Smoking ban at all Sheraton hotels and Marriott Hotels in the United States
Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa at Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
No smoking is allowed inside of the hotel.
In response to public information regarding the adverse effects and dangers
of second-hand smoke,
requests for non-smoking guest rooms have been on the rise. All the Sheraton
and Four Points hotels
in the United States and Canada, banned smoking in public areas, suchas
lobbies and restaurants.
In October of 2006, Marriott Hotel announced all 2,300 hotels in the United
States and Canada,
will be 100% smoke-free. This is the largest move in the hotel industry
to date, affecting over
400,000 guest rooms. Westin is the first hotel chain to ban smoking at
all 77 locations in the countries
of United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Marriott already had 90 percent
of its guest rooms
designated as non-smoking before the ban was announced, and Westin had
92 percent smoke-free rooms.
It was performed in January of 2006. It brought a benefit to hotels with
all rooms designated as non-smoking
simplifies tracking available room inventory. Smoking is no longer permitted
in guest rooms, restaurants,
bars and all other indoor public spaces.
Source::Pittsburgh Business Times February13,2008.
Marriott Smoke-free Hotel Policy in the U.S. and Canada
Marriott is committed to providing its guests and associates with a smoke-free
environment, and is proud
to boast one of the most comprehensive smoke-free hotel policies in the
industry. Since its introduction
in 2006, the policy has been implemented in more than 2,300 properties
throughout the United States and
Canada under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance,
Courtyard, Residence Inn,
SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites and ExecuStay brands.
The smoke-free hotel policy has received praise from guests, and Marriott
to achieving a smoke-free environment in all of its properties in the U.S.
and Canada. The continuing efforts
of these properties to comply with the smoke-free policy reinforces Marriott$B!G(Bs
commitment to being
an environmentally friendly company.
Source: Web-site of Marriott Hotel
Most UK hotels are removing smoking guest rooms from their facilities.
A smoking ban introduced in UK in 2007 was availed of introducing a smoke-free
rule in their hotel rooms,
as well as restaurants and bars. The Travelodges, Premier Travel Inns and
Malmaison are among those
that will banish smoking from rooms and public areas by the beginning of
2008, forcing visitors to stand
outside to light up. While saying the move is down to demand by many hotel
guests, the chains will also
save millions in cleaning, as well as fabric repair and replacement costs.
Hilton Hotels also plans to eliminate smoking from its 75 UK hotels following
the ban enforced in July 2007,
keeping just one per cent of rooms available for smoking guests. 'It is
still important that our customers
have a choice' said Hilton's communications director. Three of Hilton newer
hotels, Hilton London Canary Wharf,
Hilton London Tower Bridge and Hilton Manchester Deansgate, have already
been operating smoke-free
since their openings in the year of 2006. There was no detrimental effect
Source: Times Online June 29, 2007
Choice becomes first Scandinavian smoke free hotel chain.
January 2007 Choice Hotels ASA becomes the first Scandinavian smoke-free
hotel chain. 5,500 smoke rooms
are these days made ready as non-smoking rooms. All the 23,000 choice rooms
in Choice 152 Scandinavian hotels
will be smoke-free. In a survey conducted among Choice, guests more than
80 percent wanted completely
smoke-free hotels. We want to offer our guests a guest facility eliminating
a tobacco hazard and our employers
a working environment in which prohibits smoking. Choice has removed the
opportunity to book smoke rooms
from their web page. Demand for smoke rooms is almost zero.
Hotel Chains, Westin, Marriott, Go Smoke-Free
A sign board on the reception desk shows a 100% smoke-free hotel at the
Westin Detroid Metropolitan Airport.
Photographed in October 2010
Starwood has expanded its smoke-free initiative to all the Sheraton and
Four Points Hotels in the United States
and Canada. All 8,000 smoking-allowed hotel rooms in 300 hotels, as well
as public areas such as lobbies and
restaurants, are affected. The hotels will go free from tobacco smoke by
December, 2008. Its smokefree policy
has been since extended to include all hotels in Scotland, Australia and
Fiji. Marriott announced that by October 2006,
all 2,300 hotels in the United States and Canada will be 100 percent smoke-free.
This is the largest move to
the hotel industry to date, affecting over 400,000 guest rooms.
Back in January of 2006, Westin became the first hotel chain to ban smoking
at all 77 locations in the United States,
Canada and the Caribbean. Smoke is no longer permitted in guest rooms,
restaurants, bars and all other indoor public
spaces. Guests are still permitted to smoke on balconies and other outdoor
areas. Since the Westin's smoking-ban
was announced, many independent hotels announced similar bans across the
Source: About.com, a part of The New York Times
Third-hand smoke and exposure in California hotels:
Non-smoking rooms fail to protect hotel guests who do not smoke
from tobacco smoke exposure.
Partial smoking bans in hotels do not protect guests from exposure to tobacco-
smoke and tobacco-specific carcinogens. A guest who does not smoke is advised
to stay in hotels, which prohibit smoking in hotels. Existing policies,
hotels from total smoking bans, are ineffective.
Source: May 13 2013: Georg E Matt et al., San Diego State University, San
Hotels: Going Smoke-Free!
The health and economic benefits of making hotels smokefree.
Smoking regulations in a hotel in the U.S.
Twenty-seven states have laws regulating smoking in hotel and motel rooms.
The state law enacted that
the minimum percentage of non-smoking hotel guest rooms to the total rooms.
Going * 100 percent: Michigan, Wisconsin
* 80 percent, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina
* 75 percent: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
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The article was written in February 2008, and last revised in May 2013,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
Pictures were taken in February 2008, by Dr.J. Miyamoto.