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New York City boutique hotels experiment with hourly rates in February

Excerpt from New York Post

Feb 19, 2013 9:29 am

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There may be honorable reasons guests check in via DayUse, which offers discounted daytime rates, but the potential for tarnishing a high-end reputation has already prompted one hotel to cut its contract short.

— Jason Clampet

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Standing at the corner of Madison Avenue and 27th Street, the petite brunette in the Michael Kors pantsuit discreetly checks whether she has enough bills to pay for “lunch” in cash.

Her paramour arrives, and they dart into MAve, a chic boutique hotel that, together with the trendy Flatiron, Verite and Tribeca Blu, is fast becoming the go-to spot for clandestine sex in Manhattan.

“It’s stylish, cute and clean,” says Lauren, the married pantsuit wearer, who asked The Post to use her “alias dating name” (so we don’t blow her cover). “There’s no paper trail, and it’s affordable.”

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