Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa at Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
No smoking is allowed inside of the hotel. This picture was taken in February
2008, by Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto.
Smoking ban at all Sheraton hotels and Marriott Hotels in United States
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.
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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
Innsand 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
Hilton Hotels also plans to eliminate smoking from its 75 UK hotels following
theban 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
already been operating smoke-free since their openings in the year of 2006.
There was no
detrimental effect on business.
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
in Choice 152 Scandinavian hotels will be smoke-free. In a survey conducted
guests more than 80 percent want completelysmoke-free hotels. We want to
offer our guests
a guest facility eliminating a tobaccohazard 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,
independent hotels announced similar bans across the United States.
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 smokefrom tobacco
Partial smoking bans in hotels do not protect guests from exposure to tobacco-smoke
tobacco-specific carcinogens. A guest who does not smoke is advised to
stay in hotels, which
prohibit smoking in hotels. Existing policies, exempting hotels from total
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.
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Twenty-seven states have laws regulating smoking in hotel and motel rooms.
The state law enacted that the minimum percentage of non-smoking hotel
to the total rooms.
Going * 100 percent: Michigan, Wisconsin
* 80 percent, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New Jersey, North
Carolina and Ohio
* 75 percent: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written in February 2008, and last revised in May 2013,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.