Not like you ever rented one, but porn movies are being eliminated from all Hilton hotels' in-demand movie selection.
Said Hilton in a statement, as if it was something you might have purchased, "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."
Advocacy group National Center on Sexual Exploitation has said that earlier this year, the hotel company contacted it to set up discussions about the possibility of banning adult content from its televisions.
Omni Hotels eliminated adult films more than a decade ago, while Marriott ended sales in 2011, prompting the bankruptcy of a major on-demand service provider, South Dakota-based LodgeNet. So it's not as if Hilton is dropping an amenity that was making it much cash anymore: One hospitality research expert has said that hotel industry income from on-demand TV services has dropped by half since 2007.
We know the only time you were aware of such a service was when you asked the front desk to remove an erroneous charge for it from your bill, but hotels have lost much of their adult-film business to guests streaming Wi-Fi on their personal laptops—which may be why the Web is so slow at night at hotels now.