Los Angeles Times was reporting (access here) that Marriott has made a chainwide decision that religious material (the book of Mormon and Bible) are no longer mandated to be stocked at Moxy and EDITION brands.
Marriott has been the only global hotel operator that has been pushing all their properties to include these two books at properties outside of the Muslim countries.
You can access the Los Angeles Times article here of which below is an excerpt:
Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, supplies a Bible and the Book of Mormon in the rooms of every other hotel in the franchise. But the company has recently decided that no religious materials should be offered at two of its newest millennial-oriented hotel brands, Moxy and Edition hotels.
“It’s because the religious books don’t fit the personality of the brands,” said Marriott spokeswoman Felicia Farrar McLemore, explaining that the Moxy and Edition hotels are geared toward fun-loving millennials.
At Marriott International, which was founded by a devout Mormon, a decision was made this year to keep Bibles and a Book of Mormon out of four new brands, AC, Moxy, Protea and Edition hotels, spokeswoman McLemore said. But company executives reconsidered, she said, and instead moved to keep religious materials out of only the Moxy and Edition hotels because the AC and Protea hotels are geared toward more traditional travelers.
My personal opinion is that all religious material should be by request only at hotels. You can find the bible and the book of Mormon (haven’t seen the musical yet) in the drawer at all Marriott brands outside of the Muslim countries.
I once asked why they don’t carry other religious literature and was told by the GM that they can only order these two books via the Marriott fulfillment.