I suppose every knows that some if not all Double Tree hotels, which are part of the Hilton chain, allow smoking. I certainly did not and attending a recent event at one of them, I was surprised and dismayed that the practice is still allowed in the US at a major hotel. While staying on a non-smoking floor I saw a full carton of Marlboro's sitting on the desk of the adjacent room being cleaned by the maids.
The elevator smelled like a damp tobacco warehouse. Many smokers got a head start in the lobby (which was non-smoking) as they lit up going through the revolving doors to the parking lot. The staff neglected to mention this when I checked in and I was stuck, thankfully for only a day or two while the event took place. Ironically, two MD's in attendance had the same reaction as I did.
Anyone had been lucky enough to find a Double Tree that is smoke free?
Husker is on to something
It may very well be a strategy is to one of the ONLY full service hotel chains that allows smoking. As much as many smokers and non-smokers alike prefer (demand) a smoke-free enviroment, there are still plenty of smokers out there that would prefer to have a pro-smoking policy. I say to each, live and let live.
Except the smokers will live a lot less longer.
And if they continue to light up they put the rest of the hotel staff in the way of second-hand smoke. Maybeelectronic cigarettes are the answer for those who can't quit and there's always smokeless tobacco--all the dangers without the annoying smells and smoke fumes.