With temperatures continuing to rise, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts invite travellers to enjoy some of the most striking hotel pools in the world at their luxury properties far and wide. Guests can bask in the sun poolside, look towards sweeping views of the Indian Ocean or the stunning sights of Istanbul and The Bosphorus, while those who prefer to seek cool relief indoors can swim in strikingly designed aquatic settings. Coupled with luxury amenities including top-notch cuisine and delicious cocktails, guests can soak in poolside relaxation this season at these stunning sanctuaries.
Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
Fairmont Orchid, located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island, boasts a 930 square metre oceanfront swimming pool with sweeping views of the Pacific. A popular venue for weekly stargazing sessions, the pool is sustainably heated by using waste heat from a chiller system at no cost. The hotel also offers poolside and ocean front cabanas, allowing guests to participate in the ultimate lounging experience. Guests can couple their pool lounging with a menu of tropical cocktails, refreshing smoothies and cuisine.
Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Quebec
Built in 1931 for the private use of the Seigniory Club – whose elite membership included reputed Canadian businessmen, politicians, foreign dignitaries and international celebrities – Fairmont Le Château Montebello’s healthclub encompasses an inviting 25 metre indoor pool. Inspired by the châteaux of the Swiss Alps, the resort and the pool were built using the same roughhewn log construction that made the property famous. An artistic coffered hand-painted wooden ceiling with colourful motives of sea horses, scorpions and flowers in tones of burgundy, green and white adds to the rustic vibe of the pool.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, California
There must be something in the waters at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa; an ingredient that leaves guests rejuvenated, relaxed and renewed. Generations have been drawn to these same waters for hundreds of years, and the resort is proud to be one of the only luxury spa resorts in the country with its own source of thermal mineral water. All of the resort’s pools are fed by these natural waters, as travellers and locals come together to soak, heal and relax in the soothing waters. Willow Stream Spa offers a signature Watsu® massage, where guests indulge in an alfresco floating massage and are guided through a series of movements and stretches in the geo-thermal pool, maintained at 98 degrees.
Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
Fairmont Mayakoba, located in a luxury gated community near Playa del Carmen, features five freshwater pools for guests to enjoy at leisure and take in the five distinct ecosystems that thrive in this mystical Mayan land. Beachfront, jungle, tropical forest and navigable water canals are just some of the views available. There is an adult’s only pool and fun children’s pool with a waterslide. Guests can also sidle up to the Las Olas and Aqua Pool Bars located in the main pool area to enjoy refreshing drinks and cocktails.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess provides the perfect setting to enjoy al fresco living in the blooming Sonoran Desert with vast open spaces, lushly landscaped grounds, and a burning orange sun sinking behind the majestic mountains. Guests can be inspired and energized as they swim in one of the resort’s six sparkling pools, including its newest and largest pool, Sunset Beach. The 650 square-metre pool is surrounded by 840 square-metres of soft white sand and features a 2,415 square-metre pool deck. Amenities include a Pool bar, featuring beachside drinks and snacks, four luxury cabanas, a children’s splash pad, and poolside spa services.
Fairmont San Jose, California
Located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, boasts a rooftop pool like none other. Encircled in tropical palm trees and flanked by lounge chairs, the pool is the perfect location to soak up San Jose’s 257 days of sunshine. Alongside the pool, the hotel’s Signature Suites and Signature Rooms offer direct pool access via private patios. Each patio is fully equipped with two sun loungers, four easy chairs and a cocktail table suitable for casual dining. Discerning guests can savor a mixed drink and enjoy light al fresco fare from the locally inspired Gazebo menu. Fairmont San Jose’s pool and Gazebo provides a relaxing rooftop experience above and away from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose.
Swissôtel Tallinn, Estonia
Swissôtel Tallinn’s beautifully-designed indoor bean-shaped pool offers an ideal setting for guests to unwind and escape the summer heat after a day of sightseeing. Located inside the hotel’s Pürovel Spa & Sport, the pool is surrounded by comfortable deck chairs allowing guests to re-energize. Those in need of further relaxation can also take advantage of the spa’s signature treatments as well as its other amenities such as the steam bath and sauna.
Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul
Tucked away within the private gardens of Istanbul’s Swissôtel The Bosphorus, travellers can find relaxation at the outdoor pool and enjoy stunning views of the city and The Bosphorus. In addition to enjoying refreshing smoothie shots and fruit throughout the day, guests can also dine at Oasis Restaurant, the stylish outdoor poolside lounge and bar serving local and seasonal comfort food accompanied by cocktails and mocktails. Guests looking to escape the sun can also enjoy the hotel’s indoor pool and take a Pool Biking class for a perfect aquatic exercise.
Swissôtel Kolkata, India
Overlooking the city, Swissôtel Kolkata’s razor’s edge infinity pool is a major draw for celebrities as well as hotel guests alike, with breathtaking views reaching all the way to Kolkata airport. A sight to behold at all times of the day and night, the view also serves as a backdrop to Splash, an outdoor bar complementing the rooftop pool with billowing white curtains and soothing lounge music, bordered by a lagoon with floating lotus flowers.