The New York Standard Hotel has a history of showing off – back in January, they introduced their staff in a hip Youtube clip, but their latest gimmick has residents and tourists in the Meatpacking district up in arms.
On their Facebook page, the hotel invited guests to “exercise your inner exhibitionist. Please share your intimate, and explicit photos with us — those floor to ceiling windows aren’t just for the views”.
Some guests took that a little too serious, and decided that it was an open invitation to have sex in front of the open windows.
People walking in the area have witnessed a porn movie shoot, masturbating guests and couples having sex.
Of course, hotel management “is embarrassed by all of this”, and have vowed to make an effort to remind guests that it may not be the best idea to give free shows to onlookers.
Whether the whole thing is indeed a reason for management to act, or just a really slick PR stunt remains unknown. Either way, sex always makes for an interesting story, and I’m willing to bet that more than just a couple of people made their way to the area this afternoon to see if they could catch a glimpse of a show in progress.%Gallery-67351%