American hotel cheating

American hotel cheating

Often hotels paint themselves in bright colors. You read the hotel description, see its beautiful photos but at your arrival there you watch a different landscape and less cozy interior. So that’s the life – advertisement and reality not always go side by side. Let’s see how some American hotels cheat their prospective customers.

Do you want to find serenity on the backyard in Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino? You watch the lonesome pool and hope to get the same scene with your own eyes. No way.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Mandalay Bay’s picture

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Real life

Proximity to power and sights is valuable currency in Washington, D.C. So it is not a surprise the website of the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill gives the false impression that the hotel practically stands in the shadows of the U.S. Capitol.

Hyatt Regency Washington

Hyatt Regency Washington photo

Hyatt Regency Washington

Real hotel position

Do you expect to find the same quiet beach paradise that the couple on marketing photo of the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort on Oahu seems to enjoy? That will not be as easy as it is shown on the picture.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort photo

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort

A wider landscape

Many hotels use the same trick: their stuff show a zoomed-in, cropped section of the pool on their websites to give the illusion that there’s a lot more pool than there actually is.

Aqua Aloha Surf

Nice pool in Aqua Aloha Surf on Oahu

Aqua Aloha Surf

Oops! That was a puddle

The Equus on Oahu

The Equus on Oahu pool photo

The Equus on Oahu

A better shot

The Four Seasons Miami demonstrates how lovely the interior in its room is and how far the rest of the city and your troubles are. Or so they’d like you to think.

The Four Seasons Miami

The Four Seasons Miami picture

The Four Seasons Miami

The real view from the window

More examples on Oyster.com. Much thanks to the authors of that website for their doings.

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