Hotel in Manhattan offers option to sleep outside
Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2012
in Netherlands, United States of America, New York
Nature lovers may want to take advantage of the great outdoors as much as possible when enjoying a vacation in a warmer climate. Choosing to find a fun place to sleep under the stars does not necessarily mean travellers will have to compromise comfort and style. Indian travellers who choose to take flights to New York can make reservations at the AKA Hotel near Central Park, which has a new addition to its penthouse suite that is an unusual option for guests to try.
On the 17th floor of the hotel, travellers staying at the penthouse can choose to sleep in a luxurious queen bed on the balcony when the weather is favourable. Equipped with soft bedding, ample lighting and privacy walls, the only difference is that patrons can feel the freedom of the outdoors without a ceiling. Guests lounging in bed may be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the city and the twinkling lights. The suite also includes access to a tablet computer full of campfire stories, a snack bar and a telescope for gazing at the stars.
Other outdoor sleeping adventures
New York City is not the only place to try slumbering in the great outdoors. Those who prefer a quieter and more natural experience could check out the safaris in Kenya, where some lodges are equipped with beds outside. At the Loisaba Wilderness Lodge, for instance, visitors can reserve one of the "star beds" that are raised above the ground and widely spaced for the ultimate in privacy and comfort. Proceeds from these bookings also go towards conservation efforts in the area, and fund projects in local Masai villages and nature reserves.
Blending together the idea of rafting and camping, Indian travellers who venture to the Netherlands have the option of sleeping on a unique aquatic bed. Known as camping rafts, these vessels are usually reached by canoe and have bedding on top of a platform that floats on barrels covered by a wooden roof. There is usually a deck area for lounging as well and these rafts can offer spectacular views of the natural surroundings along the country's waterways.
While traditional hotels serve their purpose, adventurous Indian travellers can try spending a few nights in one of these alternative accommodations to have a truly memorable experience on their holiday abroad.
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