If you ever wanted to sleep beneath the stars in New York, you had to know someone with a rooftop terrace or take a sleeping bag to Central Park (that’s illegal, by the way).
Imagine the luxuries of a hotel suite, then imagine them outdoors. That is: a queen-size bed positioned next to a wood-burning fireplace on the wraparound terrace of a penthouse suite. That’s on offer from AKA — not a hotel exactly, but a collection of luxury, serviced residences.
Perched on the 17th floor, you’ll get the full urban glamping experience: a telescope for stargazing, an e-reader for “campfire” stories, and scented candles (this isn’t a fecund forest, after all; you’re in midtown Manhattan). And what’s camping without s’mores (from haute chocolatier Jacques Torres, of course), or cocktails to keep you, um, hydrated.
Sure, it’ll be a little more expensive than crashing in Central Park — rates start at $1,999 per night (because $2,000 would’ve been totally unpalatable, right?). But you’ll only be one block away from the park.
When you’re that close, at least you can pretend.