The Post does the heavy lifting, getting inside of the Standard Hotel and uncovering the horrible truth about the Standard’s viral campaign:
“We don’t discourage it. In actual fact, we encourage it,” a friendly bellhop told a pair of reporters as they checked in yesterday at The Standard, where randy guests cavort with abandon to the dismay — or delight — of parkgoers below.
After the hotel opened late last year, the bellhop said, naked and semidressed staff members were encouraged to pose in front of the windows. The point, he said, was to create a buzz with the unexpected peep show.
“One of the managers even got naked in a room, and filmed it — they were considering a live feed for the Web site,” the staffer said. “She’s an exhibitionist, too.”
Because of course nothing delights a parkgoer more than catching a middle-aged European tourist jacking off in the window . . . so edgy!
Location Scout: High Line.Posted: August 26th, 2009 | Filed under: Everyone Is To Blame Here, Manhattan, Please, Make It Stop, Project: Mersh