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Dreaming of diving into a glistening infinity pool for a refreshing dip . . . until you remember it’s still freezing outside? The indoor hotel pool is often overlooked – and in many hotels, it’s relegated to the basement, with low ceilings and dreary lounge chairs. But plenty of luxury hotels have made sure their indoor pools are nothing short of spectacular – and, of course, you know they’ll be heated to the perfect temperature for year-round dips. From intricate mosaics to gilded columns and elaborate fountains, the indoor pools at these 10 hotels around the world will have you rethinking your requirement for sun.
1. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Known as the iconic symbol of Dubai, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah might have the highest pool in the world. Perched nearly 500 feet above the sea, the hotel’s indoor infinity pool is an oasis in the sky with breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf coming through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Exquisite tile work, plush chaises, and gold sconces ensure you’ll feel pampered any time you take a dip. And if that’s not enough, book a romantic moonlight swim for the ultimate way to catch the city’s sparkling nighttime skyline.
2. Chewton Glen, England, UK Glen
Known for its award-winning spa, the historic Chewton Glen – a Relais & Châteaux country house hotel in Hampshire, UK – has not one, but two indoor pools. One is a hydrotherapy pool that’s the first of its kind in the country, while the other is a grand, 55-foot-long Roman-themed swimming pool. Both feature sky-blue ceilings meticulously painted with fluffy clouds, helping you feel as if you’re outside on that perfect summer day as you enjoy the refreshing waters.
3. Cristallo, Italy
Fresh off a top-to-bottom renovation, Cristallo, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, located in the Italian Alpine village of Cortina d’Ampezzo, boasts a gorgeous Italianate-inspired indoor pool. With a domed ceiling and panoramic windows featuring stunning mountain views, it’s the perfect place to soak sore muscles after a post-ski swim. Bonus: It’s adults only after 6 pm.
4. InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, Bordeaux, France
Known for its classic French décor and UNESCO World Heritage–designated architecture, InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel has a fittingly magnificent indoor pool, perfect for après-winery afternoons. The pool, which features massage jets and counter-current swimming, is warm and ornate and is bedecked with deep-red columns, jet-black tiles, and even a gargoyle fountain. As you float and drift along the water, you can’t help feeling like Renaissance-era royalty.
5. La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
Swim like a sultan at the lavish indoor pool at La Mamounia, a Leading Hotel of the World in Marrakech, Morocco. One of the most iconic views of the opulent property, the pool is framed by elaborately carved marble columns, Moorish arches and exquisite tile work. Float along while admiring the vaulted ceiling with carved wooden beams, or lounge by one of the intimate daybeds that await poolside.
6. The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Get a dose of Romanesque grandeur at the Peninsula Hong Kong’s palatial indoor swimming pool. With uninterrupted views of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline, the pool has a classically inspired design, complete with wide marble columns, coffered ceilings, and cornices that create a luxurious, regal setting for unwinding after a day in the bustling city.
7. The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, China
Rising 55 floors above Shanghai, the ceramic-tiled indoor heated pool at the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong features panoramic views of iconic city sights like the Bund. With its swanky mirrors, sumptuous lounge chairs, and lush greenery, the pool turns your daily laps into a luxurious treat – and for even more indulgence, guests can also partake in saunas, steam rooms, and luxury treatments at the hotel’s 16,000-square-foot spa.
8. Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Rome, Italy
A gorgeous 1960s classic, the Rome Cavalieri’s opulent interiors and impressive art collection provide the backdrop for an indoor pool fit for an emperor. Intricate mosaics, an impressive fountain, and a marble fireplace are just a few of the highlights at the ornate swimming pool. Though this pool is by far the most opulent, the Waldorf Astoria Resort’s Ancient Rome-themed Grand Spa Club covers over 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor pools, Turkish baths, saunas, treatment rooms, and fitness facilities.
9. Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India
Swim in a pool built for royalty (literally) at Umaid Bhawan Palace perched high above Jodhpur, India, where many of India’s maharajas lived. The Taj Palace Hotel property takes up just one part of one of the largest private residences in the world, and one of its many highlights is the incredibly romantic indoor pool. Once the private sanctuary of the royal ladies, the pool still maintains its regal glamour and is decorated with hand-painted murals by Polish artist Stefan Norblin.
10. Park Hotel Vitznau, Lucerne, Switzerland
When it’s too cold to take a dip in Lake Lucerne, you still feel as if you’re swimming into the Swiss Alps at the Park Hotel Vitznau, a Leading Hotel of the World. A massive open window frames the 68-foot-long, heated indoor-outdoor infinity pool, allowing for the ultimate aquatic escape.