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