by Mike Masnick
Tue, Apr 14th 2009 6:11am
In the last two boutique hotels I stayed at, when I checked in, they asked if I wanted a physical newspaper delivered each morning. This is a good thing, as, for me, mornings in hotels consist of me checking up on the news via my laptop, and then getting annoyed when I finally open the door to head out and realize there's as newspaper there I need to throw out. However, the big hotels have continued to force it on you whether you want it or not. Perhaps that's finally changing. Marriott is the first major hotel chain to say that it will now stop automatically delivering a paper to hotel rooms, instead giving guests the option as to whether or not they want it. While I'm sure some newspapers (especially USA Today) may be freaking out about this decision, it only makes sense. The hotels will certainly save a lot of money, guests are happier and everyone wastes a lot less paper.
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