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Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. You can see it from the ground, a little dirty, a little noisy from the traffic, and sometimes even a little alarming, thanks to the anti-Falklands/pro-Malvinas encampment in there. You can hold onto your bag like there’s no tomorrow, and take a photo of the Casa Rosada through the metal barriers that may or may not be up.
Or you can see it from on high, in your swimsuit.
In New York, it's all about the views. But the summer heat can be cruel, and sizzling on a scenic—but sweltering—rooftop isn't everyone's idea of fun. Unless there's a pool! Here, we've gone and taken a look at seven of the city's top top-floor watery retreats. From spa centers to private cabanas to peek-holes at the bottom of the pool (guess where!), this list has it all. And the best news? You've still got well over a month to enjoy it all!
James New York
Once the The James New York opened, much ado was made about the rooftop bar, Jimmy, and that weird "halo" design touch. But it's what's under the halo that counts. Though the pool's size is something of an issue, we can look past that to enjoy the incredible views. When you feel like you're floating over the whole city, you're pretty much content to just doggie-paddle.
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If you are the type who hates the monotony of the same old workout and needs a little variety in your exercise routine, the Hotel Solamar in San Diego has options for you. The Gaslamp Quarter hotel just launched a wellness program called Mind Your P's: Pilates, Power Walks and Pedal Pushers. It's a new initiative for the hotel to encourage guests to get active and live like a local.
You can do your downward dog at poolside Pilates classes. You'll get to breathe in that fresh SoCal air on its fourth-floor rooftop deck while a local instructor helps you work on your core during the mat sessions. Classes cost $10 a person and are held Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m.
We've decided on our Top Ten New Hotel Rooftop Bars in New York to visit this summer but that isn't the end all, be all for NYC rooftops. The Gansevoort Park Avenue is expected to open in July with a massive tri-level pool and rooftop space of which we've just obtained a rendering for.
As you can imagine, the star of the rooftop will be the Plunge Bar + Lounge which will have a 40-ft heated indoor-outdoor glass-enclosed swimming pool and have killer views of the city. The One Group, best known for the celebrity fave restaurant STK, will serve "shareable plates" and gourmet snacks like lobster rolls, kobe pigs in a blanket and a PB and J ice cream sandwich. Yummmm.
Rates at the hotel, which will have 249 guestrooms, an Exhale Spa, the Aselina restaurant and a hair salon from Cutler, start at $395 a night. Room reservations are actually being taken right now on the hotel's website starting on July 19.
And in case you feared the hotel would pull a W Hollywood, you can rest assured that the hotel pool will be open only to guests during the day. It will, however, open to the public at night and we fully expect it to be THE hotel hotspot for the rest of the summer (which means you may want to pack earplugs too.)
We'd rather do Pilates or another class-based workout over huffing it on a treadmill. So it's a given that at Hotel Solamar, we'll forgo the stuffy fitness center to work our core in the Poolside Pilates program. The incentive to exercise is that the alfresco class takes place on the chic fourth-floor rooftop terrace, which offers a view of the city's skyline.
The classes, which are free for hotel guests and $10 for non-guests (cheaper than most drop-in Pilates classes), take place Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. No need to BYOM, since mats are provided. Certified instructors from neighboring studio Hot Body Pilates will make you feel the burn and get your morning going with music that ranges from tranquil tunes to bumping beats.
The Chamberlain West Hollywood, that mid-century modern recluse of a hotel in the heart of Weho, is shedding its shut-in image and inviting the masses in for sun, supper and style.
Okay, maybe not the masses, but whereas the hotel used to be the sole domain of guests and their friends, now you can join the Kor Group’s "My Urban Retreat" program. Members can use the hotel facilities and get discounts on food, pool cabana rentals, room rates, parking and meeting room rentals--just call ahead to make sure you can get into the rooftop pool area.
Juliana recently spent a few days in New Orleans checking out the city's still-booming business of live music, haunted tours and good cookin' all the while still maintaining its ability to overserve visitors on Bourbon Street (and pretty much everywhere else.) This week, she'll be sending back some thoughts on the hotel scene.
When one thinks of New Orleans, two things probably come to mind--Hurricane Katrina and Bourbon Street. While the city is in the midst of rebuilding the areas damaged by Katrina as well as rebuilding its morale, liquor has been a constant.
And it's served everywhere without judgment. You can just as easily order a beer at 9am as you can at 4am without anyone wondering when you are going to pick up the Big Blue Book. In fact, they might join you.
For first-time visitors to Nawlins', the first stop for liquor tends to be the touristy Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. With so many people planning their trip around the drinking schedule, it's no wonder that so many of the city's hotels are clustered here, many with their own special watering holes.
A classic place to have a drink is the famed Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone on Rue Royale. Pretty much everyone who's been to New Orleans recommends a drink here. The bar is located on the hotel's first floor and as its name implies, is a carousel that rotates slowly, except instead of sitting on whimsical horses, guests sit on plush high-back stools.