Thursday, July 20, 2006

Marriott Bans Smoking in All Their Hotel Rooms

Marriott International, the largest hotel chain in the United States, announced this week that it will ban smoking in all 400,000 of its hotel rooms in the United States and Canada. Twenty years ago about half of the hotel's rooms were set aside for smokers, but today only about 5 percent of their customers request smoking rooms. Marriott will enforce its ban by charging violators up to $300. Marriott International has six hotels and resorts in Hawaii:
  • Oahu: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
  • Oahu: Ihilani Resort and Spa
  • Maui: Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
  • Maui: Rennaissance Wailea Beach Resort
  • Big Island: Waikoloa Beach Resort and Spa
  • Kauai: Marriott Resort and Beach Club

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