When you think about swimming in an infinity pool you probably picture yourself on a beach resort, flanked by palm trees and only inches away from a swim up bar. While a seaside paradise is a popular way to enjoy an infinity pool, there are also plenty of gems to be found right in the middle of a buzzing metropolis.
We’ve scoured the world’s resorts to bring you a list of the best city centre hotels with infinity pools, so next time you want a world class pool, restaurants, shopping and culture in one place, you know where to look.
Even for the Four Seasons brand, the Four Seasons Hong Kong is rather special situated as it is in the heart of the central district with fantastic dining and accommodation. The top 10 floors or so enjoy high ceiling rooms and fantastic views of the harbour and Kowloon. As well as an infinity poolside restaurant, there are fully French and Cantonese restaurants and two high quality bars. A real treat for the business visitor or tourist alike.
Situated right in the heart of Munich, the Mandarin Oriental is known the world over for its second to none customer service and the elegant, relaxing experience the hotel strives to provide for all guests. Rooms fit in with the hotel’s ‘East-meets-West’ look and the hotel provides some of the most spacious rooms and suites in the city.
When it comes to relaxation, the Mandarin Oriental knows how to do it: as well as the Finnish sauna and Turkish steam bath, the hotel boasts a heated rooftop infinity pool that gives guests a full 360 degree view of Munich, wow!
Just a stone’s throw from the up and coming West Kowloon Culture Centre and the Airport Express, the W Hotel is in the perfect location to give guests the true experience of what Hong Kong has to offer. All 393 rooms at the W Hotel offer holidaymakers a view of Hong Kong’s famed skyline, so guests can sightsee from the comfort of their beds – at the W Hotel you don’t even need to leave your hotel room to take in the gorgeous sights of the city!
Situated in downtown Houston, the hotel features a whopping 91,500 sq ft of convention space, as well as the city’s largest ballrooms. The Hilton Americas-Houston was a recent recipient of the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, so it’s a consistent hit with guests and comes with a whole heap of recommendations.
One of the hotel’s biggest strengths is its Skyline Health Club, which can be found on the 23rd floor of the hotel, giving guests panoramic views of the city as they exercise in the gym or chill out in the Olympic-sized infinity pool.
Infinity pools aren’t something traditionally associated with the USA but the Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas has got guests covered for all their pool needs; a beautifully designed infinity pool overhangs the edge of the hotel by eight feet, giving guests the feeling of swimming right out into the Dallas skyline.
The Millennium Plaza Hotel doesn’t just have an infinity pool. No, they’ve taken it one step further and have an Infinity Pool Lounge, where the pool isn’t the only thing on offer. They have a large poolside bar that offers cocktails, fresh juices and snacks for all guests, who can relax in the pool and take in the fantastic view of the city.
Part of one of the most luxurious hotel chains in the world, Zurich’s Swissotel is perfectly situated close to the centre of the city, managing to provide a quiet, relaxed atmosphere but still be near to the excitement and culture that Zurich has to offer.
The gorgeous city of Hamburg is right there on the hotel’s doorstep, so guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of everything Hamburg has to offer. Famous for its multitude of bridges and lovely scenery, Hamburg is fast becoming a popular tourist destination for those seeking a little bit of a culture from their holiday.
Infinity pools are usually reserved for faraway resorts in Dubai and the Caribbean but an equally gorgeous pool is tucked away in the Canary Wharf Four Seasons Hotel, in our very own capital city.
Housed in a dedicated building with floor to ceiling glass walls, this pool is very special indeed, as it looks out across the Thames on one side, and over landscaped gardens on the other. For adults only, it’s got to be just about one of the most relaxing spots in the hotel.
Situated on a private beach, this hotel oozes class and is the perfect destination for anybody looking to check out the delights of Cannes, as the renowned Palais des Festival and oceanfront Promenade de la Croisette are less than a minute away.