PHOTOS: You Can Now Go Glamping in the Heart of New York City
Let's Go Glamping!
The W New York has partnered up with interior design company Laurel & Wolf to introduce the Extreme Wow Outdoor Glamping Suite — an alfresco space that brings the joys camping to Manhattan. And the glam is in full effect — room service is just a phone call away and the bathroom situation is way more ideal than your average campsite.
Summer in the City
“We wanted to do something really wild with this design partnership,” Laurel & Wolf designer Kimberly Winthrop said. “What’s crazier than the idea of camping in the middle of New York City?”
Gather 'Round the Campfire
Situated on the 17th floor of the W New York, this suite (which starts at $2,000 a night) boasts a ginormous balcony and all the best of the outdoors — including a fire pit you can turn on with the flip of a switch!
Forget the Tent
Instead of a typical tent, Winthrop decided on a 12-foot yurt. “It's nice to have something that's round so everyone can sit and converse," Winthrop tells PEOPLE.
The inside of the yurt is as dreamy as it gets: cozy rugs, soft candlelight and piles and piles of pillows! Plus, "It’s got a chimney hole so if this was winter you could put a heating element in there," Winthrop says. And in the summer it's a glorious skylight.
Rattan materials and textural fabrics add to the outdoor feel, but bright colors and modern finishes make the space polished. "It's all the novelty of camping without the work," she says.
These wonderfully comfortable hanging chairs are a nod to tire swings. “We chose sophisticated takes on our favorite aspects of camp," she said.
Now through November, the glamping suite is available for family getaways, girls’ nights, honeymoon retreats and more. "I would love for guests to have a picnic," Winthrop says. "I'd camp here!"