WWTT??? - A Downtown Hotel, The Water Tap/Faucet?

Mid-March 2015 I stayed at a very fancy and beautiful hotel in midtown NYC.

Everything was nice and cool and trendy (and probably quite expensive).

My "WWTT" moment came shortly after I checked-in to the room - I wanted to rinse my face after the long trip.

I headed into the beautifully designed bathroom, went to the sink, turned the valve (which is beautifully located at the tip-of-the-faucet), placed my hands under the tip of the faucet - only the find out the water hole of the faucet is at 15-20 centimeters "down the tube" (images below).