I know what you’re thinking: You can still get porn in hotel rooms? Is it 1998? Apparently so. Hilton, which owns hotels in 85 countries around the world, decided to officially remove adult flicks after growing tired of receiving thousands of complaints a week from guests.
From The Mirror:
In a statement, Hilton Hotels explained: “We are making immediate changes to our global brand standards to eliminate adult video-on-demand entertainment in all our hotels worldwide.
“While the vast majority of our properties already do not offer this content today, this content will be phased out of all other hotels subject to the terms of their contracts.
“We believe in offering our guests a high degree of choice and control during their stays with us, including wi-fi on personal devices.
“However, we have listened carefully to our customers and have determined that adult video-on-demand entertainment is not in keeping with our company’s vision and goals moving forward.”
The decision to remove pornos was praised my many, including the National Center on Sexual Exploitation:
NCOSE Executive Director Dawn Hawkins said: “Hilton has taken a stand against sexual exploitation.
“Pornography not only contributes to the demand for sex trafficking, which is a serious concern in hotels, but it also contributes to child exploitation, sexual violence, and lifelong porn addictions.”
Not everyone was as openly enthusiastic about the decision. Will Lee, President of the Entry Level Business Travelers Union (an organization and person I just made up), had this to say.
“During my frequent stays at airport Hilton Garden Inns throughout much of the midwest, I haven’t had much of a problem with the hotel chain,” Lee explained. “I didn’t even know you could get porn on the TV. I just use my laptop, honestly. Now, if Hilton would bring down some of the privacy walls and up the internet speed, I could get behind this decision 110 percent.”
Enjoy the streaming life, Hilton guests. I hope the buffering won’t ruin the mood..
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