From mesmerising infinity facilities in Israel to rooftop attractions with unparalleled, 360° views, these are a few must-see pools around the world with stunning views.
Orient Jerusalem, Israel
An amalgamation of old and new and a junction of East and West, Isrotel debuted a new member within its portfolio of hotels in October. An authentic Turkish hammam managed by the Carmel Forest Spa (named by SpaFinder as the Best Spa in the Middle East several years in a row) is available, and an awe-inspiring rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem is surrounded by plush private cabanas.
Take a dip in the Marmara Pera’s rooftop pool to escape the high heat of Istanbul’s summer months, all while enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the city. Located on the 17th floor of The Marmara Pera, a member of Worldhotels, the rooftop pool offers panoramic views of the iconic Golden Horn, the Marmara Sea and the Old City. The boutique hotel is located in Istanbul’s tourist destination of Taksim and is inspired by styles of the 1950s and 1970s.
Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, New York
Located in New York City’s hip Meatpacking District, Gansevoort Meatpacking’s heated rooftop pool comes alive when the sun is out, thanks to 360° views of the Hudson River and Manhattan. Take a dip, watch the sunset, and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail and bites at Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge.
Hotel Xcaret Mexico, México
Opened in December 2017, Hotel Xcaret is an all-inclusive resort that celebrates the best of Mexico with a unique All-Fun Inclusive® offering, which means guests get an all access pass to Experiencias Xcaret’s eight parks and shows, as well as elevated service and accommodations at one of five different “Casas” on property. The most alluring feature is the rooftop pool and Rooftop Bar Fuego with full views of the ocean below and a clear glass, swim-through bridge. Guests can tap their Xcaret wristbands on a camera sensor just before the bridge, and a camera that’s attached at the edge of the pool snaps pictures of them swimming through. Accompanied by the rhythm of chill-out music, signature mixology and grill cuisine restaurant offerings, Casa Fuego’s rooftop pool is the ideal daytime and sunset hangout.
The Curtain, London
Housed in East London’s vibrant Shoreditch, The Curtain combines a New York industrial feel with the neighbourhood’s artsy vibe. A rarity in the city is the hotel’s year-round, heated, rooftop pool that is only open to The Curtain’s hotel guest and club members.The Moroccan style transports guests to a holiday mindset while they enjoy views of the city. The 120-guestroom hotel opened last May with Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Shoreditch, The Vault Gym with personalized workouts, the all-day rooftop restaurant and bar, LIDO.
Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island, Maryland
This summer is officially getting “Wylder” on the Chesapeake Bay as Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island opens this April as the newest lifestyle resort in the area and the first property from the new hospitality group Wylder Hotels. The waterfront property is making a splash with a new saltwater swimming pool with stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay. Also on deck are 54 newly-designed guest rooms that channel a relaxed seaside cottage vibe infused with modern comforts and two restaurants envisioned by Chef Sean Wheaton, a seven-year alumnus of José Andrés’ Think Food Group.
Panamericano Buenos Aires, a member of Worldhotels, Buenos Aires
Located in the heart of the Argentinean capital, the Panamericano Buenos Aires hotel, a member of Worldhotels, sits directly across from the Obelisk and the Colón Theatre. It’s no surprise that it offers some of the best views of the city, especially from its luxurious rooftop pool. Its black and white tiles form a fabulous checkerboard pattern that is guaranteed to lure guests. After a refreshing dip, sit and relax on one of the surrounding lounge chairs and enjoy the magnificent details of Buenos Aires’ architecture from above.
Framed by historic architecture, the “Grand Étage” rooftop pool of Hotel Grand Ferdinand, a member of Worldhotels, provides views of Vienna like nowhere else. Perfectly positioned at the heart of the city on the famous Boulevard Ringstrasse, the magnificent Hotel Grand Ferdinand is an elegant 1950s property that blends the sophisticated aura of classic hotels in Vienna, Austria with chic, contemporary design. Best of all, the hotel is located within a few minutes’ walk of The Stadtpark, the medieval St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Museum of Natural History. There is no better way to end a full day of exploring Vienna than enjoying a relaxing evening swimming in the Grand Ferdinand’s “Grand Étage” rooftop pool.
Hollywood Proper Residences, Los Angeles
Head up the 22-storey tower and find yourself relaxing on the rooftop pool of Hollywood Proper Residences, a luxury property designed by Kelly Wearstler that offers stays of seven nights or more. Those looking to extend their stay in the City of Angels can experience the sky-high luxury heated pool that ultimately defines California cool. Its poolside cabanas, lush rooftop greenery, bar and lounge, Filifera, and 360° views of the LA skyline makes guests never want to leave this life of effortless luxury. The rooftop also features a variety of programming, starting with live music on Thursday nights and fitness offerings, like Gigong classes, on weekends.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlanta City
At The Water Club, the boutique-lifestyle hotel at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, guests can enjoy an infinity-edge pool located almost 100m above sea level. The Lap Pool at Immersion Spa, surrounded by soaring glass windows, offers stunning views of the Atlantic shore easily seen by pool or one of the plush beach chairs. Only steps away from the entertainment, celebrity-chef dining and nightlife at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, the 25m pool complete with a co-ed whirlpool, is the perfect spot to wind down and relax in between experiencing The Immersion Spa’s world-class services.
Regent Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
Nestled on the largest natural harbour in the eastern Mediterranean, Regent Porto Montenegro allows guests to take a dip in the spectacular infinity pools, while enjoying the backdrop of the scenic shoreline and rugged mountains. This 20m-long oasis encourages pure relaxation while you soaking up the sun and views of the Adriatic Sea.
Publica Isrotel, Israel
The newest member of Marriott’s distinguished Autograph Collection, and the first in Israel, Publica Isrotel boasts modernised elements at every corner including an elite Member’s Only Club giving members and guests access to a multitude of activities and amenities like a seasonal rooftop swimming pool and Pool Bar. The rooftop terrace offers fantastic views of the surrounding area and sea.