The Fall of The I-Hotel has won numerous festival prizes when released, including first prize at the Atlanta, Palo Alto, and National Housing festivals; Best of Festival at Big Muddy; and honorable mention at the San Francisco Festival. But its lasting legacy is its continuous use in Asian American Studies classes. Unfortunately, to this present day, banks and private investors do not see these themes as sufficiently universal to produce revenue, and thus, do not make the monetary commitments necessary to produce the work.
As always, the real work is done ad hoc and guerilla-style. Chonk Moonhunter, after completing The Fall of The I-Hotel, was obliged to go on a 20-year hiatus from its own work, while eking a livelihood by serving commercial documentary and feature projects. In the craft of location sound recording, Curtis Choy has continued to aid other Asian American projects (Chan is Missing, The Joy Luck Club, Three Seasons, Better Luck Tomorrow, American Fusion, and Finishing The Game). For a ridiculous list of things Choy has been involved with, visit his profile on IMDB.