Glamping in NYC: Tour Our Pop-Up at the W Hotel!

By: Sarah Beaumont

July 12, 2016

One of the great wonders of NYC is that you can get pretty much anything you want at pretty much any hour: Need a vintage 1930s ballgown at 2 am? Easy! An Ethiopian feast delivered to your door? Sure! But the one thing that can be hard to come by is an outdoor space to call your own.

So the folks at the W Hotel asked us to help them change that.

We teamed up to transform the Extreme Wow Suite at New York’s W Hotel into an urban glamping adventure. Now through November (weather permitting), guests who book the suite will score a custom designed outdoor terrace with a full-sized yurt, a city-friendly fire pit and a chill lounge area (complete with hanging chairs).

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“The colorful floor pillows [in the yurt] make hanging out there feel like a sleepover with your friends. We chose sophisticated takes on our favorite aspects of summer camp,” says Winthrop. Photo by Dustin Walker.

“In New York, the ultimate luxury is having your own outdoor space. We wanted this to feel really lush, like a green outdoor oasis,” says designer Kimberly Winthrop. “Instead of your typical tent or teepee, we decided to install a yurt on the balcony. Because they’re round, they feel more inclusive and are better for socializing.”

The W is known for pushing the envelope when it comes to design. “We like to work hard but play even harder — our designs are usually very conducive to this type of lifestyle,” says W New York Marketing Manager Pablo Andres-Lopez. “The glamping setup creates this unique escape in the middle of the city. It’s perfect for intimate parties, a morning yoga session, or a night cap under the stars.”

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Colorful string art by Oregon-based artist Renee Laurain of GoldenGlade decorates the terrace walls. Vibrant textiles line each lounge surface. Photo by Dustin Walker.

The W plans to hook up guests with great glamping experiences throughout the summer, whether it’s for a girl’s getaway, an over-the-top proposal or a family staycation.

But the best part? Guests who book the suite will score a free Laurel & Wolf interior design package so that they can bring hotel style home after their stay. Hello happy campers! Book the Outdoor Glamping Suite here.


Photos by Dustin Walker. Design by Kimberly Winthrop.

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