How to create $700 per night NYC accommodation with minimal cost

Glamping (glamorous camping) has come to Governors Island

TRD New York TRD WEEKEND EDITION /
Jul.July 07, 2018 01:28 PM

(Credit: Pixabay)

When Governors Island was decommissioned and an organization appointed to oversee its redevelopment, Peter Mack, the CEO and founder of Collective Retreats, saw a golden opportunity.

He approached the organization with a compelling offer: create up to $700 per night accommodation with minimal building costs. How did he do it? By setting up luxury tents with a few shared amenities, as the Associated Press reported. The glamping experience features electricity, full beds with fine linens, an on-site restaurant and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.

“We’ve tried to create an experience where people can put all those concerns aside and connect to the place that they’re in, the people that they’re with and themselves,” Mack told AP.

The campground has 27 tents that share bathroom facilities while 10 high-end tents have their own private en-suite facilities.

The glamping ground is the first development that will bring overnight visitors to the island. [AP]Erin Hudson


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Related chairman Stephen Ross (Getty; iStock; Health Pass) 

Related, Cushman & Wakefield use new app to screen workers for Covid

Related, Cushman & Wakefield use new app to screen workers for Covid
Colliers’ Jay Hennick (iStock; Colliers)

Colliers’ profit rebounds

Colliers’ profit rebounds
JPM asset CEO Mary Callahan Erdoes and 605 Third Avenue (Getty; Google Maps)

JPMorgan eyes $600M valuation for Third Ave office tower

JPMorgan eyes $600M valuation for Third Ave office tower
(Getty, iStock)

Hundreds of storage units in New York heading to auction

Hundreds of storage units in New York heading to auction
KABR Group CEO Kenneth Pasternak and 85 Challenger Road in Ridgefield Park, NJ (Photos via KABR)

KABR sells New Jersey building for reported $60M

KABR sells New Jersey building for reported $60M
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio (iStock)

Manhattan theaters sue Cuomo, de Blasio over Covid restrictions

Manhattan theaters sue Cuomo, de Blasio over Covid restrictions
2055 Anthony Avenue and 1416 Ferris Place (Google Maps)

Ved Parkash picks up Fordham Heights apartment building

Ved Parkash picks up Fordham Heights apartment building
(Getty)

When the music stops: Guitar Center could file for bankruptcy

When the music stops: Guitar Center could file for bankruptcy
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...