DENVER — In a new move aimed at preventing sexual harassment, a new hotel in Denver is taking the unusual step of removing nude photos and videos from rooms of guests, including female guests, in an effort to prevent sexual harassment.
The Denver Hotel and Casino said in a news release Monday that it plans to change its policies on “non-consensual sexual touching” at the company’s hotels, which includes the Denver Convention Center.
The new policy states that hotel rooms, which can have up to eight people, must be cleaned and disinfected every night by cleaning staff, and guests must wash their hands before entering the room.
A hotel’s security team must be present in the room to ensure that guests’ privacy is respected.
The hotel said the policy applies to hotels with more than 10,000 rooms.
The policy has been in place since at least 2015, according to the hotel.
It is the latest step in a long-running effort to address sexual harassment and violence that has long plagued hotels and other businesses.
The Colorado Hotel & Resort Association, which represents hotels, said last month it would introduce a resolution to require hotel rooms to have washing stations for guests to wash their genitals.
That effort was led by the Hotel Council of Colorado, which is an advocacy group representing hotels and resorts.