Photo Fakeout: When flora goes missing

by Sara on February 19, 2010

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Behold the garland at The London.

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Too bad it doesn't really exist.

We’ve already brought you countless examples of sly cropping, elaborate camerawork, and conspicuously missing robes. For today’s Photo Fakeout: the case of the mysteriously disappearing plants. Often, hotel websites show off guest rooms that include everything from purple orchids and flourishing ficus plants to bouquets and arrangements you might expect to see on Valentine’s Day, but not inside your hotel room. As we’ve discovered, however, hotels don’t always deliver on the flora; take the above photos of a balcony at The London West Hollywood, for example. Check out more of our findings after the jump.

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What lovely purple orchids at the EPIC.

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Weird, not when we were there.

EPIC Hotel, Miami

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Plants galore at the Ritz-Carlton?

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Not during Oyster's visit.

Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami

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Looks like it's Valentine's Day at Hotel 140.

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Sadly, no love for our reporter.

Hotel 140, Boston

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Tropical flourishes at the Mandarin Oriental?

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Not in our room.

Mandarin Oriental, New York

Check out the rest of our Photo Fakeouts.

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