staffing due to the storm. I was told it's a new security measure, where the card authorizes beverage staff to enter your room. Seems i already trust housekeepings staff. One more thing to keep track of while on vacation...