• As summer unfolds and temperatures rise, there’s no better retreat than by the poolside. From urban oases to 1920s indoor swimming havens, IHG Hotels and Resorts have shared 11 of the coolest pools, urging you to grab your swimsuit and pack your bags.

    Hotel Indigo Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand:

    Perched on the 24th floor, the infinity pool at Hotel Indigo Wireless Road offers unparalleled views of Bangkok’s city skyline, making it an ideal escape from the bustling city below. The pool terrace is equipped with sun loungers, large comfy sofas, and a rooftop bar where you can savor delicious cocktails and Thai street food-inspired snacks.

    InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Illinois, USA:

    Dating back to 1929, the heated indoor Olympic-sized pool on the 14th floor of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is the city’s oldest. Adorned with Spanish Majolica tiles, the space features a Neptune’s amphora fountain and elegant stained glass windows.

    InterContinental Koh Samui Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand:

    Set on a 22-acre beachfront property overlooking the azure ocean and private white sand beaches, the InterContinental Koh Samui Resort boasts seven unique pools. The resort’s iconic infinity pool creates an illusion of floating above a coconut grove, offering breathtaking sunset views.

    Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Félicité Island, Seychelles:

    Amidst eternal summer, coral-fringed beaches, and colossal granite rocks, Six Senses Zil Pasyon features 28 one-bedroom pool villas with panoramic sea views and two secluded two-bedroom pool villas nestled in lush tropical vegetation. Notably, the elevated pool and sunbathing platform at Six Senses Spa provide the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation through yoga classes and meditation in private pavilions.

    Regent Porto Montenegro, Tivat, Montenegro:

    Ascend by helicopter above the palm-fringed shoreline to reach Regent Porto Montenegro. The hotel boasts a 20-meter indoor pool, but the real marvel is the Pool Club. With four outdoor pools—a infinity pool, a lap pool, and two children’s pools—you can swim, lounge while enjoying fresh Mediterranean cuisine, or marvel at the sparkling turquoise waters of Boka Bay against the magnificent mountain backdrop.

    Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark, Florida, USA:

    Adjacent to Walt Disney World, this Orlando Waterpark Resort is a paradise for kids (and those young at heart!). Featuring a zero-depth lazy river pool and a waterpark with multiple slides, tipping buckets, and a poolside bar, the resort ensures a splashing good time for all. Adults can also enjoy the refreshing swim-up bar.

    Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa, Sweimeh, Jordan:

    Nestled on the longest private Dead Sea beach, the Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa boasts a 5,500-square-meter pool surrounded by towering palm trees. With a poolside bar and an adults-only pool offering mesmerizing views of the Dead Sea, it’s a perfect spot to swim and admire the beauty of the surroundings. And yes, there’s a playful pool for the little ones too! As night falls, El Grito opens by the pool, serving classic Latin American cuisine and live entertainment.

    InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Hayman Island, Australia:
    Enveloped by lush green cliffs, white sandy beaches, and azure waters, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort takes you to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The hotel boasts one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest pools, stretching the length of seven Olympic-sized pools, with a bar in the middle. Additionally, 46 suites perch over the Hayman Pool, allowing you to swim out and enjoy mesmerizing views of the coral sea.

    InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE:

    Taking a dip in the pool at the renowned InterContinental Dubai Festival City may require a bit of courage, but once the initial excitement subsides, the 25-meter pool terrace becomes an ideal place to unwind after a day of desert adventures. Watch passersby in the shimmering pool while enjoying different perspectives of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai’s impressive skyline.

    Kimpton Aluna Resort Tulum, Tulum, Mexico:

    At Kimpton Aluna Resort Tulum, two pools mean twice the fun. Choose between the pool on the first floor with a poolside bar or the rooftop pool with palm-fringed loungers, overlooking dense jungle foliage, creating a serene bohemian-style retreat.


    These 11 breathtaking hotel pools offer a diverse range of experiences, from cityscape views to beachside getaways. Whether you’re chasing vibrant adventures or seeking simple relaxation, there’s a perfect choice for you this summer. So, slip into your swimsuit and embrace the refreshing waters and incredible scenery.


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