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If you had to pick your favorite hotel poolside cabana anywhere in the world, where would it be?
To be honest, it's not something we've ever given much thought to (seen one cabana, seen 'em all)—until, that is, we visited the fifth floor garden terrace of Singapore's Parkroyal on Pickering the other week.
We mentioned last year, before it opened, that the hotel would drip with tropical gardens, and indeed, it is certainly one of the lushest hotels we've seen in a while. Wild flora grow up and down the building's exterior, creating a sort of "secret garden" 120 feet above ground.
This effect is best seen from one of the poolside cabanas—large, sturdy structures that look like human-size birdcages—that are built right on the edge of the fifth floor terrace. Mini-worlds unto themselves, the cabanas are furnished with mountains of pillows and cushions so that once you've entered and plopped down on the floor (preferably with a cold Tiger beer in hand), you never want to leave. Ever.
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Hotel makeovers: fun when they're finished but hell in the meantime? That may have been the case for the Shelborne South Beach, but the hotel has almost finished its massive overhaul, with 50 of its guest rooms now renovated to look like this.
As one commenter pointed out last time we got an update, the hotel's TripAdvisor reviews have not been kind during the construction phase. Not having stayed at the hotel, we can't speak for the service, but we can say that if the photos of the new rooms and the poolside cabanas are true to life, then the new Shelborne is nothing if not pretty. If you want to book a room that pleases the eye, though, make sure you ask for a Premiere Room (above). These are the renovated rooms.
While a debate was going down over Hyatt Regency Century Plaza's landmark status, the hotel took to spiffing up its pool area, adding a new infinity-edged pool and cabanas.
Rimming the pool are brand new European designed chaise lounge furniture, coordinating extra-large umbrellas and chic cabanas for private retreats. Envisioned as exclusive outdoor escapes, each cabana is rock-star ready and accommodates up to six people. Furnishings include two love seats for lounge style seating, day beds for cuddling or sunbathing, ceiling fans for keeping cool, high-speed Internet and WiFi for staying connected, a state-of-the-art sound system to groove to, a plasma screen television to unwind with and a personal refrigerator for vital refreshments.