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Who Needs Nature? You Can Now Go Glamping in One of Chicago’s Plushest Penthouses — Robb Report

Love camping but hate nature? The Gwen Hotel has you covered.

Located in the landmark McGraw-Hill building in downtown Chicago, the hotel has launched a glamping experience that turns every hardship of camping into a luxury. It’s available only to guests of the hotel’s 16th-floor signature Gwen Luxe Suite, a two-bedroom penthouse that can only be booked by phone (call 312.645.1500 to reserve it) and features its own dining room, living room, and, most importantly, a 1,000-square-foot terrace. It is on that terrace—one of the largest in the city, with views of the Chicago River, Wrigley Building, and Magnificent Mile—where you can “rough it” with the hotel’s new Glamping Experience.

Available May to September, and starting at $4,000 per night, the experience transforms the Gwen Luxe Suite’s terrace into an al fresco wonderland. Inside a spacious Lotus Belle tent, mango wood-topped tables, hand-knitted seat cushions, an Indian braided jute rug, colorful textiles and glided quatrefoil lanterns surround a custom queen-size Black Pearl bed topped with Frette linens.

 

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The World’s Most Scenic Airport Is Probably Not Where You Expect It To Be — Robb Report

PrivateFly tallies the picks of more than 7,000 travelers to compile a top-10 list of truly stunning landing strips.

The final descent is usually one of the better parts of a flight—if only because it means the flight is just about over. But there’s another factor that can make those last few minutes before you land especially enjoyable: the scenery surrounding the runway. Prompted by that premise, the UK-based global charter broker PrivateFly recently conducted an online poll of travelers to determine the world’s top-10 scenic airport landings.

The No. 1 pick was Donegal Airport (shown at top and below), on Ireland’s rugged northwest coast. “The view is spectacular!” one of this year’s voters wrote. “Mountains on one side and beautiful rugged coastline dotted with islands and golden sandy beaches running adjacent to the runway.”

This is the third time PrivateFly has conducted such a poll. The first was in 2013, and the second was last year. Donegal Airport topped last year’s list and finished in the top 20 in the first poll.

 

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These 9 Luxury Hotels Will Serve You Michelin Meals—in Bed — Robb Report

No need to change out of your robe for these Michelin-starred meals.

After a long day of travel, you’re finally in your hotel room, TV and robe on, room service ordered. When the trolley arrives, though, it’s not the usual club sandwich or burger under that silver dome, but instead, Duck Confit Flautas, Oysters in Champagne sabayonor yuzu cheesecake—sent straight from the kitchen of a Michelin-starred­ restaurant.

In recent years, “destination dining” has taken on a deeper meaning as an increasing number of hotels have become home to award-winning restaurants that draw locals and in-house guests alike. While once little more than a place for a quick breakfast or lunch meeting, many of today’s hotel restaurants are overseen by celebrity chefs and are garnering Michelin stars. In many of these cases, though, the restaurant operates as a separate entity—so the most a checked-in guest may expect in the way of perks is some help snagging a prime table or last-minute reservation.

But some hotels have started taking it to the next level, developing deeper hotel-chef partnerships in which the culinary masters oversee all aspects of hotel dining, from the lobby to the rooms. And in extra-special cases—in which, we assume, the chefs aren’t too precious about micro-managing a diner’s experience—hotel guests are even able to order dishes from the actual restaurant menu to their rooms, instead of from a separate selection of more casual fare.

Here are nine hotels where you can dine on Michelin-starred dishes without the hassle of snagging a reservation, sitting for a long meal—or even getting dressed.

 

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Room of the Week: The Mark Hotel’s Grand Penthouse, America’s Most Expensive Suite — Robb Report

The $75,000-per-night New York City suite is a royal retreat where Meghan Markle recently held her baby shower.

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Hey You, Pink Floyd’s Dan Gilmour is Auctioning Off 120 of His Guitars at Christie’s — Robb Report

For $100,000 his 1969 Stratocaster that he played for 15 years could be yours.

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Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Just Bought a $250 Million Superyacht That’s Bigger Than a Football Field — Robb Report

And it has two helipads, because of course.

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This All-Electric Yacht Proves Silence Is Golden — Robb Report

Construction is underway on three of Silent Yachts’ all-electric Silent 79s. And one is still looking for an owner.

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