You know the city of Beverly Hills: all luxury real estate, retail, and palpable wealth. And you know the Beverly Wilshire hotel, the posh property made (even more) famous when Kit scribbled down "Reg. Bev. Wil." while downing a Big Gulp so she could remember where her hooker pal Vivian was shacking up for a Cinderella-story-in-the-making in Pretty Woman.
When you conjure any of these images, you definitely don't think of tent camping. So get ready to rethink what you thought you knew.
In a first-of-its-kind offering in the whole Los Angeles area, the Beverly Wilshire has set up a tent on its glamorous rooftop for the only kind of camping experience people of a certain type might consider. (You know who you are.)
The expansive tent — which is 16 feet in diameter and more than 10 feet tall at its highest point — offers a queen-size Four Seasons bed and linens (the Beverly Wilshire, which originally opened in 1928, is now a Four Seasons). So you can leave your sleeping bag and manually inflatable bedroll at home while you take in 270-degree views of the glam surroundings, including the Hollywood Hills in the distance, and Rodeo Drive right down below.
The tent is outfitted with luxe furnishings — including a crystal chandelier, marble lamps, and fur rugs. Outside it, you'll also get access to lounge furniture and a fireplace, plus outdoor dining for eight.
To access this dreamy sleep-under-the-stars experience, you'll need to shell out at least $3,500 nightly — but the steep price tag also comes with access to the Veranda Suite, a proper indoor suite on the hotel's 10th floor (it's the only suite on its own floor on the property). In it, you'll get a king-sized bed, walk-in closet, marble bathroom, and all the modern amenities.
So yes, if even this kind of camping is too much for your delicate sensibilities — you can just come inside to sleep after washing down your 24-karat gold-decorated s'mores with a bit of bubbly.
Indeed, guests can enlist the help of the hotel's executive chef to come up and cook a menu including caviar, Wagyu, and picnic favorites for you and some pals around the — ahem — campfire. (That will cost an additional $185 per person.)
Sound like a camping experience you could actually tolerate? Think fast — so far, the option is only on offer through the end of 2017.
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