We find it important to take candid snapshots for you to see. That way, you see what exactly the room rate will get you, and not simply the glossy professional suite photos the hotel wants you to see -- we all look better in the low light, ya know? This is also why we encourage y'all to send us these types of photos, and you do in droves -- thank you! Just last week Donovan House opened in DC and hotel maven Flying Mermaid sent us a bunch of great snaps of the place.
So yes, we had a room booked at the Greenwich Hotel tonight. Juliana was going to stay there. In fact, she was excited to stay there.
However, our credit card was flagged by the hotel, Focker style, and we were informed this weekend that we needed to agree not to publish any images that resulted from our hotel stay. Long story short, the hotel has an embargo on photos with some international publication with a long lead time, how archaic is that?
We were then offered a chance to come back in a few weeks at a media rate at a time when the hotel would be happy to provide us with photographs for the website. We declined the invitation.
Late yesterday afternoon we received the following email from the hotel's PR guy:
Per our discussion, this is to confirm that your April 1 reservation has been canceled.
We abbreviated the email, but you get the gist.
At that point we still wanted to see the hotel, so we reached out to the hotel's PR staff today to try and come up with a compromise.
Unfortunately, the hotel stuck by its decision to cancel our reservation.
So now it is up to you. At this point we hardly care about staying at the Greenwich hotel, let alone what it looks like inside, but some of you might. So if you are inside the Greenwich Hotel or staying in a room there, send us some photos. Your fellow hotel mavens should know what it looks like, for real, before they drop $750.00 on a room.