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#LoveTravels Billboard Wrap at JW Marriott Washington DC, featuring Jason Collins

Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins courted press today at Freedom Plaza to show off his billboard, draped on the JW Marriott Hotel located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Downtown Washington, DC. The Brooklyn Nets center was part of the Marriott International initiative to officially kick off its #LoveTravels campaign — just a couple days from the start of DC’s annual Capital Pride weekend.

According to Marriott’s Senior Marketing Director, Kristine Friend, this multicultural campaign mirrors the company’s commitment to diversity and their mission statement, “to make everyone feel comfortable being who they are, everywhere they travel.” READ MORE

Marriott Hotels Bans Porn

Marriott International plans to remove pornographic movies from its pay-per-view menu. The company wants to pull the plug on skin flicks, starting with its new properties opening in the next few years. After several years of raking in a wad of revenue, Marriott’s earnings are now, um well, limp.

Over the past few years, the hotel chain has noticed a drop in porn and pay-per-view consumption. According to USA Today, one of the reasons for the decrease is that business travelers check into hotels and bring their own entertainment, including Netflix DVDs, an iPod Touch or a laptop.

In a released statement, Marriott is “working with in-room entertainment providers and technology vendors to transition to the next generation of in-room entertainment.” What does that mean? We’re not sure, but for now, we suggest you B.Y.O.P. — bring your own porn.

Do you watch pay-per-view entertainment at hotels? Tell us what you think about Marriott’s new ban.

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