Remember about a month ago when people reported seeing couples having wild sex in the windows of the new Standard Hotel? Those couples that managed to cover every possible sexual preference (men/women, men/men, women/women), and were almost always described as gorgeous by passerby? Just in case it wasn't clear that it was all part of an elaborate viral marketing campaign by hotelier (and hottie) Andre Balazs—conveniently timed to coincide with the opening of the hotel's new bar and restaurant in early June—comes a post on the hotel's official blog, which not only touts the "floor to ceiling glass windows" that "offer direct views to your most intimate moments," but also asks "amateur pornographers" to send in their "most erotic photos shot at The Standard" or upload them to Facebook:
We love hotel sex, and The Standard Hotels have always been all about it. From the vitrine with the naked lady laying inside at The Standard, Hollywood to the private beds on the rooftop of The Standard, Downtown LA, it's all about voyeuristic sex. And now, the floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking The Highline at The Standard, New York offer direct views to your most intimate moments. New York Magazine covered the public sex most precisely.
In more sapphicly inclined ways of coital stimulation, Oliver Zahm of Purple Magazine infilitrated The Standard, New York and shot Paz de la Huerta and Juliana Balestin in this photo essay. The chicness doesn't stop.
Now, we're asking YOU, our Stan D'elovely amateur pornographers to send in your most erotic photos shot at The Standard, New York. You can email them to us, or you can upload them directly to our Facebook page by tagging the pictures The Standard, New York. Whatever you do, just make sure the shots are HOT and that you get them to us in whichever way you can. It's all about sex all the time, and you're our star. Cum on over.
We're going to hope that the next stage of the PR campaign involves Andre himself stripping down. Our optimism isn't unfounded. He's done it before!