7 Hotel Rooftops With More Than a Superb View

Hotel rooftops can be enjoyed year-round for their often-dazzling views, but those that have pools become even more popular during the summer months as temperatures soar.

CNN compiled a list of a few of the most notable hotel rooftops at properties throughout the world.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore: Located on the 57th floor, the rooftop provides superb views of the city skyline and boasts a 492-foot infinity pool, purportedly the largest for its height. The pool, which is part of Sands SkyPark, includes restaurants and an observation deck. Marina Bay Sands offers 2,561 guest rooms and 1.29 million sq. ft. of meeting space.

Thompson Toronto: This 102-room property, which has 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, is situated in King West Village, one of the Toronto’s hottest neighborhoods. Guests have a magnificent view of Lake Ontario and the CN tower from the rooftop, which includes an infinity pool and a lounge.

Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy: Situated on a peaceful oasis, this property now is internationally recognized as one of Italy’s iconic pieces of industrial architecture. The rooftop pool, the only one in Venice, offers a 360-degree view of the cityscape, with Piazza San Marco in the distance. Hotel Molino Stucky was twice named the leading conference hotel in Italy and Europe. The hotel has 379 guest rooms and 26,910 sq. ft. of meeting space, including the 10,764-square-foot Venetian Ballroom.

SLS Beverly Hills, Los Angeles: Located one block from the Beverly Center and just a few blocks from the storefronts of Rodeo Drive and The Grove, this luxury Beverly Hills property has a rooftop pool that provides exceptional views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown Los Angeles and the famous Hollywood sign. Guests can swim in Altitude Pool, bask in lounge chairs or opt for the VIP experience, which includes the rental of a small cabana for up to six people. Cabanas are equipped with flat-screen TVs and DVD players. SLS Beverly Hills boasts 297 Philippe Starck-designed guest rooms and 13,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Hotel Fasano, Rio de Janeiro: This hotel is located on Avenida Vieira Souto, in the heart of Ipanema. The property, which provides 89 guest rooms and 517 sq. ft. of meeting space, also has an infinity rooftop pool that provides a panoramic view that includes Ipanema and Leblon beaches, Two Brothers Mountain and Corcovado Mountain. The rooftop also has a steam room, fitness center and bar.

W Hong Kong, KowloonBoasting an intriguing mix of glamour, Colonial style architecture and the unmistakable W brand’s buzz, the vibrant W Hong Kong provides 393 guest rooms, 7,535 sq. ft. of meeting space and a 76th-floor pool with sweeping views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and the adjacent International Commerce Centre. A playfully dramatic mosaic wall made of 200,000 tiles provides a backdrop for the pool, which is available to non-hotel guests who buy tickets for summer barbecue promotions and pool parties.

Athens Ledra Hotel, Greece:  A luxury property near many of the city’s famous sites, the 314- room Athens Ledra Hotel has a pool deck with outstanding views of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus, Saronic Gulf and more. The rooftop’s Panorama Restaurant also offers fantastic views of the Athens skyline. The property offers 16,150 sq. ft. of meeting space.

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