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Hyatt to Eliminate Adult In-Room Entertainment

Hyatt Hotels is the latest hotel chain to drop adult movies from its entertainment options, reports the Los Angeles Times. According to the article, Hyatt did not divulge why this decision was made. The company released a statement, explaining "in-room programming choices are just one part of the guest experience Hyatt is constantly evaluating. As part of that process,...

Marriott to Immerse Guests in Virtual Reality

BETHESDA, Md.—Marriott Hotels has announced the launch of "VRoom Service"—a guest service that allows guests to order virtual reality experiences to their rooms. Created in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America, "VRoom Service" is a first in the travel industry. The launch represents the latest in a series of innovations by the Marriott International flagship brand. Guests are invited to call...

Hilton Worldwide to Phase Out In-Room Adult Movies

Hilton Worldwide will begin to phase out adult video-on-demand entertainment at all of its properties worldwide, according to a Skift article. In a statement, the company said: “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...

Trendspotting: The Latest from Content Providers

A brief overview of the latest offerings from top content providers in the lodging industry: COMCAST News: Comcast has expanded its fiber network significantly in the past year, bringing its full portfolio of Ethernet services to places including the Central Eastside of Portland, Ore., the Denver Metro Area, and New London County, Conn. Television: HD video service including popular cable networks for...

Marriott to Provide Netflix Access in Guestrooms

BETHESDA, Md.—Marriott Hotels and Netflix have announced a partnership to change the guestroom entertainment experience. Guests staying at select Marriott Hotels will be able to subscribe to Netflix or sign into their existing accounts by using the Netflix app on the hotel’s internet-connected guest room televisions. For Marriott guests who increasingly want to view streaming content on the road, the...