The Gwen's Urban Glamping Experience

Gold Leaf S'mores and Champagne Cocktails on the Terrace of the Gwen

The City's First Hotel Glamping Experience Is Here

By Pearl Plotkin ·
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Tents. Sleeping under the stars. Ghost stories. Gold leaf s'mores. Champagne cocktails. Two massive bathrooms with showers. 

You know, camping.

At least that's how the Gwen does camping with their Urban Glamping Experience. Yes, it's a tent on a fancy outdoor terrace. Yes, that tent is magnificent. And yes, you may book it for you and your lovely date now through September 30. Check it out.

Perched on the expansive 16th-floor Gwen Lux Suite terrace—complete with plush lounge furniture and a gas fireplace—the two of you will be staying in a 16-foot tent featuring mango wood side tables, hand-knotted macramé seat cushions and a braided Indiana jute rug at the base of the queen-sized bed. Until you sneak back into the attached two-bedroom suite in the middle of the night, that is.

So there's your date option. But you can also ask up to six friends to go in on it with you. Either way, you'll be privy to a special s'mores turndown service complete with the most glorious looking s'mores you ever did see with sheets of gold leaf on top. Yep, kicks that little pillow chocolate's ass.

You can also order special Gwen cocktails and serve them up from the Prohibition Porter, a portable bar that lives on the terrace. Try the Farfalla, an aesthetically pleasing libation served in a champagne flute that features St Germain, lemon juice and crushed butterfly wings.

Kidding. But it does have butterfly pea extract. So there's that.

Pearl Plotkin is often mistaken for an 89-year-old bubbie. Her favorite things include writing, doodling, live music and finding faces in inanimate objects. Not necessarily in that order.

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The Gwen's Urban Glamping Experience
521 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
312-645-1500
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