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Swingers Party Shut Down at Mondrian Hotel

By Maya Shwayder | June 20, 2012 5:16pm | Updated on June 22, 2012 11:06am
A swingers party at the Mondrian Hotel in SoHo was broken up on June 16, 2012
A swingers party at the Mondrian Hotel in SoHo was broken up on June 16, 2012
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SOHO — An invitation-only sex party at the Mondrian Hotel in SoHo was shut down Saturday night after hotel residents complained of noise and hotel security discovered what was supposed to be a photo shoot.

When hotel security arrived to the room, they were barred from entering by the group that had organized the party, a source told DNAinfo.com New York.

"At which point, the hotel security figured out [what was actually happening], and broke it up," the source said.

"They were expecting a photo shoot," the source said. "And instead they [found] a swingers party."

The New York Daily News reported that the Behind Closed Doors Party was run by the School of Sex production company.

The source said the 9 Crosby St. hotel had never previously dealt with the production companies.

In an email to DNAinfo.com New York Thursday, The School of Sex insisted that there was a photo shoot at the location, and it was "followed by an after-party."

Party organizers said those present attempted to keep the party music at a low level, but said hotel security "insisted on inspecting the event every hour."

"There was a fundamental concern over privacy," a rep wrote in an email, adding that "guests felt that the hotel handled it very unprofessionally."