The rooftops of some luxury hotels conceal magical pools, veritable oases in the middle of urban landscapes accessible to only a few, where one can enjoy a relaxing dip above the cityscape.
In the top 5 spectacular rooftops pools, some will stand out for their architectural features, whilst others for their surroundings and the peace and quiet – which will be your favourite?
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The first pool in our selection can be found in Singapore. Designed by the architect Moshe Safdie, this pool is located in the highest of the three towers that make up the five-star Sands SkyPark, hotel. At 150 metres in length, it is the longest pool this high up in the world and has some of the best views of the city’s skyline.
This pool can be found in one of New York’s coolest areas: the Meatpacking District. Located on the 15th floor of the Gansevoort Meatpacking hotel, this heated pool enables guests to enjoy incredible views of the city that never sleeps. The rooftop area also has a sophisticated cocktail bar.
Elegant, discreet and blending in perfectly with the historical surroundings, this rooftop takes us to the fascinating Born district in Barcelona. This infinity pool can be found in the Grand Hotel Central, whose owner, Pau Guardans, completely refurbished it in order to recreate the past splendour of the city’s high society at the turn of the last century.
The city of Dallas is the home of the next pool. Designed by Adam D. Tihany, this heated pool is on the eighth floor of the luxury Joule hotel. Without a doubt, its main attraction is the pool that perches over the side of the building where it is housed. Thanks to a huge Plexiglas window, bathers can enjoy spectacular views of the city.
The final pool in this selection can be found in Rio de Janeiro. The infinity pool on the rooftop of the Fasano offers amazing views of Ipanema Beach, one of the most exclusive areas of Latin America. Designed by Phillipe Starck, this hotel is a hot spot for celebrities like Madonna, Will Smith or Beyoncé.