Forget about the beach; the swimming pool is where the party is at! Let your worries fade as you lounge poolside, have your cocktails delivered right to you and even get pampered with some poolside massages. LadyLUX has discovered the top five sultry poolside scenes at hip hotels across the country. Embrace the end of summer and let your inner party girl go wild at these fun haute spots.
Encore Beach at Wynn, Las Vegas
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As Las Vegas’ premiere daytime destination, the Encore Beach Club is the ultimate place to party by the pool! Reminiscent of European summer parties, the 60,000 square foot venue features a luxurious oasis with three tiered pools, daybeds and twenty-six cabanas to lounge on while partying. There are also eight private bungalows outfitted with infinity hot tubs, private bathrooms, showers and temperature controlled cooling systems. If you prefer to be right by the pool, lounge on oversized lily pads floating in the shallow end or show off your dance moves under one of the shower poles. The best part of the pool scene is the array of DJ superstars that come to play at Encore, including Deadmau5, Tiesto, AfroJack, Steve Aoki and Calvin Harris. Even blackjack and craps tables are available for those who want to take a break from the sun and try their luck. If the daytime party scene is not for you, come back at night for an exquisite experience of clubbing around the pool. Viva Las Vegas!
Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego
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Want to party like a rock star? As one of the hottest pool parties in San Diego, Intervention at the Hard Rock Hotel is the place to come with your crew and experience the electric vibe in this exclusive summer setting. Every Sunday during the summer months, you can enjoy tunes by your favorite deejays while dancing in the grass, lounging in your private cabana or cooling off in the luxe pool. Take the party around the corner of the pool and sip on refreshing cocktails at the rooftop bar Float. Stand by the side of the deck to peer over the glass wall so you can get the best view of the city and the dazzling Gaslamp Quarter lights. You will be living in true rock star fashion at its finest!
The Standard, Downtown Los Angeles
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The Rooftop at The Standard in Downtown Los Angeles offers guests the classic Californian poolside scene. With its signature large heated swimming pool, sleek white beach chairs, red cabanas, and black inter tubes, this poolside scene is all about simplicity and relaxation. When guests unwind in the pool, they will be astounded by the beautiful panoramic views of the downtown area and the mountains in the distance. The red AstroTurf deck transforms into a dance floor at night and is accented by an outdoor fireplace, sculptured topiaries and a Biergarten where you can try German cuisine and sip some delicious brews. You won’t need much to enjoy the modest luxuries of this chic and stylish pool area.
W Hotel, South Beach, Miami
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Make a splash when you arrive in your itty bitty bikini to party hard at the W Hotel in Miami’s South Beach. Celebrate summer when you arrive at WET, a top destination for pool parties and dashing Miami style. This outdoor heated swimming pool features nonstop food and drink service and even a personal sunblocker when you need to reapply. Take part in the VIP lifestyle when you recline on your beach bed inside of your private bungalow with shower. If it’s too hot to stay out under the rays, hang out in the lavish tropical lounge amid swaying palm trees, cool cocktails and fabulous fashion.
Gansevoort Park Avenue, New York City
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The edgy poolside scene of the Gansevoort Park Avenue isn’t your typical swimming pool area, but this downtown-trendy-meets-uptown-chic location could be what you need to make your summer complete. When you are summoned by the ‘40s pinup girl mosaic on the pool floor, you won’t have a choice but to plunge in and cool down. Perched twenty stories above the city, the indoor-outdoor rooftop pool allows guests to take in picturesque views of the city and the Empire State Building. This Manhattan hot spot also features progressive music from prominent deejays, open-air terraces, alfresco fireplaces and seductive city lights.