New York Times
The New York Times
A Guide to Intelligent Travel
May 29, 2011
Two New York Hotels Allow You to Sleep Under the Stars
By Elaine Glusac
The outdoor bedroom at AKA Central Park
In years past, hotel rooms offering outdoor showers in Manhattan were all the rage. This year, the latest in urban en plein air living is the outdoor bedroom.
This month the AKA Central Park in New York began allowing guests who book the penthouse on the 17th floor of the 134-room hotel to request that staff members move the bed onto the terrace before a wood-burning fireplace. A night in the suite, which features one indoor bedroom, costs $3,000 and includes a bottle of Champagne or vodka, chocolate-covered strawberries and the use of flashlights, an e-reader and a telescope for stargazing.
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