Friday, February 17, 2012

4 Incredible Hanging Hotel Pools

Some hotel pools are more than a place to take a dip. They are designed to make a dramatic impression and heighten the sensations you experience when you swim. The infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands hotel is a great example.

The Skypark pool atop the Marina Bay Sands hotel, in Singapore, is one of the most magnificent pools on earth. The so called “infinity-pool” perched 200 meter above the ground atop three skyscrapers offers a mind-blowing view of the city’s skyline. These days high altitude pools are popping up on top of skyscrapers from New York to Bali to Sydney. As infinity-pools started becoming increasingly common, designers have had to come up with something new to up the ante. Recently, cantilevered pool tanks with see-through sides and flooring have started to gain international attention.

InterContinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai

At the InterContinental Festival City Hotel in Dubai, a transparent plexiglass section extends beyond the edge of the hotel building, overlooking the Dubai Skyline. The pool has a curved transparent bottom and people on the street are able to lookup and see swimmers overhead. Make sure your are wearing your finest swimwear.

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Hilton Hotel, Auckland

The pool at Hilton Hotel in Auckland has a similar design, except it has a solid bottom. The swimming pool is suspended between the two buildings that make up this dramatic hotel. There is also a viewing gallery underneath the pool so hotel guests can check out the action from below.

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Joule Hotel, Dallas

The hanging pool on the Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas, extends eight feet out and over the side of the building at the tenth-floor. The pool has a plexiglass wall at the end overlooking the street, so not only can swimmers look down at the city below but pedestrians can look up at the swimmers.

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Adelphi hotel, Melbourne

The rooftop pool at Adelphi hotel in Melbourne, Australia, has a glass bottom and cantilevers over Flinders Lane from 9 storeys up. The 25 metre, heated salt water pool offers a unique view of the streetscape below through the clear Perspex pool floor.

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Know anymore cantilevered hotel pools? Tell us in the comments.

2 comments:

  1. There is another in Cape Town, South Africa. It is called the Crystal Towers Hotel.

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  2. Amazing pool & its architecture. Incredible pool inspires architect to have copy of this pool. Yeah, its good to have an inspiration. Thanks for post this.

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