SUCCESS: No more on-demand porn available in Hyatt or Hilton

by Kelly Ledbetter |

(http://newsroom.images.hyatt.com/)Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport-North. Hyatt has announced it will no longer offer on-demand pornography in its hotels.

CHICAGO (Christian Examiner) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation has joined Hilton, Marriott, and other leading hotel names in its decision not to offer on-demand pornography in its hotel rooms, in the latest victory by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE).

"With this step, Hyatt is proving itself to be a leader among corporations that value a positive and safe environment for their consumers," said Patrick Trueman, president and CEO of NCOSE, according to LifeSiteNews.

"By removing on-demand pornography, Hyatt is also taking a stand against prostitution and sex trafficking, which are crimes that often takes place in hotels," he added.

In its announcement about the decision, Hyatt said, "In-room programming choices are just one part of the guest experience Hyatt is constantly evaluating. As part of that process, Hyatt has made the decision to stop offering adult entertainment video on-demand at any Hyatt hotel," according to the Los Angeles Times.

It said pornographic entertainment will be phased out as contracts with on-demand entertainment companies expire.

Industry research strongly suggests that on-demand pornography is no longer lucrative considering the availability of pornography via Internet streaming. Other factors include increasing numbers of women traveling for business and credit card theft, the Los Angeles Times reported.

THE DIRTY DOZEN LIST

Hilton, which was listed alongside Cosmopolitan Magazine, Facebook, and Verizon on the NCOSE "Dirty Dozen" list of leading contributors to sexual exploitation, made its announcement in August.

NCOSE credits the hotel chains' recent decisions to positive response to the organization's and consumers' anti-pornography demands and an understanding of the danger of pornography.

Trueman said, "Pornography not only increases the demand for prostitution and sex trafficking, but sex trafficking victims are also often used in, and trained how to perform sexually by pornography."

Hilton stated, "We are making immediate changes to our global brand standards to eliminate adult video-on-demand in all our hotels worldwide." The hotel said it "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."

Rather than boycotting the hotel chains for offering pornography, Christians should now support Hyatt, Hilton, and other chains for removing pornography, regardless of whether the decision was made due to profit or due to peer pressure.

Rob McIntire, a sex addiction counselor in Colorado Springs, told LifeSiteNews he sees a potential profit for such hotels. His clients recovering from sex addiction used to request for their TVs to be removed before their stay. "But if there is a hotel with no porn, I'm sure they will be looking for it," McIntire said.

NCOSE publically applauded Hilton and removed it from the Dirty Dozen list.