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

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  • 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.

For the
second year in a row
, a Chicago hotel is offering an “urban
glamping
” experience.


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.

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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.

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Barely four years old, The Gwen opened in 2015. It’s the third
hotel to inhabit its prime spot on Chicago’s infamous Michigan
Avenue.

Source: The Gwen Hotel,
Travel Weekly

The hotel is less than a 20-minute walk from Navy Pier, along with
countless other Windy City sites.

Source: The Gwen Hotel, Google
Maps

Connected to The Shops at North Bridge, the hotel is also less than
a block from the Magnificent Mile, Michigan Avenue’s luxury
district.

Source: The Gwen Hotel, The Magnificent Mile


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A Chicago hotel has an 'urban glamping' package that puts guests up in a tent on their penthouse terrace — and they're charging ,500 a night for it