Who says a business trip can't feel like a mini vacation? Below, a few of our favorite spots around the globe to get some work done poolside - because answering emails is a lot more fun when it's done from a lounge chair.
Los Angeles: Upstairs At Ace Hotel
The hip rooftop lounge at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA has drinks, music, and show-stopping sunset views. The vibe here is nothing short of energizing.
Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Dubai: The Shangri-La
The Shangri-La’s pool deck has some of the best views around of the Burj Khalifa. Get comfy on a chic sunlounger while you work, and when you’re ready for a break, dive in and take advantage of the swim-up bar.
The Shangri-la, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 75880, Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Miami: The Mondrian
Let’s be real: nobody wants to be working when they’re in Miami. Everything about this city screams “vacation mode,” so squeeze in some chill time by checking things off your to-do list next the Mondrian’s legendary pool, which is adored by locals and travelers alike. The pool deck boasts beautiful views of the city, along with poolside music and yoga on the weekends.
The Mondrian 1100 West Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Chicago: InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
This indoor pool will keep you warm no matter the season, and it’s surrounded by jaw-dropping architecture that dates back to 1929. Here, you and your laptop will be surrounded by colorful tile work, stained-glass windows, and a gorgeous terra-cotta fountain. The tranquil vibe will keep you focused and relaxed.
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Las Vegas: Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
The Waldorf Astoria is the ideal Vegas hangout for a business traveler: it’s near the action of the Strip, but once you step inside, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a peaceful oasis. Hunker down in a cabana on the eighth-floor pool deck as the waitstaff brings you all the drinks, gelato, and smoothies you’ll need to cool off.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, 3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158
Singapore: ParkRoyal On Pickering
The ParkRoyal’s infinity pool looks out over the city skyline, and is dotted with striking glass cabanas inspired by Asian bird cages. Trust: your Instagram feed will thank you for this one.
ParkRoyal On Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore, 059413, Singapore
Sydney: Astral Tower And Residences
This luxurious pool looks out across the bay at the Sydney skyline. You’ll gaze out at lovely views of Darling Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge - talk about paradise.
Astral Tower And Residences, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia
Hong Kong: Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island
If you’ve ever wanted to float in mid-air, the pool at Hotel Indigo will get you pretty dang close. The Indigo’s glass bottom pool “dangles” off the side of the building as if you’re swimming among the skyscrapers. Trendy decor was clearly top of mind when this space was designed, because the Hotel Indigo does aesthetics oh so right. Of course, you’re here to “work,” so you’ll be happy to know that the pool has excellent wifi, and is centrally located in Wan Chai.
Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island, No.246 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong, China
Rio de Janeiro: Miramar Hotel By Windsor
This rooftop infinity pool offers panoramic views of Copacabana Beach, like looking out at a real-life postcard. Kick back under a lounge umbrella, fire up that free wifi, and don’t forget to order a caipirinha from the poolside bar.
Miramar Hotel By Windsor, Avenida Atlântica, 3668, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-001, Brazil