Top10_PoolsWhat’s better than kicking back at a luxurious rooftop pool on a hot summer’s day? Whether you’re here in Los Angeles or traveling abroad, The Agency has you covered. Enjoy our selection of the world’s 10 best rooftop pools.

1. Marina Bay Sands – Singapore

This upscale casino-hotel on Singapore’s waterfront cost an astounding $8 billion SGD to build, making it the world’s second-most expensive casino property. And one of its greatest attractions is the phenomenal rooftop infinity pool, perched right on the edge of the modern skyscraper, flowing seemingly out onto the bright lights of Singapore below.

20101008-poolinsingapore2. Hotel Arts – Barcelona

The 44-story Ritz-Carlton tower on Barcelona’s beachfront boasts a pool to take your breath away. The super-hip pool lounge is ideal for relaxation and social events alike, and it sits right next to an iconic Frank Gehry-designed sculpture sure to take your breath away.

3. The Standard – Los Angeles

The Standard’s rooftop pool, in Downtown LA, is about as iconic as they get. The pool can be relaxing much of the week, but on a hot summer Saturday or Sunday it turns into a real social scene, with vibrating waterbeds and a busy cocktail lounge.

other-facilities-swimming-pool-kemang-icon-tn4. Kemang Icon by Alila – Jakarta

Sleek and sexy, the infinity pool on the roof of this architecturally-unique boutique hotel dramatically overlooks Kemang Raya in Indonesia’s biggest city. It has a glass-walled side, too, so you can watch swimmers moving past as you lounge on one of the white poolside recliners.

5. Mondrian – Los Angeles

With an incredible view of LA, and luxury amenities left and right, the Mondrian’s pool is all about sophistication. The adjacent SkyBar offers excellent drinks and music as well, which only adds to the upscale atmosphere.

6. SLS Hotel – Beverly Hills

Speaking of sophistication, this pool takes the cake when it comes to Hollywood glamour. Located on the 6th floor of the world-class SLS Hotel, the gorgeous spot to swim and relax also offers plenty of luxury poolside cabanas – and excellent people watching. Don’t forget to try the signature cocktails and light fare by José Andrés.

7. The Joule – Dallas20101008-poolindallas

Pushing design to the edge, this 1927 historic hotel has a very modern spin – a window-walled rooftop infinity pool that sticks out eight feet from the building’s exterior, offering views 10 stories below of downtown Dallas. This one’s not for patrons prone to vertigo.

8. B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa – Zurich

It may be cold in Switzerland much of the year, but it’s very hot up here. The Thermalbad & Spa is a steamy 100+ degrees, perched at the top of Zurich’s 60-room B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa, once a former brewery, now an industrial-chic resort.

9. Intercontinental Hotel – Hong Kong

This pool is all about location – the infinity hot tubs of the spa make it appear as though you’re taking a dip right in Hong Kong Harbor, and the pool features spectacular panoramic views. And if that’s not enough, try their delicious boutique cocktails.

20101008-poolhonkong110. Hotel Fasano – Rio de Janeiro

Rio may have some of the world’s most fabulous beaches, but they’ve also got some incredible pools. Designed by Philippe Starck, and sitting at the top of Hotel Fasano, this exclusive spot attracts celebrities of the likes of Madonna and P. Diddy. And let’s face it – it’s hard to beat Rio as a backdrop.