Occupy Luxury

Occupy Wall Street protesters stay at $700-a-night hotel

Hell no, we won’t go — unless we get goose down pillows.

A key Occupy Wall Street leader and another protester who leads a double life as a businessman ditched fetid tents and church basements for rooms at a luxurious hotel that promises guests can “unleash [their] inner Gordon Gekko,” The Post has learned.

The $700-per-night W Hotel Downtown last week hosted both Peter Dutro, one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee, and Brad Spitzer, a California-based analyst who not only secretly took part in protests during a week-long business trip but offered shelter to protesters in his swanky platinum-card room.

“Tents are not for me,” he confessed, when confronted in the sleek black lobby of the Washington Street hotel where sources described him as a “repeat” guest.

Spitzer, 24, an associate at financial-services giant Deloitte, which netted $29 billion in revenue last year, admitted he joined the protest at Zuccotti Park several times.


Meanwhile, Dutro, 35, one of only a handful of OWS leaders in charge of the movement’s $500,000 in donations, checked in on Wednesday, the night after police emptied Zuccotti Park.

While hundreds of his rebel brethren scrambled to find shelter in church basements, Dutro chose the five-star, 58-story hotel, with its lush rooms and 350-count Egyptian cotton sheets. He lives only a short taxi ride away in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

“I knew everything was going to be a clusterf–k in the morning,” he told The Post, alluding to Occupy’s own disruption plans. “How would I get over the bridge when they were shutting it down?”

The tattoo artist-turned-Occupy money man took the elevator up to the fifth-floor welcome desk, where a disc jockey spins tunes and guests enjoy a vista of the growing freedom tower.

He said he spent $500 of his own money to get the room because he wanted a good night’s rest ahead of the cause’s two-month ceremony the next day and raucous post-raid protests.

“I knew . . . there was a high probability of getting arrested,” he said. “I wanted a nice room. That’s OK. Not everybody there is dirt poor.”

He paid for the palace with his American Express card.

“It is an expensive hotel. Whatever,” he said.

The rooms have 37-inch flat-screen TVs, window seats overlooking the city and iPod-dock alarm clocks. Visitors can order 12-year-old Glenlivet scotch for $375 a bottle, or an $18 pastrami sandwich, from room service. There’s even a menu for four-legged guests, including a $16 dog dish of Niman Ranch ground beef.

He claims he chose the W for its convenience, not its luxury.

If he can afford $500 a night hotel rooms he must be one hell of a tattoo artist.

(If I was an Occupier I’d ask for an audit.)

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79 Responses to Occupy Luxury

  1. yttik says:


  2. There you go–quoting the New York Post again!

  3. Ardee says:

    {{finger in ears, eyes shut}}


  4. guest says:

    Hey, we are doing this in parallel! I just posted this link at your other thread. This article is hilarious.

  5. DandyTiger says:

    If I were an Occupier, I’d ask what the fuck the point was.

    • Lulu says:

      The W Hotel Occupiers are just the tail end of the “dupe the pissant” chain. It is a growth industry since there are so many dupes and a growing number of pissants. It is like green tech and has a bright future for politically correct corruption.

  6. yttik says:

    Considering Obama has been so beneficial to wall street, it would be logical for several wealthy one percenters to act as covert agents, (genuine ratfu&ers) and organize something like OWS. You guys go sleep in the street, get yourselves arrested, try to promote some police brutality, and we’ll just sit here in our fancy hotel and manage the finances.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Speaking of Occupiers of Luxury, who’s with me joining Women for Obama? 😉 😉


    He really, really, really cares about women………../obot

  8. Pips says:

    Unintentional(?) comedy gold! 😆

  9. crawdad says:

    Man throws aluminum water bottle at UC Berkeley student’s face

    A man threw an aluminum water bottle at a UC Berkeley student Thursday evening on campus, causing minor injuries to the victim’s face.

    At about 5:09 p.m., the female student was approached by a man at “the northeast exterior of the Haas Pavilion,” according to a UCPD crime alert. The man asked the suspect if she was going to the protest on Sproul Plaza, and when the victim answered “no,” the suspect yelled at her.

    “People like you are the reason that California is in debt,” he said, according to the crime alert.

    The suspect then threw a full aluminum water bottle at the victim’s face. The victim then called UCPD and refused medical treatment for the bruise on her cheek. UCPD officers responded to the scene and checked the area, but could not locate the suspect.

    The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male in his early 20s, wearing a brown and green knit cap with earflaps and strings, a black coat and dark pants.

    The event in question was an Occupy protest.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      “Get in their faces…” & bash them? WTF?

      I actually know what this is like. I was assaulted when I was 18 because I wouldn’t “cooperate” with a dude trying to hit on me. I was hit in the back of the head with a full beer can and the perps circled the block to come back and hit me in my face. I lost teeth. My only consolation was that I put out my cigarette on his bare chest, because the police did fuck all to charge the man, even though I got his licence plate #. Violence against women is so acceptable in our culture. It’s the number 1 way we keep women pliant and under the thumbs of stupid men like the one in your article.

      We need more women with guns, period. That would stop a lot of the violence, if a few dickwads were taken out in the process of their violent acts.

      • 1539days says:

        The NRA tries to appeal to women sometimes, then the feminist groups claim they’re scaring women. Sometimes there’s something to be scared about.

        • DandyTiger says:

          If women armed themselves, OWS dudes couldn’t be themselves. Remember, according to OWS, the rapists are the real victims.

    • DandyTiger says:

      At least some of our friends trying to pull us into the OWS cult aren’t beating us up like the OWS guy in question. Yet anyway.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Check out the comments on that article. Mostly typical lib-dudes questioning the veracity of the women’s story.

  10. guest says:

    I am no rightwinger by any stretch of the imagination but this is what I thought while strolling through downtown Berkeley couple of years ago — clean up and go, get a job. It is easier to change the world when you have money. We are all waiting for those good 1%ers with their money to do the right thing.


    • DandyTiger says:

      We are all waiting for those good 1%ers with their money to do the right thing.

      Exactly. Protesting Wall Street is basically begging people with money to be nice. If you want to change things, you protest those in political power. That’s Obama. That’s the Dem Senate. That’s the Repub. House. Instead we see “please be nice” to the 1% and protesting Repub’s in DC only. Either they’re the biggest loser fucking idiots in the world, or it’s an Obama distraction astroturf. I’m not sure which is worse, but it’s pretty clear it’s the latter. Some we know who are drinking the kool-aid keep arguing it’s the former. LOL

  11. myiq2xu says:

    It’s gonna be one of those days in Raider land

  12. HELENK says:

    owies planning a 24 hour drum circle at bloomberg’s house. that should go over like a lead balloon. He was more than reasonable with them at the retailers expense for months, now it comes back to bite him.
    the retailers are angry because they lost business and the owies turn into 24 hour little drummer boys.


  13. HELENK says:

    Two UC Davis police officers have been placed on administrative leave following their use of pepper spray in Friday’s arrest of protesters.

  14. myiq2xu says:

    Be young and shut up:

    Occupy Edinburgh is sexist. Thankfully, unlike Occupy Glasgow, I haven’t heard about any rapes or sexual assaults, but it’s still sexist.

    People have said that they feel physically intimidated; that they can’t express their views freely; that certain members of camp, specifically the ‘security team’ have a lot of power (which makes them feel uncomfortable); and even that women have been told that they are not allowed to talk about the rape at Occupy Glasgow.

  15. HELENK says:


    acorn under a new name and the owies in San Francisco

  16. Three Wickets says:

    Grover Norquist (who I despise) apparently tweeted: hippies elected Nixon, OWS will ensure Obama’s defeat. He may be right.

  17. HELENK says:

    off topic
    I am having a temper tantrum.
    the next time that sob backtrack opens his mouth about jobs in this country , he should be reminded
    NLRB – Boeing
    Gibson Guitars
    the Canadian pipeline
    shale mining in Ohio

    and now this
    An American aircraft manufacturing co shut out for a company owned by Brazil with ties to Iran


    • DandyTiger says:

      Remember, Obama wants us to be Brazil’s number one customer, while they make things we should be making. With friends like Obama….

  18. HELENK says:

    an insightful comment

    According to a new study, Occupy Wall Street is the unconnected, bumbling, unorganized, rape-y, defecate-y less successful, less populous, and dirtier version of the tea party:

    According to some political commentators, Occupy Wall Street is the left’s answer to the Tea Party – driven by a similar anger towards elites. But the social networks of people tweeting about the two movements suggest that they have rather different dynamics.

    Those tweeting about the Tea Party emerge as a tight-knit “in crowd”, following one another’s tweets. By contrast, the network of people tweeting about Occupy consists of a looser series of clusters, in which the output of a few key people is being vigorously retweeted.

  19. HELENK says:

    NASCAR boos meeechele

    • DandyTiger says:

      Vrooom, vroom. What, did she think working class type people would like her? Working class types are about as likely to like Meeeeecheelle as they are to like dirty hippies crapping on police cars and pissing on the American flag.

      • DeniseVB says:

        It would have been cool if she wore a jumpsuit with her husband’s corporate sponsors’ patches sewn on. Oh wait, that’s what would get her booed at an OWS rally 😀

        • DandyTiger says:

          Nah, they wouldn’t boo her at an OWS rally even with those patches. They’d use OFA/OWA pretzel logic (TM) and explain how it all made sense. Well, at least it would make sense to all of those who “get it”. 🙂

  20. HELENK says:

    NYC Mayor Bloomberg to hold 7:30pm news conference; announcement believed to be terror-related

  21. Susan says:

    Were you aware that the NY Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch?

    You’re drinking GOP Kool-Aid by citing anything from that rag.

  22. Three Wickets says:

    Here’s a new speculative piece on a Hillary run. Won’t happen, but the conversation will make the rounds on cable news. They need ratings.

    The Hillary Moment

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