Hotels caving in to anti smokers
I travel a lot with my job and I’m in hotels on a weekly basis. Last time I was in Vegas I was put into a Marriott brand hotel and found out upon arrival that it was a non smoking hotel. I don’t have to tell you how pissed I was. I was looking forward to getting checked in and relaxing with a cigar but didn’t really have a choice since I was their with others from the company for a gaming convention. I decided to research a little and find out if this was only this Marriott and is this a new trend that I have just not seen yet. Sorry to say the whole Marriott chain went to 100% non smoking and is not the only group to do it. Marriott is the parent company to many well known hotels like JW by Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard, Residents and many more. It will cost violators between $200 to $300 (my guess is $300 for cigars) if they light up. More and more hotels are joining in on “protecting us” from ourselves. This is the freedom that god gave them but he gave us the freedom to stand up and speak out, let them know that we will stay next door. So you better do a little research before you go on that vacation. If possible I only stay at Holiday Inns.
Update: Since I originally posted this it has now became normal for hotels to be 100% smoke free. Though I do not like staying in smoking rooms I do at times just to support the effort. A lot of Holiday Inns are now non smoking.