Photo Fakeout: When flora goes missing

Behold the garland at The London.
Behold the garland at The London.
Too bad it doesn't really exist.
Too bad it doesn't really exist.

We’ve already brought you countless examples of sly cropping, elaborate camerawork, and conspicuously missing robes. For today's Photo Fakeout: the case of the mysteriously disappearing plants. Often, hotel websites show off guest rooms that include everything from purple orchids and flourishing ficus plants to bouquets and arrangements you might expect to see on Valentine’s Day, but not inside your hotel room. As we’ve discovered, however, hotels don’t always deliver on the flora; take the above photos of a balcony at The London West Hollywood, for example. Check out more of our findings after the jump.

What lovely purple orchids at the EPIC.
What lovely purple orchids at the EPIC.
Weird, not when we were there.
Weird, not when we were there.

EPIC Hotel, Miami

Plants galore at the Ritz-Carlton?
Plants galore at the Ritz-Carlton?
Not during Oyster's visit.
Not during Oyster's visit.

Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami

Looks like it's Valentine's Day at Hotel 140.
Looks like it's Valentine's Day at Hotel 140.
Sadly, no love for our reporter.
Sadly, no love for our reporter.

Hotel 140, Boston

Tropical flourishes at the Mandarin Oriental?
Tropical flourishes at the Mandarin Oriental?
Not in our room.
 Not in our room.

Mandarin Oriental, New York

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