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HOTEL
POOLS

Choose from our list of Violet-approved pools and spend the summer lounging in luxury.

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Below, dive into our picks for the most glamorous, star-studded pools worldwide. Then check back in the coming weeks for more insider names to know and places to go.

AMANGIRI

Canyon Point, UT

A contender for best lap-swimming backdrop, the stunning desert rock formations that surround this resort pool make the long trek there more than worth it.

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BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL

Beverly Hills, CA

Tucked beyond the iconic pink walls of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the pool was once Fred Astaire’s favorite place to read the Hollywood dailies, Katharine Hepburn’s spot for practicing backflips, and an accomplice to the Beatles’ late-night shenanigans. If only the green-and-white striped cabana curtains could talk...

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CHATEAU MARMONT

Los Angeles, CA

This lush watering hole offers the ideal respite for post-party recovery after a debaucherous night in one of the hotel’s famous bungalows.

chateaumarmont.com

COLONY PALMS HOTEL

Palm Springs, CA

Once an speakeasy and later a favorite hot spot of Frank and the Rat Pack, this Palm Springs hotel has gone through various incarnations. But the Moroccan-inspired desert oasis (and the swimming pool at its heart) are still the epitome of Old World charm.

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CORAL CASINO BEACH AND CABANA CLUB

Santa Barbara, CA

There is an exclusive members-only door policy at this Butterfly Beach–adjacent swimming pool, but stay at The Four Seasons across the street and you’re in.

coralcasinoclub.com

FASANO

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Perched on a rooftop with prime views of Ipanema Beach, this destination attracts a constant stream of international models, actors, pop stars, and fashion designers.

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HOTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC

Antibes Cedex, France

The place to cool off—with a side of networking—between premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, this is the haunt of actors, producers, and studio heads alike.

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HOTEL IL PELLICANO

Porto Ercole, Italy

The cliffside saltwater pool was the star of countless photographs by Slim Aarons, and it has hosted royalty, Kennedys, Angellis, and Puccis. 

pellicanohotels.com

MOLITOR

Paris, France

Storied history meets stunning design at these two spectacular pools (indoor and outdoor, encircled by hotel rooms), which were once public baths.

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THE RALEIGH HOTEL

Miami, FL

The expansive Art Deco pool is a movie star in its own right, having shared the screen with legend Esther Williams on a number of occasions during Hollywood’s Golden Age. 

raleighhotel.com

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