ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - At the Hilton Doubletree Hotel and other Hilton properties worldwide, adult videos will no longer be available in rooms. The hotel chain will be phasing them out, according to contracts.
According to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Hilton will be taken off the so called "Dirty Dozen" list.
"We're very grateful that Hilton has made this change to no longer be in the distribution of pornography and that they're welcoming this kind of change," said Dawn Hawkins, National Center on Sexual Exploitation spokesperson.
Hilton released this statement, saying:
"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 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."
Hawkins said pornography is causing a public health crisis.
"That it leads to increased demand for sex trafficking, that it leads to increased child exploitation."
She said she is relieved more places are following suit.
"Quite a few hotels offer pornography. Marriott changed their policy a few years ago and that's when we turned out attention to Hilton."
Some, like John Riordan, support the idea.
"I can see how they might cave to be politically correct. I think maybe there's a time and a place, and I think maybe on a hotel business trip that's not the time or the place to have access to that. Their choice."
Hawkins said they're also going after retailers. To see the "Dirty Dozen" list, go to DirtyDozen.com.