The first urban glamping experience available in Los Angeles, atop Beverly Wilshire Hotel on the stunning Veranda Suite terrace with downtown LA cityscape views.
The next time someone suggests that you take it outside, don’t hesitate. Chic tipis for evening cocktails with friends, A-frame canvas tents for large-scale events—“glamping” has come from the savannahs of Africa to the urban jungle of Los Angeles with incredibly fashionable effect.
The move towards urban glamping is not surprising, nor is it anything new—architects are rendering elaborate tree houses, Airstreams are rolling like rock stars, and Big Sur has a big thing for mountaintop yurts. There’s a cover for every occasion, and going past the pergola is proving particularly popular in Southern California, as so much of what defines living here is our indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
“Glamping is the most wonderful way to experience the outdoors without the hassle and work of camping,” says Sarah Dusek, CEO of Under Canvas, curator of luxury camp experiences with a new home collection.
“This really is a luxurious, elegant way to experience nature without having to give up luxuries of a hotel like… hot running water, showers, flushing toilets, plush king beds and luxury linens! There is nothing more unique or more exciting than glamping.”
Glamping, the new wave of luxurious outdoor shelter is popping up all over Southern Californian in luxurious ways.
But one need not venture far for this experience—urban glamping is often best when it’s close to home. Those with small spaces should worry not. A simple tipi is a slim, space-saving option, and one easily luxed up with luscious floor cushions and hanging lanterns a la Morocco. Larger versions, like a pop-up pavilion, can accommodate an entire family. Those with an epic backyard might find that a done-up safari-style tent is more sumptuous than yet another Sunbrella. Pool cabana with Wi-Fi? Done.
If feeling the need to take the trend to next level, the obvious choice is the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, where “next level” is the rooftop, on which is an expansive tent with a plush, linen-dressed bed, opulent crystal chandelier, fur rugs and more. Guests can also partake of a glamping tasting menu, complete with campfire s’mores made with 24-karat gold leaf, Tahitian vanilla bean marshmallow and a smoked Valrhona chocolate with Champagne flight. There’s simply nothing like the great outdoors.
Photo Courtesy of Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire