7 Hotel Rooftop Hot Spots Worth Travelling For
The Thompson Hotel rooftop pool, Toronto
From Athens and the Aegean to the Colorado River to the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas, here are our favourite hotel rooftop hot spots worth making the trip for.
What is it about a rooftop with a view? The Acropolis. The Grand Canyon. Mount Everest. The view from the top of these iconic spots is spectacular, to say the least. From Athens and the Aegean to the Colorado River to the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas, there’s not a bad angle in sight.
Of course, you may not be scaling Mount Everest any time soon, but the idea of being at the top of your world is appealing, nevertheless. So how does one feel like they’re on top without having to climb all the way to the peak of the world?
A hotel, that’s how.
Like the proverbial room with a view, there’s something about having a birds’ eye vista of the scene, the cityscape, the valley below. You feel the heat from the city, the vibe from the village or the catch the breeze from the ocean but, at the same time, the experience seems somehow elevated. And what your eyes might see: Greeting the sun rising over a mountain top or across deep blue sea while at breakfast is a serene way to start a day, while at night, the bright lights of the big city dazzle.
4.Banyan Tree, Bangkok: Vertigo and Moon Bar, 61 floors above the city.
6.ME London: Radio Rooftop Bar, on the 10th floor of the hotel.
7. Hotel Emperor, Tian’anmen Square, Beijing: Shang Bar and Swimming Pool, overlooking the Zhengyang Gate and the Forbidden City.