It's too Chineasy for hotels to trick consumers
Oyster.com is a travel website that infiltrates hotels posing as regular customers, and spend their time snooping about, taking photographs and piecing together honest reviews of rooms, restaurants and resorts.
As a result of this, they've a good idea when the pictures in the brochure are only a distant reflection of real life. It's the job of marketing departments to sell their hotels, of course, but most consumers would expect that hotel to be on a planet loosely orbiting a star called Fact.
So here's Hotel 91 in New York City, straight from the homepage of the hotel's website:
And here's the reality:
In fact, Hotel 91 is in Chinatown - a vibrant neighbourhood and well worth a visit, but clearly a fact that will put some tourists off.
As an aside, it's not just the hotels that manipulate the consumer's impression of them. In their initial search, Hotels.com lists Hotel 91 as being in the Soho / Tribeca / Lower East Side neighbourhood:
Tribeca is at the opposide side of Manhattan to Chinatown, but Hotels.com have been careful with their broad descriptions to ensure they sound as attractive as possible.
You can see plenty more examples of creative photography and Photoshop skills on display on Oyster.com's website.