Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Urgent: Women are UNSAFE at The Standard brand of hotels

Dujour magazine ran an ad in its summer issue for The Standard hotels clearly meant to warn women to steer clear of the hotel or face violence and/or death. 
At least, that's what I assume the ad means.

Considering The Standard Hotels also apparently doesn't provide basic maternity leave or support for their female staff, it seems obvious that they don't want the business of women.  Right?

Let's thank Dujour CEO Jason Binn for publishing this public service announcement letting women know they aren't welcome at The Standard brand of hotel.  You can Tweet at him here or let him know on the Dujour Facebook page.  And, of course, let's also express our appreciation to The Standard hotels' owner Andres Balazs for forewarning us to stay away.

If you would prefer to send them hard copy thank you notes, you can do so here:

Andre Balazs Properties
23 E. 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

Jason Binn
Dujour Magazine
2 Park Ave, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016


  1. Thank you for speaking out about this. Not only is the ad offensive to women, it should be seen as offensive to everyone.

  2. And if it were a man under that suitcase? Would anyone say a word or just skip to the next page?

  3. Yes, I agreed crime against women will never be tolerated. And the law should be strict on these cases. The standards hotels should always be strict in their security also.

  4. Maybe that's a dude with nice legs.. ever think of that smarmy pants?