Thank You For Smoking: New App Locates Hotel Where You Can Light Up
In a society where smoking is becoming less socially acceptable by the day, many hotels in the States no longer offer smoking rooms, and the ones that do tend to keep it on the down low, so as not to scare off nonsmokers (if anyone has seen a hotel openly advertise itself as smoker friendly of late, we would sure like to know about it).
To travelers looking to find a room where they can light up, the industry has essentially shrugged its shoulders and wished them good luck. But a new website/app, Smoketels.com, is out to give smokers a break.
The purpose is pretty simple: Allow users to search within a city for hotels that still set aside rooms for smokers. Speaking to the New York Times, the site’s operator said it has rooms available at over 100,000 properties all over the world.
As a non-smoker, this contributor will never visit this website. But as a journalist with all consumers in mind – not simply ones with habits similar to my own – it is a breath of fresh air to see that smokers haven’t been completely run out of town just yet. After all, over 40 million people in the U.S. alone smoke, so the demand is most certainly there.
Also, in another added benefit, this goes to show that our little theory about hotels eventually allowing marijuana smoking is not so silly afterall.