04.10.2013 | Design

Rooftop bars Barcelona, New York & São Paulo

Rooftop bars around the world
Be it an evening spent watching the glorious sunset or relaxing in an oasis of calm and tranquility with stunning views over the city below, rooftop bars make the perfect mini break.

Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona
Probably the most spectacular pool in Barcelona and voted by the Guardian as one of the top five hip hotels in Europe, the Grand Hotel Central is a popular travel destination and an attractive stopover for cool luxury. The historic Art Deco building receives enthusiastic praise from guests, together with its central location and spectacular views over the Gothic district. Light-flooded rooms, avant-garde design and the elegant atmosphere of this five star establishment are only surpassed by the stunning roof terrace: where poolside lounging, fresh air and fresh fruit and juices mean taking time out to relax in the comfy loungers is an absolute must.

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Peninsula New York

The Peninsula, New York
New York, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue – a stay in the centrally-located luxury hotel The Peninsula may not come cheap, but it’s worth every penny. Following a day spent sightseeing and shopping, take the express elevator to the Salon de Ning for a spectacular view over Manhattans skyline and Central Park.

Unique, São Paulo
The structure of the hotel designed by architect Ruy Ohtake closely resembles a half-moon covered in concrete tiles, and has earned Unique in São Paulo its reputation as a South Brazilian architectural cult object. Alongside the futuristic, weathered copper façade and round port-hole windows, the roof terrace with its magnificent panoramic view makes it one of the city’s top highlights. The hotel deck with wooden floor enclosed by discreet glass walls and recessed swimming pool has long been considered the hippest after-work hangout and attracts an international crowd on a regular basis, not just when the Biennial Arts Festival is in town. Thanks to its well-mixed cocktails, exquisite wines and elegant lounge areas, one could easily be tempted into becoming a regular here.


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