No More In-Room Porn At Hyatt Hotels

This week, Hyatt followed Hilton’s lead in removing in-room pornography from its worldwide network of properties.

When Hilton eliminated “adult video-on-demand entertainment” across its worldwide network of hotels in August, it was at least in part due to pressure from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), which had listed the hotel chain as one of the “12 leading contributors of sexual exploitation.”

Apparently the NCSE then turned its attention to Hyatt, which this week began removing in-room pornography from its properties.

According to the NCSE’s website: “Hyatt was eager to work with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation after we reached out to the corporation to share concerns about the neurological and psychological harms of pornography. By removing on-demand pornography, Hyatt is also taking a stand against prostitution and sex trafficking, which are crimes that often take place in hotels.”

Whatever the reasons behind the policy change, Hyatt is playing catch-up in the no-porn movement. In addition to Hilton, the likes of Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Omni, Drury, and Nordic Choice have already scrubbed their in-room entertainment options of anything X-rated.

Reader Reality Check

Will banning on-demand porn reduce sexual exploitation, as the NCSE claims, or is it an unwarranted intrusion into travelers’ right to entertain themselves in any way the law allows?

This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.

By Tim Winship

After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.