With the first day of summer upon us, hotel rooftop bars and pools are becoming the place to be. Travel down the Eastern Seaboard to find a few of the best and coolest spots to hand out this summer. From Dupont Circle’s only rooftop pool and bar in D.C. – to an intimate open-air oasis and outdoor spa in Miami, below are four rooftop resorts for travelers and locals to soak in the summer sun and enjoy fun times with family and friends.
1) The Betsy-South Beach | Miami Beach, FL
The Betsy-South Beach is a luxury boutique property located just steps from the beach. The only 4-star, 4-diamond boutique hotel in Miami, The Betsy has a timelessly elegant vibe, breathtaking ocean views and authentic service. As a part of The Betsy’s current transformation, which includes merging the historic Betsy-South Beach (originally The Betsy Ross) with the iconic Carlton Hotel, the expanded Betsy will reveal a 3,000 square foot Rooftop Pool in Fall 2016. The Betsy’s Courtyard Pool and deck offers a place for guests to take refuge from the sun and sand. With relaxing lounge chairs and plenty of shade, the courtyard pool provides a perfect place to read a book, listen to soothing music, snooze in the shelter or enjoy a nightcap once the sun sets. The Betsy also boats its Ocean Deck, home to The Wellness Garden & Spa at The Betsy, Miami’s only outdoor spa.
2. The Restoration | Charleston, SC
The Restoration recently completed a $27 million dollar transformation, and the updated look brings the chicest (and only!) rooftop pool and rooftop restaurant and bar in Charleston. “The Indigo Pool Deck,” which is exclusive to hotel guests, is home to a restorative relaxation pool and offers sweeping views of the city and the Charleston harbor. Guests can escape Charleston’s charming – yet hot – streets for a cooling dip with the sky-high vantage point of the Holy City like no other. For a meal with a view, The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits offers guests the chance to enjoy picturesque views of downtown Charleston and the stunning Ravenel Bridge.
3. The Vanderbilt Grace| Newport, RI
The Vanderbilt Grace is a vintage Newport mansion turned luxury boutique hotel with 33 rooms and suites, a lavish spa and fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools, and two restaurants. With warmer weather approaching, the property is excited to debut its seasonal programs and events on The Garden Terrace and The Roof Deck which offer guests the unique opportunity to drink in the authentic nature and environment as well as stunning New England sunsets over the Newport harbor. Events will include Yappy Hour for families with pets everyday from 12-1pm, Rosé Mondays from 6-8pm, Tuesday Cigar Nights from 6-8pm, Wednesday Surf and Turf dinners from 6-9:30pm, and Thursday Live Jazz.
4. The Embassy Row Hotel | Washington, D.C.
As the only rooftop pool in Dupont Circle, The Rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel offers unmatched views of downtown D.C. as well as the ability to see beyond the city to Virginia and Maryland. This summer, The Rooftop will be offering an abundance of fun programming and events for guests of the hotel and locals to enjoy throughout the season such as Hooky Fridays with 1/2 off signature cocktails, Silent Disco each Friday night, sunrise yoga by Epic Yoga DC on Saturdays and Sunday, Liquid Brunch on Sundays and Support a Cause Wednesdays giving back to charities.
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