Photo Fakeout: NYC hotel hides its ‘hood

by William on April 23, 2010

“Hotel 91 is a new 70 room smoke free hotel located in Manhattan’s vibrant Lower East Side. Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo, Wall Street, and other major NYC attractions are only steps away.”

So says its website. Here’s the real breakdown:

  • Chinatown: 0 steps
  • Little Italy: 1,000 steps
  • SoHo: 1,600 steps
  • Wall Street: 2,200 steps

As you can see in the photos below, it seems that the Hotel 91 is trying hard to distance itself from its actual location — under the Manhattan Bridge, in the bustling heart of Chinatown.

Hotel 91's marketing photo

Hotel 91's marketing photo

Oyster's photo

Oyster's photo

See what’s really just steps from the Hotel 91, after the jump.

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The street scene near Hotel 91

The street scene near Hotel 91

Street scene near Hotel 91

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The street scene near Hotel 91

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