A recent commercial for SpringHill Suites, a national hotel chain, is set on the Metro. In the ad, a businessman steps on to a railcar and is surprised to find plush seats and lots of legroom.

I did a double take when I recently saw Metro featured in this hotel ad. It surprised me that Metro allowed filming in a station and on a railcar for an ad saying you shouldn’t expect much style or space from the transit system.

Have you seen Metro pop up in other unexpected mediums? Share in the comments!


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Kelli Raboy works as a federal contractor supporting research on vehicle automation and communications. She loves all things cities, public transit, and rail. She lives in Navy Yard.