Hotel chains are removing Bibles from guest rooms, replacing them with "intimacy kits" and adding "One Night Stand" packages as well as "romance concierge" personnel to their offerings, according to a new report in Newsweek.
Which hotel chains are we talking about here? Some are more upscale (read: fancy schmancy, hoity-toity). But this one seems rather out-of-place:
Marriott spokesman John Wolf says the Bible question [whether to include them in guest rooms] is premature for the new [boutique hotel] venture, which he describes as 'cutting-edge,' 'more urban' and 'less values-oriented.'
Marriott? The company whose president is a devout Mormon? The hotel chain that stocks the nightstands with Bibles and a Book of Mormon? Of course, this shouldn't be too surprising, since Marriott hotels also offer in-room pornography on their TV's. Hey, anything to get more money to the Mormon church!
Then there are these chains that are doing away with Bibles:
Accor hotels [which] owns several chains including: Motel 6, Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, All Seasons, Etap, Formule 1. While these chains are mostly located in Europe, Accor is expanding to many U.S. markets.
Dear Motel 6: You can save on your energy bills by leaving the light off. We won't be darkening your doorstep any more.