Omni Hotels to stop providing phone books

July 31, 2008 5:56:52 PM PDT
Guests will find one less book in some hotel rooms. Omni Hotels says it will no longer place phone books in its 45 facilities.

The hotel company says environmental concerns are the reason for its decision. Thirty thousand phone books will be recycled.

Omni is the latest hotel to eliminate phone books. Hotels operated by Hyatt, Kimpton and Starwood have also eliminated phone books on an effort to cut down on paper waste and cluttered rooms.