Robert Rowling of Omni Hotels: “I don’t want this in my hotels!”
In an October 2000 New York Times article, Omni’s president, Jim Caldwell, said that his company’s decision to remove the sex-videos would cost it an estimated $1.8 million per year. The company stated that “[t]he anticipated loss in revenue demonstrates the company’s commitment to the issue. Omni Hotels has already removed adult magazines from the gift shops at its owned and managed properties.”
American Family Association led these efforts with Omni, together with a group of other nonprofits, including our organization, National Center on Sexual Exploitation (formerly known as Morality In Media).