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01 January 2013 swimart

Cool Pools

Cool pools 

Living in Luxury

The Langham, Sydney (previously the Observatory Hotel)

This amazing 20m indoor heated pool is a part of the hotel’s luxury fitness, health and spa facilities.
Complete with pale stone columns and a star-dappled sky ceiling, this pool is designed to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and serenity. The stars above reflect in the calm water below, making the swimmer feel as if they are swimming underneath the night sky. Beautifully designed, the pool's peaceful ambience creates an oasis of quiet calm.

BurjAlArab Burj Al Arab in Dubai

This ‘seven star’ luxury hotel in Dubai boasts one of the most decorative hotel pools in the world. Colourful tiling on every surface of the room creates an exotic atmosphere for guests as they swim in one of the two pools like the one above (one is ladies only, the other is mixed). Both offer the infinity pool effect as the water runs right to the window, giving swimmers the impression they are swimming in the sky. The decorative columns also lend the feeling of bathing in the most ultimate luxury.

 

TaipaIsland Taipa island, Macau, the Crown Towers Hotel

This amazing indoor pool can be found inside the Crown Towers on Taipa Island. Designed to make the most of the million-dollar view across the water, this infinity pool is set against a length of windows that run down one side of the hotel. Sunset could arguably be the best time to find yourself swimming around this pool, with the pink light streaming in from circular skylight above the pool as well as through the windows creating the most romantic mood.

HibiscusPool Hibiscus Pool at Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii

The 4,850-square-foot Hibiscus Pool is named for the giant mosaic tile Hibiscus flower that graces the bottom. This flower is made from over 630,000 pieces of Mexican glass mosaic tiles; the entire pool contains over 2.2 million individual tiles. So gorgeous is the view this pool has over the Pacific, seats by the pool can be reserved up to a year in advance. However, the best thing about this pool is that you can enjoy its beauty without being disturbed by the kids, as the Hibiscus pool is restricted to adults only!

 

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