The Internet Is Killing Hotel Porn
It's the end of an era! (For some.) And so, we bid a fond adieu to pay-per-view porn in Marriott Hotels, which will be getting rid of access to adult movies in new hotels, with an eventual move to rid their tawdry sheen from the entire chain. This is not, however, due to some newfound family values (maybe just a little, but mostly not). Nor is it because people are suddenly not watching porn. (Oh, they are!) But the thing is, they're doing it on their laptops. Sometimes even for free! Which means all of those rated-X movies are just sitting alone and unloved on pay-per-view. Aw.
Marriott released the following statement about the move:
"It is our practice to keep adult content out of the reach of children and unavailable to any adult who chooses not to view it. We have strong controls in place that allow guests to block these materials. Changing technology and how guests access entertainment has reduced the revenue hotels and their owners derive from in-room movies, including adult content. We are working with in-room entertainment providers and technology vendors to transition to the next generation of in-room entertainment. This new platform of Internet-based video-on-demand will facilitate our exit from the traditional hotel video systems that included adult content in the menu selection, and will also provide guests greater choice and control over what they watch across our system.
We'll always have the memories. Now, could they do something about those gross bedspreads?
Marriott takes porn off the menu at new hotels [USA Today]