Hotel bars have forever had a reputation for offering over-priced, unremarkable cocktails, frequented only by guests too tired or unadventurous to brave the streets of a new city in search of anything better. However, incredible new hangouts have come onto the scene to change the way we view hotel bars.
For proof, look no further than our favorites!
Hotel Monteleone: Carousel Bar
Located in the classic New Orleans Hotel Monteleone, Carousel Bar is a hot spot that’s lured guests in for decades with their 25-seat revolving carousel. We know what you’re thinking, yes, it even rotates! You won’t need to play any drinking games to have an exciting night here.
‘Enter the magical blue-hued surroundings of OZONE, Hong Kong’s most celebrated rooftop sky bar, and see how a city can hold you in its spell from morning to night.’
Located atop the presiding Ritz Carlton tower in Kowloon, Hong Kong, Ozone sky bar and lounge stands today as the world’s highest bar! This skybar has panoramic views of Hong Kong island and the surrounding bay, a night spent at Ozone is sure to be full of avant-garde sophistication.
Palm Court Restaurant and Bar
This charming garden restaurant & bar in Rome offers welcome respite from the Roman summer heat, surrounded as it is by ancient stone walls, flowers and ivy- right in the middle of their garden. The Palm Court offers a wide choice of food all day long: coffee with home-made cornetti, light salad lunches, ice creams, cocktails, romantic dinners, and late-night drinks – and we can’t forget the live piano music! Talk about class.
The Chiltern Firehouse
The restaurant and bar within the Chiltern Firehouse hotel in London is unlike any other in the world. A contemporary take on classical elegance, the Chiltern Firehouse is a refurbished Victorian firehouse turned hotel in London’s Marylebone district.
The space inside Skyview has been designed for intimate conversations, and a rotating line-up of live music ensures the sights and sounds are as impressive as the beverages they shake up. For them, creating cocktails really is an art form.
Gaze out from the floor-to-ceiling windows at the Skyview Bar in the Burj Al Arab for panoramic views of Dubai city and the Persian Gulf. Quench your thirst at our lavish hideaway on top of the world. Soaring 200 meters above sea level.
CÉ LA VI
CÉ LA VI is the rooftop bar on the beautiful Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. This popular club/bar has sweeping views of Singapore, along with one of the world’s most photogenic rooftop infinity pools! Sip on delicate cocktails by the bar or sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere with pulsating eclectic beats from the nightly DJ sets.
Now, their sunset lounge on the southwest end of the island is an outdoor bar in Maldives that completes any fabulous day with a breathtaking sunset view, breezes off the Indian Ocean and a soothing rhythm of the lapping waves. You won’t want to be anywhere else.
Hope we helped add to your bucket list!