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Itís a tale as old as time: You get a pool. Your neighbor gets a pool. You add a hot tub. Your neighbor adds a bigger hot tub and builds a deck. You build a bigger deck, add a grill the size of a Buick, and throw a massive summer block party that becomes the talk of the neighborhood for generations hence. Your childrenís children will tell tales of these kebabs.
Pool Wars: Suburbia Edition.
City hotels arenít immune from wanting to keep up with the Joneses. So we can't help but wonder if last summerís rollout of Rooftop @ Revere, the Revere Hotel Boston Commonís swanky seventh-floor hangout for sipping, sunning and swimming, was a contributing factor to the Colonnade Boston Hotel's splashy redo of its rooftop pool.
This summerís heightened Colonnade experience still boasts the cityís only outdoor roof top pool. (The Revereís pool is in a glass-enclosed annex to the terrace.) But added to the scene are billowing white cabanas available for private rental, a 12-seat full service bar, and plenty of chic new lounging areas set upon oh-so-tropical bamboo flooring.
Youíll be able to tipple pitcher cocktails with your fellow sun worshippers, and nibble on a new rooftop food menu that includes spicy rubbed swordfish tacos and Regina Pizzeria pies. (At this point, presumably, youíre already bathing suit-ready.)