10 Ways Hotels Use Photos to Fake You Out
Take a look at how a little cropping and retouching can make hotels and resorts look better than reality.
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
The Mandarin Oriental’s pool is small in real life, suitable only for a quick dip…nothing like the vast, blue expanse of water in the marketing photo.
All photos courtesy of Oyster.com
2. Aqua Hotel, Miami
This model will have a tough time going surfing in The Aqua Hotel Miami’s “pool”-which is in fact no bigger than a hot tub.
4. Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
All too often, mega resorts market their beaches as pristine, serene, and romantic; in reality, most are anything but. Take, for example, the above photo of Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Crowded with lots of chairs and lots of people, it’s the opposite of deserted.
5. Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort and Spa
The Grand Palladium Bavaro’s buffet looks a lot more appetizing in the resort’s seemingly 1980s-era website photo.
7. JW Marriott Ihilani, Hawaii
The quiet beach paradise depicted in the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort Oahu marketing photo does not seem to be quite so serene with ongoing construction from the Disney Vacation Club Resort next door.
8. Riu Palace Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Couples planning to say ‘I do’ at the Riu Palace Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic might encounter a few unexpected guests at their ceremony. Nothing says romance like an uninvited onlooker in a leopard print sarong.