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Marriott International takes no smoking stance

No smokingMarriott International has today declared that all its US and Canadian hotels as soon as this September. The move follows a growing trend in the industry with the Westin Hotel chain and Anaheim’s Disneyland resort having led the way earlier this year.   Marriott’s decision, however, is one of the largest of its kind, affecting more than 2,300 htoels and almost 400,000 guest rooms with the Marriott, JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites and Marriott ExecuStay brands involved. Smoking will not be allowed in any guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces or employee work areas.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Marriott have made a business decision as they are entitled to do – it’s their property.

    For those of us who oppose such a decision, the best thing to do is to make Marriott aware of the business they will lose. Email stephanie.hampton@marriott.com (the contact on the press release) and tell them how many nights you stayed over the last few years, and that you won’t be staying there anymore.

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