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February 23, 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group Re-Commits to Remove All On-Demand Pornography

A new age in the hotel industry is dawning.

And it doesn’t include pornography.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), an international hotel company, has worked the past few months with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation to ensure that none of its hotels will get away with selling on-demand pornography. IHG’s renewed commitment to enforcing a brand standard that prohibits selling pornography will affect all of its brands, including Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza.

We are grateful to IHG for working with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation on this issue, and for prioritizing the dignity and safety of its guests.

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This re-enforced policy is significant because some IHG hotels have been violating the company’s existing policy against pornography distribution over the last several years.

So what’s the new policy?

IHG has sent a communication to all of its hotels, informing them of the policy re-enforcement to be implemented as soon as respective contracts run out. IHG has also pledged to continuously inspect all of its hotels to ensure the standard is enforced, and there will be strict consequences for those that do not comply.

IHG’s announcement continues a growing trend, after Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corporation pledged in 2015 to remove all on-demand pornography from their hotels by summer 2016. Pornography is an exploitive means of profit, partly due to pornography’s link to prostitution, sex trafficking, and sexual violence, and it is a major step forward for the hotel industry to realize profiting from pornography is not worth it.

Haley Halverson


Director of Communications

Haley Halverson joined the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) as Director of Communications in May of 2015. Haley cares deeply about human rights and the issue of sexual exploitation, particularly regarding those exploited in the sex industry. In her role, Haley acts as a spokesperson for NCOSE and oversees strategic messaging development, press outreach, email marketing, social media marketing, and creative video production.

Prior to working at NCOSE, Haley wrote for Media Research Center. Haley graduated from Hillsdale College (summa cum laude) where she double majored in Politics and interdisciplinary religious studies, and conducted a senior thesis on the abolitionist argument regarding prostitution. During her studies, she studied abroad at Oxford University and established a background in policy research through several internship experiences in the DC area.

Haley has appeared on, or been quoted in, several outlets including the New York Post, Fox News, the Washington Post, Voice of America, Dr. Drew Midday Live, The DeMaio Report, the New York Daily News, USA Radio Network, the Washington Times, CBC News, The Rod Arquette Show, the Christian Post, Lifeline with Neil Boron, EWTN News Nightly, KCBS San Francisco Radio, LifeSiteNews, The Drew Mariano Show on Relevant Radio, News Talk KGVO, and American Family News.

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