Big Apple tourists displayed in hotel room behind glass
NEW YORK - A London couple visiting the Big Apple have settled into their hotel room -- under the eyes of thousands of pedestrians and motorists.
NEW YORK – A London couple visiting the Big Apple have settled into their hotel room — under the eyes of thousands of pedestrians and motorists.
Duncan Malcolm and Katherine Lewis are receiving a complimentary five-day stay at Manhattan’s Roger Smith Hotel in exchange for guesting in a replica of one of the hotel’s rooms on the ground floor of a nearby building.
As part of the agreement, the couple must keep the curtains on the room’s large glass windows open between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. until Friday, allowing passers-by to watch them.
The hotel partnered with the Real Live Billboards company, which stages live events for advertising and promotional purposes.
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In December, heavyweight boxer Tor Hamer was featured in the hotel’s storefront window exchanging punches with his trainer.