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Free Hotel Room! With a Catch

British couple visiting New York swaps privacy for free digs in Midtown



    Free Hotel Room! With a Catch
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    A British couple received four complimentary nights from Midtown's Roger Smith Hotel -- but they can be seen from the street through floor-to-ceiling windows.

    How do you save $640 on your vacation? If you're British couple Katherine Lewis and Duncan Malcolm, you agree to spend four nights in a hotel room with giant plate windows at street level on 47th and Lexington so passersby can observe your every movement (except those involving your bowels: the bathroom is the only part of the hotel room hidden from view). It's all part of a publicity stunt put on by the boutiquey Roger Smith Hotel, where nightly rates for two adults usually run in the $160 range.

    Swing by for a peek (the pair are due to check out tomorrow), or check out NYMag's interview with the couple.