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Who says you can’t enjoy laying out in the sun next to clear blue water in the city? New York boasts some of the most luxurious hotels with rooftop pools that include cocktails, food, music and more. Here are a handful of luxury hotels in New York City with rooftop pools that you might like to visit this summer.

Gansevoort Hotel

Before getting to the pool, you might take in the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River and then sink into a lounge chair to start you sun-bathing, while you sip on your favourite cocktail or enjoy a Mediterranean dish from Zezura bar. This rooftop pool is heated and features underwater lights for those who like a night-time swim. Use your day-pass ($250) for all day access, complete with complimentary towels and fruit, all while being surrounded by a Saharan-inspired oasis.

La Piscine at Hotel Americano

The Hotel Americano is a 10-story high boutique hotel in Chelsea that also overlooks Manhattan and the Hudson River. Guests can experience both a rooftop pool and Mediterranean grill that serves some delectable eats and cocktails inspired by the property’s Mexican roots. During the summer, Hotel Americano hosts deejayed pool parties and it’s also opened to non-guests for a $40 day pass.

The Beach at the Dream Downtown Hotel

Here is where you can really escape to a beach environment while staying in the city. The Beach at the Dream Downtown Hotel features white sand imported from Montauk and Cote D’Azur-inspired chaise lounges. Dream Downtown holds a 4,800-square foot beach, DJ booth, pool bar and grill with private poolside cabana’s where you can book a massage or spa treatments and the pool features glass-bottom portholes that look down into the hotel lobby. Non-guests are also welcome with a $60 day pass and there are a number of summer packages available for individual and group retreats.

Soho House

Soho House is known as having the most celebrity-studded pool deck in the city. The pool is open to guests and members only and is open all year round. This swanky, 6th-floor, 32-foot heated pool is surrounded by a Manhattan view with an adjacent rooftop restaurant and lined with chaise lounges for your rest and relaxation pleasures.

The James New York

You can sample the luxury of the rooftop pool through the no-cover weekend afternoon Jimmy Pool Party from 3pm to 9pm while enjoying some music and cocktails. Hotel guests will love the view of Soho and Tribeca among a zen garden while easing into the poolside lounge chairs. If you are staying during the week, you can join a complimentary rooftop meditation session on Thursdays from 7:30am to 8am and then keep up your yoga practice with the 8am yoga class.

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