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Miami's Top Hotel Pool Scene: #2 Delano Hotel
The Delano is South Beach in a nutshell. The guys are all trying to emulate the Lenny Kravitz retro look and women are doing the Paris Hilton thing combined with sexy lower back tattoos. But before I get into all the details, allow me to say this: Ridiculously stunning women lay around the pool topless. Let me repeat that just in case you didn't hear me: TOPLESS! Like it's no big deal. Right there for all to see! This obviously puts the Delano real close to the top of the list from the get go.
The adjacent buildings never get in the way of the sunshine beaming down on the pool so you'll be able to bake all day long with your $7.00 beers, $12.00 frozen drinks and the pumped in Afro-Cuban music. Feel free to swing in a hammock, chill in an oversized Alice in Wonderland cushy chair, or retire to the comforts of a cabana that is equipped with speakers, a fan, and a flat-screen TV. The Delano is also a phenomenal late night date place with a sleek but cozy ambiance.
Wi-Fi is available poolside for $10.00 a day and when it's time to take a break from tracking your investments, or IM your sure to be jealous friends. However, you are poolside at the Delano, isn't it time to put the powerbook away for a spell? Loose the Armani sunglasses, or the black framed glasses, and take a dip in the pool. I must warn you the pool is only eight inches deep at it's shallowest, so "no diving" is a safe credo to live by.
More Delano pool photos after the jump.