Hotel Chain Cancels On-Demand Porn for Customers

"To safeguard human dignity"

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has taken a moral stance against pornography by cancelling all on-demand services once available to their guests. 

In a move described to Breitbart as "a range of initiatives designed to safeguard human dignity — from supply chain protocols and human rights to sexual exploitation," IHG now joins other hotel groups like Hyatt and Marriott in the effort to curtail pornography's mainstream reach. Both the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza serve under the IHG umbrella.

Hotels and their relationship with pornography go all the way back to the late-90's when "providers like LodgeNet and OnCommand Video would install all the equipment free of charge to the hotels — even providing televisions."

"Hotels made a five to ten percent profit on all videos purchased by their patrons with no investment," reports ChurchMilitant. "Since they don't provide the programming, don't have to pay to produce it, and don't have to pay for the material or installation of the service, it was easy money."

The first hotel to step away from the profits made by porn was Omni Hotels, who stated they didn't want to make money that way. Hotel chains like the Marriott based their decision purely off economic incentives, saying that "changing technology and how guests access entertainment has reduced the revenue hotels and their owners derive from in-room movies, including adult content."

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