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#BoycottMarriott – The Lousy Room Vendors

Some of you may have heard of the recent tweet by @Marriott stating they were providing training to all of their employees all over the world to help with ‘sex trafficking’ at their hotels and target women travelling alone.

Information obtained from their training material indicate that part of the training provided to their employees include:
– Watching women who sit alone at a bar
– Keeping trace of women who check in or are travelling alone
– Searching through personal belongings for sexual paraphernalia (eg. condoms)
– Reporting women who ask for extra towels
– Reporting women who turn down housekeeping (eg. placing the ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door)

While they have since deleted the tweet due to major backlash from women all over the world, the effects of their decision will remain for a long time. Here is what they said:

Tweet by Marriott Hotel

Short of being sued for discrimination for conflating sex work with trafficking, I won’t be surprised if a class action ensues considering how many women are up in arms about their decision to police women. Owned by a Mormon, it is hardly surprising for many sex workers who have had their fair share of issues while staying at Marriott in the past (even when they weren’t working).

I have put together a list of Marriott’s hotel chain and collection to avoid.
  • Le Meridien (@LeMeridien)
  • Ritz Carlton (@RitzCarlton)
  • St Regis Hotels (@stregishotels)
  • JW Marriot (@JWMarriott)
  • The Luxury Collection (@TLCLuxury)
  • Bvlgari Hotels
  • W Hotels (@WHotels)
  • Edition Hotels (@EDITIONHotels)
  • Sheraton (@sheratonhotels)
  • Delta Hotels (@DeltaHotelsLtd)
  • Westin (@Westin)
  • Rennaissance Hotels (@RenHotels)
  • Gaylord Hotels (@GaylordHotels)
  • Courtyard Hotels (@CourtyardHotels)
  • Four Points Hotels (@fourpoints)
  • Spring Hill Suites (@SpringHillSuite)
  • Protea Hotels (@ProteaHotels)
  • Fairfield Hotels (@FairfieldHotels)
  • AC Hotels (@ACHotels)
  • Aloft Hotels (@AloftHotels)
  • Moxy Hotels (@MoxyHotels)
  • Residence Inn (@ResidenceInn)
  • Towne Place (@TownePlace)
  • Element Hotels (@ElementHotel)
  • Autograph Collection (@AutographHotels)
  • Design Hotels
  • Tribute Hotels

Yes, it’s a huge list and the reason why they (the US government) have decided to target this chain including the members of their rewards program SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest), the female kind. It is an insult to womankind and an insult to our freedom.

Should you wish to stay elsewhere as a paying client, especially if you are considering having some fun on your business trip, there is a myriad of other hotel chains you could choose to frequent. For the ladies who may be stressing about where to stay, this is for you (pink links directly to the hotel’s website).

Please feel free to comment below if you would like to add to the list.

In my opinion, as a sex worker and working lady, I would be avoiding the Marriott group of hotels anywhere in the world.

Love,
Anita.
xx

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