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All in the Family: Alex McCord and Son Model for Hotel Chandler's Website

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March 25, 2009 at 9:18 AM | by | Comments (2)

Tee-hee. Last week, after watching yet another riveting episode of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City, we were forced to do a bit of detective work to find out exactly what was going on with the ownership of the Hotel Chandler in NYC. See, despite what he may have implied on the show, the hotel did not, in fact, belong to real hubby Simon van Kempen — rather, he was simply the GM of the property.

But! This week, we found out that he does seem to oversee the marketing for the hotel. A very astute tipster wrote in to call our attention to this:

I was scouting aroung the pages of the Hotel Chandler today, and Simon is so cheap that if you go to the photo gallery on the hotel's web page, the bottom right photo is of his wife and one of his sons in their robes!!!!! - either too cheap to pay for a model or paid her over the top for her services.

Yup, that's Real Housewife Alex Mccord, all right. We're not sure how we feel about this — but at least she's not naked, right?

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Hotel Chandler-Alex McCord

New series, I can see it now: Real Hotelwives of New York.

Hotel Chandler Ownership

So I just lost an hour of my life scrolling through Simon's family blog- thanks HC! But he does address the introduction as the owner of Hotel Chandler incident saying:

"Next Alex & I are seen being introduced to Bruno Jamais, the restaurant/club's owner and I'm introduced to him as the 'owner' of Hotel Chandler. I remember at the time hoping that as it was so noisy that the microphones might have missed that line but alas the editors subtitle it for all to see. While I corrected that error later when speaking to Bruno it's now been broadcast across the land. I've worked with the owners of Hotel Chandler for going on 10 years first in a consultancy capacity and then in 2001 as the hotel's General Manager. We opened the hotel just a week prior to September 11th, 2001 and I am proud to say that my staff and I have over the last 7 years built a successful small business which provides jobs for 60 families throughout the city."

Sure he corrected the error, I totally believe him.

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