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Beat the Heat: NYC's Hotel Roof-Top Pools

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Summer in New York City can be notoriously grueling—the cement holds the heat through the night and denizens get to feeling like they are slow-baking with nary a respite. Bathtubs filled with cold water and ice cubes and day-long movie-theater marathons are formidable weapons, but there’s a more elegant strategy to beating the heat: hotel roof-top pools. Of course, this costs the price of a night’s stay, but checking in and taking a dip gives perfect staycation relief. Here are three in downtown Manhattan (consider booking back-to-back stays!) where you can find a cool, aquatic oasis.

Trump Soho
On the seventh-floor terrace of Trump Soho, service is top-of-the-line at this waterfall-lined plunge pool (ask for a Kindle to use poolside!), and a fresh menu is on offer at Bar D’Eau for 2012, featuring treats such as a Spicy Tuna Tartare with Won Ton Crisps and a Kiwi Krush Caipirinhia.

The James
Just a few blocks from the Trump Soho, the pool at The James is on the 18th floor. Booking the R&R package (available through 9/30/2012) gets you Havaianas, sunscreen, cocktails, and reading materials with your stay.

Thompson LES
What’s cooler that a pool with original artwork on the bottom. Gerard Malanga’s filmstrip Andy Warhol keeps an eye on you as you lap at Thompson LES.

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Laura Teusink is the managing editor at Travel + Leisure.

 

 

Photo courtesy of Laura Teusink.

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