Hyatt Hotels to Drop On-Demand Pornography in Rooms

Hyatt-compressed (1)The international hotel chain Hyatt has announced that it will no longer offer on-demand pornography among its guest room channel choices.

“This content will not be introduced to any new Hyatt hotels, and it will be discontinued or phased out at all hotels,” the company said in a statement this week.

It said that “in-room programming choices are just one part of the guest experience Hyatt is constantly evaluating,” and that “[a]s part of that process, Hyatt has made the decision to stop offering adult entertainment video on-demand at any Hyatt hotel.”

The Washington-based Center on Sexual Exploitation applauded the change, viewing the move as an effort to cut down on porn viewing.

“With this step, Hyatt is proving itself to be a leader among corporations that value a positive and safe environment for their consumers,” said President Patrick Trueman in a statement.

But some opine that the decision was likely fueled by the continued decline in hotel movie rental revenue, coupled with the fact that guests can view pornography online. The Associated Press notes that revenue dropped from $339 per room in 2000 to $107 per room in 2014.

Pornography is said to be a lucrative business in the hotel industry, and while estimates vary, it is stated that collectively $500 million is banked each year by hotel chains nationwide.

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Hyatt’s announcement comes just two months after Hilton Hotels and Resorts made a similar decision.

“We are making immediate changes to our global brand standards to eliminate adult video-on-demand entertainment in all our hotels worldwide,” the company said in a statement. “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,” it said.

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  • Phipps Mike

    it isnt going to stop all the fornication. Too bad for you Christians….claiming false victories.

    • Josey

      Ah, you have stinkin thinkin! No one said anything about claiming false victories, they can have pornography on anywhere but a child of God has victory over any temptation because they choose not to watch it or partake in sin in the first place because the Spirit of God inside a child of God has no desire for such things and He gives us His strength to overcome, those things will repulse a Christian. Christians don’t sit around even entertaining those thoughts. If a person is set on sinning they will find a way, Christians are not stupid on that. Those who sin by fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lying, stealing, whatever sin it is will reap what they sow just as those who please God by living morally right in His eyes will reap good things and eternal life with God when they pass on from this life to the next because they are trusting in Christ Jesus who began a good work in them to complete it and whose death and resurrection was not in vain and Jesus can save those who trust in Him to the uttermost. So, Christians don’t claim false victories, we live in victory as we live one day at a time time trusting in Christ to give us victory in life!
      And if a child of God does give way to a temptation, they need not give up but turn back in repentance to Christ who will help them, forgive them and set them back onto the road of victory, we have Jesus Christ who is our High Priest which was tempted in all points like we are, yet without sin that they can turn to for help in such times.Hebrews 4:15

      • Phipps Mike

        ” those things will repulse a Christian.”
        ok, but you think that EVERYBODY renting a hotel room are Christians?
        That just put a monkey wrench in your cogs now, didnt it?
        Like I said (false victories) Fornication is common sense, You dont marry somebody and THEN find out that they are lousy at sex.

        • Josey

          you said and I quote you, ” Too bad for you Christians….claiming false victories.” double speaker, I replied about your claim of christians claiming false victories, not about lost people.

          • Phipps Mike

            I guess I dont understand your reply here. The whole point I was conveying is that it doesn’t matter what rules any motel/hotel makes. People will ALWAYS fornicate so if the goal is to stop it, its NEVER GONNA HAPPEN. Therefore, it is NOT a victory. Hope that clears it up.

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  • acontraryview

    I am curious to know how not offering porn results in a “safe environment for their consumers,”.

  • BarkingDawg

    The internet killed the on demand hotel porn business.

    Big deal.

  • Becky

    Regardless of why they removed the “on-demand pornography”, it’s still a positive move. Fornication is a sin against God and our fellowman. Sex can be overwhelmingly powerful and can quickly become lewd, it can cause people to do and say things that are evil…adultery, fornication, homosexuality, rape, incest, bestiality, etc.