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Only in America: Roughing it, 1 percent style

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

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.