Interior design studio Laurel & Wolf have joined forces with New York‘s W Hotel to repurpose the Hotel’s Extreme Wow Suite (the name says it all) on the 17th floor into a “urban glamping adventure“. Available to be booked through November, the suite offers a full-sized Yurt—a collapsable circular tent made from felt or skins that originated from Turkey, Siberia, and Mongolia.
Also in the package is a “city friendly” fire pit, a lounge area that boasts rattan hanging chairs and an array of glowing lanterns complimented by a canopy of twinkling café lights that sets an idyllic nighttime ambience. Meanwhile, the Yurt itself comes kitted out with a variety of furnishings in numerous fabrics, shapes, and sizes to create a cozy urban retreat.
“In New York, the ultimate luxury is having your own outdoor space. We wanted this to feel really lush, like a green outdoor oasis,” said 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.”
“We like to work hard but play even harder — our designs are usually very conducive to this type of lifestyle,” said 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.”
In an ongoing poll by 6sqft, voters appear skeptical of the idea with more than 60 percent (at the time of writing) saying “Heck no” to “Drop $2,000 to ‘Glamp’ in a Yurt on a NYC Terrace?”