A Chicago hotel has an 'urban glamping' package that puts guests up in a tent on their penthouse terrace - and they're charging $5,500 a night for it
- The Gwen Hotel in Chicago is once again offering an "urban glamping" experience to its high-spending guests.
- Hosted on the terrace of the hotel's top-floor Gwen Lux Suite, guests can stay in a luxury tent during the summer months.
- Rates for the package begin at $5,500 per night, and bookings are available from June through September.
Recent reporting from Robb Report shows that The Gwen Hotel - a luxury hotel located off Michigan Avenue - is once again featuring a glamping package for the summer months on its top-floor Gwen Lux Suite.Though it's the only experience of its kind in Chicago, the Gwen Lux Suite package joins the ranks of other glamorous camping experiences, including luxury camping at national sites as well as in other major cities.
The two-bedroom, 2.5-bath suite - named after Chicago sculptor Gwen Lux and located in the hotel's landmark McGraw-Hill building - already includes VIP service, but beginning in June, guests can sleep on the terrace in a tent. Guests will also have access to an exclusive food menu - beginning at $125 per person - along with the rest of the suite's usual amenities.
"This package has been booked for birthday celebrations, anniversaries or just booking it for the unique experience. The suite and tent can comfortably host up to six guests, so it is also great for family vacations," a representative from The Gwen told Business Insider.
The Gwen Lux Suite standalone rate is $3,500 all year. During the summer, guests have the option to add on the glamping package for additional costs beginning at $2,000. The representative for The Gwen said that the glamping package is usually booked anywhere from one to four times a month.
Keep reading for a look at the Gwen Lux Suite and its summer camping setup.