Poolside Retreats: The Season’s Most Splash-Worthy Hot Spots

By  August 02, 2011

With this summer’s heat wave in full force, cool pool parties are top of mind. From sexy swimming adventures to day-time dance parties, these ‘it’ venues are chill alternatives as the temperature rises.

Dream South Beach
When it comes to the hottest pool party destinations this summer the sky is the limit and the rooftop pool at Miami’s Dream South Beach will be sizzling all season long.  The swank 70’s inspired Highbar has an Infinity edge pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  Set high above Collins Ave, the Studio-54-meets-South-Beach lounge is the hotbed of Miami’s sun-kissed social scene.

Keswick Hall
The 600-acre Orient-Express property is indeed music to your ears! The Horizon Pool, an infinity edge lounging pool on the piazza level, offers piped underwater music.

The Waikiki EDITION
As if Hawaii wasn’t sexy enough, the adult only Private Sunset Beach and Bar at The Waikiki EDITION takes the ultimate plunge in seduction. Hidden under graceful palms and native foliage, the inland private beach surrounds a lagoon with sleek custom teak lounge chairs set amongst the water.  This summer, enjoy the party rockin’ ambiance while sipping Mai-Tai’s and listening to some of world’s most renowned DJs in this exotic locale.

The Liaison Capital Hill
As the district’s sidewalks start to sizzle, The Liaison Capitol Hill reinvents itself by transforming into the city’s urban oasis, a “rooftop resort” offering guests a sky-high way to relax and keep cool this summer. Surrounded by plush chaise lounges and cozy daybeds, the pool offers a plethora of ways to make a splash like sipping delicious summer cocktails like the Porch Swing, a mix of bourbon, iced tea, fresh peaches and mint.

Thompson Beverly Hills
Kick back like a true celebrity this summer at Thompson Beverly Hills’s rooftop pool.  With sweeping views of the Hollywood hills in the distance, guests can focus on achieving the perfect sexy tan while sipping cocktails and taking in the sights.  Looking for a little privacy?  The poolside cabanas offer a perfect spot to unwind (and escape the paparazzi).  After a dip, sun worshipers can enjoy all ABH (Above Beverly Hills) has to offer.  Known as one of LA’s top rooftop destinations, ABH is a lounge located on the north side of the hotel that features unique cocktails, delectable appetizers, private trellis shade areas and fire pits perfect for enjoying with friends year round.