Six Buzzy Rooftop Pools to See (and be Seen)

We've taken summer weekends to new heights; you could even say we've "elevated" them. These sun-drenched rooftop pools are the culprits we'd like to thank.

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The Norman

Tel Aviv, Israel

Relay your drink order to the unsettlingly beautiful staff on the roof at Tel Aviv's most-hyped hotel. The infinity-edged pool is a welcome escape from Tel Aviv's stifling heat - lap up your time on the deck before the pool closes at sunset.

Address

23 - 25 Nachmani Street 6579441

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The Standard

Los Angeles, United States

You'll need an advanced reservation to hang out at The Standard's "full-fledged playground in the sky". Stroll down the red AstroTurf deck and set up by the outdoor fireplace. With a heated swimming pool to dip in-and-out of and waterbed pods made for siestas you're likely to be here from AM to PM.

Address

550 South Flower 90071

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Fasano Hotel

Ride up to the 8th floor to Fasano’s infinity pool. Overlooking the beach, the vista (encompassing Arpoador, Morro Dois Irmãos and Corcovado) vies for your attention but the pool bar wins out. Sample a menu of light dishes and sippable cocktails to a soundtrack of Sinatra’s Girl from Ipanema.

Address

Avenida Viera Souto 80 Rio de Janeiro 22420-002 Brazil

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The Silo

This residents-only rooftop pool is plotted at the apex of some seriously sought-after real estate. Brutalist is the aesthetic here. Grab a bean bag a suitable distance from the stylish (but hazardous) cacti, order some lunch to your sun lounger and chill out.

Address

Silo Square V&A Waterfront 8001 Cape Town South Africa

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SLS Brickell

SLS Brickell must surely be a Gemini. The Downtown Miami hotspot boasts not one but two rooftop pools. Dip your toe into the showier of the twins – the infinity pool – before taking in urban views as you lounge in your shaded cabana, creative cocktail in hand.

Address

1300 South Miami Avenue Miami 33130 Florida

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DUMBO House

New York, United States

Overlooking the East River, the rooftop pool at DUMBO House is the view to beat. Located within a 19th-century warehouse, it's the kind of place you can rub shoulders and clink glasses with a flock of Brooklynites clad in norm-core staples.

Address

55 Water Street 11201