Six Buzzy Rooftop Pools to See (and be Seen)

Wed, 19 June 2019
copyright-soho-house-dumbo-house-brooklyn-bridge-pool-reflect-dayPhoto: Soho House

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.

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.

  • +972 3 543 5555
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  • 23-25 Nachmani Street
    Tel Aviv

The Standard, LA, US

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.

  • +1 213 892 8080
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  • 550 South Flower
    Los Angeles

Fasano Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.

  • +55 21 3202 4000
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  • Avenida Viera Souto 80
    Rio de Janeiro

The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa

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.

  • +27 0 21 670 0500
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  • Silo Square
    V&A Waterfront
    Cape Town
    South Africa

SLS Brickell, Miami, US

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.

  • +305 239 1300
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  • 1300 South Miami Avenue

DUMBO House, New York, US

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.

  • +1 (718) 650-8100
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  • 55 Water Street
    New York

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