U.S. hotels arm staff with panic buttons, after years of resistance

FILE PHOTO: Signage for the New York Marriott Marquis is seen in Manhattan, New York, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

(Reuters) – Major hotel chains including Marriott International Inc and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc said on Thursday they are arming U.S. employees with panic buttons to fight sexual harassment and crime, an about-face for an industry that has opposed the idea for years. Workers in the hotel industry are frequent targets of sexual harassment as […]

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