This is long overdue, for several reasons I will explain:
… Marriott’s decision also comes after years of discussing whether the availability of adult entertainment in guest rooms – for years, a money maker for hotels – is appropriate and whether secure safeguards exist to keep it away from children. [USA Today Travel]
Marriot I believe is one of the top 5 pornography providers in the world. Hilton is high up there as well (and may also be phasing out its adult content soon).
Obviously hotels have been attracted to offering pornography because it is a huge source of revenue for them. Pornography has a high addiction rate so they can expect an increase in repeat business. Hotel chains have discovered that many men traveling on business see their hotel room as a “safe space” to view pornography away from the attention of their families. But as a recent academic conference hosted by the Witherspoon Institute has shown, pornography always brings with it harmful social costs, for those who consume it and for those who must live and interact with those who are affected by it.
Furthermore, I have heard it argued that pornography in hotels is technically illegal. We can “thank” our Justice Deparment for doing nothing to enforce these laws.
Whatever the reasons for this change, good riddance to pornography, wherever it still exists.
Ph/t: AmP reader Luis.