Sunday, July 26, 2015

By Kristine Hansen
Forget about swim-up bars and elegant infinity pools.
Today’s coolest hotel pools flaunt jaw-dropping, quirky amenities like
sharks on the other side of a glass wall or the image of Andy Warhol’s
face on the floor below.
Forget about those old kidney shapes, too.
These days a pool may be saucer-shaped, or a glass cube.
Tired of the same-old aquamarine water? Imagine swimming in water
that’s blood-red, or gold.
From Las Vegas to Austria, from Manhattan’s bustling Lower East Side
to tranquil Tibet, here are some of the world’s weirdest hotel pools.
The Tank, Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Las Vegas (Photo: Golden Nugget Hotel
& Casino)Where else but Sin City would a hotel devise such an
adrenaline-seeking theme to its poolside atmosphere? Tucked into the Golden
Nugget property is The Tank, where sharks swim in a glass-enclosed structure
and humans coast down a 30-foot waterslide that’s – thankfully
– separated from the fish.
Infinity Pool, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (Photo: Marina Bay
Sands)Perched on the 57th floor of one of its three towers, the SkyPark hosts
a 150-meter infinity-edge pool that creates the appearance of floating off
into the clouds while swimming.
Rimming the other side of the pool are palm trees and chaise lounges.
Bonus: Singapore’s skyline never looked so stunning.
Related: 8 Cruise-Ship Pools that Make You Say WowThe Red Pool, The
Library, Koh Samui, Thailand (Photo: The Library)What looks like blood in
the aptly named Red Pool at The Library is an optical illusion, thanks to a
mosaic of orange, yellow and deep-red tiles glinting under a blazing sun.
Crave a good book after a swim? Look no further than the adjacent all-white
library, The Lib, and sink into a red mattress or black beanbag-chair on the
pool’s wooden deck.
St.
Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet (Photo: St.
Regis Lhasa Resort)The stunning view of the Himalayas from your room
isn’t the only artful aspect of this nearly 5-year-old luxury hotel.
Take a dip in the gold pool, located inside the 11,700-square-foot
spa’s Iridium Room.
Because each tile in the pool is gold, it literally glows.
The black-and-white sea serpent hovering above makes it an even more magical
experience.
Related: Hot Child in the City: The 10 Best Urban PoolsLaucala Island
Resort, Laucala, Fiji (Photo: Laucala Island Resort)The 80-foot-long
glass cube that serves as the resort’s pool is as chic as the
3,500-acre, private-island hotel itself.
Come nightfall, Tiki torches create a serene Polynesian vibe.
If you want to do laps or spread out, no worries, as there is also a
lagoon-style pool surrounding the cube.
For more private soaks, simply retire to your villa, which features a private
infinity pool.
Sixty LES (Lower East Side), New York City (Photo: Sixty LES)Proof that
Andy Warhol lives on is no further than this boutique hotel in Manhattan,
where the ego-driven artist’s face (through black-and-white film
stills) is pictured on the bottom of the rooftop pool.
Comfy orange chaises surrounding the pool add to the design.
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Swimming Pool
Aqua Dome, Tyrol, Ötztal , Austria (Photo: Aqua
Dome)Looking like a scene from a fantasy film, the three pools at this hotel
in Austria’s Ötztal region resemble UFOs.
Even weirder are the underground tunes and light shows in one.
If you can get over the oddity, the reward is a great view of the mountains
while you take in the healing therapies of the sulfurous water in one of the
pools.
LeCrans Hotel & Spa, Crans-Montana, Switzerland (Photo: LeCrans
Hotel & Spa)Fresh off of a mid-June reopening for the season, this
beautiful hotel’s heated outdoor pool, located in Le Cinq Mondes Spa,
is high up in the Swiss Alps and literally carved into the snow.
Another perk: ski-in, ski-out access, which allows for even more pool time as
you’re not wasting it trekking to the lift.

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What looks like blood in the aptly named Red Pool at The Library is an optical
illusion, thanks to a mosaic of orange, yellow and deep-red tiles glinting
under a blazing sun.
Crave a good book after a swim? Look no further than the adjacent all-white
library, The Lib, and sink into a red mattress or black beanbag-chair on the
pool’s wooden deck.
St.
Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet (Photo: St.
Regis Lhasa Resort)The stunning view of the Himalayas from your room
isn’t the only artful aspect of this nearly 5-year-old luxury hotel.
Take a dip in the gold pool, located inside the 11,700-square-foot
spa’s Iridium Room.
Because each tile in the pool is gold, it literally glows.
The black-and-white sea serpent hovering above makes it an even more magical
experience.
Related: Hot Child in the City: The 10 Best Urban PoolsLaucala Island
Resort, Laucala, Fiji (Photo: Laucala Island Resort)The 80-foot-long
glass cube that serves as the resort’s pool is as chic as the
3,500-acre, private-island hotel itself.
Come nightfall, Tiki torches create a serene Polynesian vibe.
If you want to do laps or spread out, no worries, as there is also a
lagoon-style pool surrounding the cube.
For more private soaks, simply retire to your villa, which features a private
infinity pool.
Sixty LES (Lower East Side), New York City (Photo: Sixty LES)Proof that
Andy Warhol lives on is no further than this boutique hotel in Manhattan,
where the ego-driven artist’s face (through black-and-white film
stills) is pictured on the bottom of the rooftop pool.
Comfy orange chaises surrounding the pool add to the design.
Related: WATCH: We Dare You to Cannonball the New World’s Deepest
Swimming Pool
Aqua Dome, Tyrol, Ötztal , Austria (Photo: Aqua
Dome)Looking like a scene from a fantasy film, the three pools at this hotel
in Austria’s Ötztal region resemble UFOs.
Even weirder are the underground tunes and light shows in one.
If you can get over the oddity, the reward is a great view of the mountains
while you take in the healing therapies of the sulfurous water in one of the
pools.
LeCrans Hotel & Spa, Crans-Montana, Switzerland (Photo: LeCrans
Hotel & Spa)Fresh off of a mid-June reopening for the season, this
beautiful hotel’s heated outdoor pool, located in Le Cinq Mondes Spa,
is high up in the Swiss Alps and literally carved into the snow.
Another perk: ski-in, ski-out access, which allows for even more pool time as
you’re not wasting it trekking to the lift.

More from Fox News Travel:These Iceland adventure photos will take your
breath away
10 best water park resorts
Six Flags bans selfie sticks at all
theme park locations
WATCH: Floating Alive on the Dead SeaLet World
traveling club Travel inspire you every day.
Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
and Pinterest.
 Check out our original adventure travel series A Broad Abroad.
 Tired of the same-old aquamarine water? Here are some of the world's
weirdest hotel pools.

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