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A fancy Manhattan hotel offers rich guests the chance to go "glamping," or glamorous camping — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation
This isn't sleepaway camp like you remember it. Facebook/AKA

A New York City hotel is offering wealthy guests a chance to go "glamping" — glamorous camping — so they can experience the outdoors with four-star amenities. Guests at New York's AKA Central Park can spend $2,000 a night to sleep on a queen bed on the terrace of the hotel's penthouse. "It's basically being able to sleep under the stars in a luxury setting," said AKA Central Park's general manager.

Samantha Rollins is's news editor. She has previously worked for The New York Times and TIME and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.


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