Become one of the best

Bring confidence and status to your experiential retreat with a prestigious glamping certificate

Benefits of WG Stars

Status & Recognition

Glamping certificate is a prestigious accolade, bringing confidence and status to your property. We award quality and service, showcasing the best and unique properties worldwide.

Quality Commitment

Properties are rated according to first and only glamping standardisation of 150 criteria that are the key for guests satisfaction, carried out by World of Glamping experts.

Global Promotion

Benefit from World of Glamping marketing campaigns and promotions. All certified partners get attractive profile exposure and are promoted through our promotional channels.

First Glamping Awards

Are the pinnacle of the highest quality in the glamping offering international recognition only to the best properties that represent the very top of experiental travel.

Glamping requirements

To become WG Member we hand-pick and select only the finest properties which meet all basic approval Glamping Requirements covering following segments.

Unique, different & special

Hand-picked most interesting experiental resorts, lodges, tented camps and tree houses. These unique & special small luxury international properties are the crème de la crème for discerning clientele who know that big doesn't always mean better.

Architecture & Landscape

Stylish and exclusive properties with authentic luxury and beautiful design, landscape and architecture, where each outdoor area is carefully planned to bring overall enhancing atmosphere of the resort while blending in and becoming a part of the natural surrounding environment.

Luxury combined with nature

Stylish upscale sustainably-designed freestanding accommodation where nature and comfort intervene. Exclusive by virtue of their remoteness, special location and intimate size, providing unique way to experience the greatness od nature without sacrificing comfort features.

Authentic experience

Properties are devoted to connect their guests with a sense of place. They offer truly local and authentic experiences of local wildlife, culture & wilderness in partnership with the communities that make a visit a memorable and unforgettable experiental journey.

Great Hospitality & Qulality of service

Properties take care of personalised service during entire stay and high quality of all guest services with attention to every detail.

Sustainable practices

Sustainably-designed properties that are built to blend in, with core ethos of 'Care of the Land, Wildlife & People'. They focus on the environment with renewable water and energy systems, put a lot of emphasis on the organic and local food, benefiting the local community where people and place coexist and thrive.

Privacy for accommodation

The accommodations are created to the highest standards, designed with privacy in mind and are operated to provide exciting, authentic and memorable experiences without compromising guest expectations for luxury comfort and quality.

Special features and facilities

Guests can enjoy the amenities and hotel alike facilities making the resort a perfect testament of how experiential design and light-on-earth accommodations in nature can provide guests with unique experiences.

Glamping Types

Tree houses

Immersed in nature all over the world, treehouses envelop the true definition of glamping as they are each unique, luxurious and awe-inspiring offering amazing experiences. In this segment are placed tree houses with ensuite bathroom like:

  • Different types of tree houses
  • Tented tree houses

Explore all tree houses

Tent Structures

An architecturall and uniquely completed dwelling in an exclusive and remote locations with all sorts of canvas structured accommodations. In this segment are placed all tent structured accommodations with ensuite bathroom like: 

  • Luxury & Boutique tents
  • Safari tents
  • Yurts
  • Domes, Bubbles and similar

Explore all tent structures

Lodges & Villas

Architecturally completed resorts with luxurious and extravagant accommodations of permanent structures, but still maintain a genuine and direct contact with the natural environment. In this segment are placed all glamping and experiental accommodations with ensuite bathroom like: 

  • Safari lodges
  • Tented villas
  • Cottage villas in nature
  • Overwater villas and bungalows
  • Luxury huts and similar

Explore all lodges and villas

Wild Stays

Wilderness, adventure, peace, comfortable bed and privacy with a view – the level of quality between camping and glamping where accommodation units do not include their own bathroom ensuite facilities. In this segment are placed accommodations like: 

  • Tipis
  • Bell tents
  • Pods
  • Other glamping accommodations without ensuite bathroom

Explore all wild stays

Stars & Certificates

World of Glamping

Stars

Star Rating from 1 to 7 are broad guidelines to designate what is typically found at each rating level. Glamping Star Rating is made of 150 criteria which are completely different from hotel star categorization, are not made from the governmental bodies and are not obligatory. The evaluation process includes the review of seven key areas:

  • Uniqueness (10 criteria)
  • Landscape & Architecture (19 criteria)
  • Sustainable practices (48 criteria)
  • Overall offer (32 criteria)
  • Level of accommodation (35 criteria)
  • Employees & Hospitality (5 criteria)
  • Rating from WG expert (6 criteria)

World of Glamping

STANDARD CERTIFICATE

Glamping properties that meet 150 glamping star rating criteria are designated as World of Glamping Certified Glampings. At the conclusion of the evaluation, we will provide the property representative a written summary of the evaluation, including the rating decision.

  • Proof of quality: stars asigned according to all criteria, accolade & certificate, inclusion in the award selection, guideliness how to be among the best.
  • Marketing Promotion: presentation on our web page, newsletter and other social media promotion.
  • Quality management consultancy: During the site visit, the property representative can receive possible mistakes that we have noticed together with our solutions to improve them.

World of Glamping

GREEN CERTIFICATE

Glamping sites that meet our criteria are designated as WG Certified Green Glampings.This is an upgrade to the standard evaluation that includes special 50 sustainable criteria based on the GSTC industry standard, which are all mandatory and must be met by the property.

  • Proof of quality: stars asigned according to all criteria, standard & green accolade, certificate, inclusion in the award selection, guideliness how to be among the best.
  • Marketing Promotion: presentation on our web page, newsletter and other social media promotion.
  • Quality management & sustainable consultancy: During the site visit, the property representative can receive possible mistakes that we have noticed together with our solutions to improve them, as well extended consultancy about sustainable practices.

Mr. Krešimir Mudronja

Owner of wellknown restaurant & Glamping Fešta

As owners of a wellknown restaurant with great tradition we are used to doing things on a very high level.

When we decided to enter the area of ​​glamping we had no idea what exactly we needed to do to be succsessfull. Engaging W.G. opened a new horizon for us and showed us the path. From the first moment we contacted them they showed how well expirienced they are in glamping. Their ideas of reaching and satisfying clients are sharp and most concrete ones. They have accelerated things a lot for us. What usually takes years to do now happen in months. When it comes to glamping W.G. knows how things are done. Glamping Fešta

Mr. Krešimir Mudronja

Owner of wellknown restaurant & Glamping Fešta

HOW TO GET YOUR WG STARS

If you have unique, special and amazing experiental retreat, on a great location, with stunning accommodations anywhere in the world we would love to hear from you. Join the most innovative collection of independent upscale experiental properties in the world.

Fulfill Approval Requirements

We hand-pick and select only the finest properties which meet all basic approval GLAMPING REQUIREMENTS listed above, before the rating factors are assessed.

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Get Your WG Glamping Star Rating

If the property is approved, our experts evaluate the property based on 150 criteria (a combination of the overall quality, range of facilities, sustainability, employees and expert rating) and assign a Glamping Star Rating from one to seven.

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WG Collection & Promotion

As soon as the property is approved to be included among WG member collection, each property receives attractive presentation on our web page and gets a promotional exposure on our social and other media channels.

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Property Visit

Properties are visited by one of our ambassadors. We'll keep only the sites that follows the quality of assigned stars.

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Become part of glamping standard

Join the most innovative collection of upscale experiental retreats

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have any additional question feel free to contact us.

Member of World of Glamping has to be: something unique, different or special, with attractive landscape and arthitecture, created with privacy in mind, with freestanding stylish upscale accommodations where nature and comfort intervenes, offering to their guests authentic experience, with a great hospitality and hotel alike service and facilities, with sustainability ethos and a sense to every detail.

Camp, resort or lodge in our collection not only has to fit all our requirements above but has to have an unmatched ambience, the welcome should be warm, without fuss or formality, guests should receive thoughtful extras and above all the stay must be memorable for all the right reasons.

The costs to get certified are on-time costs. The site inspection is held every three years.

Each property can be promoted through World of Glamping social channels, newsletter, etc. We can promote your late 'rooms', special offers, send newsletter just with your offer and similar. All the promotion is free of charge. Just send us email with your wishes. 

7 stars
Distinguished property typified by ultimate luxury across the outstandingly fascinated resort, architecture and accommodations with highly performed excellence and sophistication in every detail and exceptionally charming landscape views. State-of-the-art facilities, superbly expanded services, extensive amenities and flawless flow of elegance and uniqueness on every single step through the entire extraordinary experience.

6 stars
A six-star property provides refined and stylish accommodation alike wide range of room types, with upscale physical attributes which reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The concept covers a remarkable story behind, with highly performed personalised services and attention to details. Luxury experience is provided by uniqueness and fascinating factors as well as a superb level of comfort and hospitality in a remarkable environment.

5 stars
Miscellaneous property with upscale quality and exceptional comfort, marked by some unique segments and enchanting factors in features, set up within a nicely rounded landscape and architecture. The concept is covered by a story behind with some great attention to details. Service is customised alike some hotel services with some facilities that offer a swimming pool, restaurant, wellness, etc...

4 stars
Esteemed property with nicely arranged landscape and additional comforts, quality in style and personalised amenity with hotel alike services as daily cleaning and breakfast included. Without exclusive and remarkable factors and hotel alike facilities (such as swimming pool, restaurant, wellness, etc.).

3 stars
Modest enhancements to the overall physical features, design elements, without specific concept linked to the details in architecture, landscape and facilities, but given warm comfortability and hospitality.

2 stars
Authentic establishments strengthened with modest cleanliness, amenities and warm hospitality.

1 star
Reliable properties offering essential comfortability and accommodation in nature.

A hidden glamping expert guest visits the property unannounced and assesses the hotel services using the evaluation criteria. On arrival which is unannounced, the mystery expert will speak with a property representative for a brief but important interview. Following the interview, the inspector will request a tour of all public areas and a cross section of guest rooms. We strongly encourage management and key personnel to participate during the inspection as our expert will point out strengths and weaknesses of your property. Once the assessment is complete, the inspector will confirm the assigned glamping star rating and send a report of the results. 

World of Glamping assings Glamping Star Rating  based on 150 special glamping criteria according to uniqueness, landscape & architecture, sustainable practices, overall offer, range of facilities and level of accommodations and services offered, and at last and very important our professional evaluation. While the Glamping Star Rating meaning and glamping approval requirements outlines what we typically find at each Glamping rating level, these are broad guidelines and are not requirements. Therefore, meeting all or most of the requirements and criteria cannot guarantee the achievement of a particular Glamping Star Rating. The experience, training, and professional judgment of our experts are important in weighing other factors that contribute to the final rating assessment. Properties can influence on the assinged stars only when trying to do their best at our recommendations how to be among the best, which each property receives at the time of becoming our member.

During the application process and before our site inspection, each property tell us what kind of certificate they would like to apply for, as well if they would like to receive at the time of site inspection also 4 hour workshop with our glamping expert. In this case during the site inspection the property representative receive from our expert all possible mistakes that we have noticed together with our solutions to improve them. The workshop includes all the mistakes we have noticed from the time of our mystery reservation process to arrival, employees behaviour, landscape and all the property's surroundings, quality of food, service and all facilities, to every detail the guests are receiving. 

Sustainability consultancy will provide you tips on how to address all criteria that have not been met prior to the audit. It will give you an insight into all four pillars of sustainable development - local economy, environment, culture and management - and some tips on how to even further improve sustainability of your facility.

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