With year-round Southern California sunshine and striking views of Hollywood, Beverly Hills is the destination to elevate your poolside experience
Words: Calum Donoghue
The city’s rooftop pools offer a shimmering oasis with luxurious cabanas and poolside service, perfect for the ultimate sky-high dip.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The Peninsula Beverly Hills resembles a gracious private residence tucked amid lush gardens in a quiet corner of the city. Surrounded by panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline, The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ 60-foot outdoor rooftop pool and Jacuzzi is a hot spot for hotel guests to relax and cool down. The spacious and well-stocked cabanas come complete with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, fresh flowers and even a ceiling fan.
The Roof Garden, adjacent to the rooftop pool, offers alfresco dining as well as a charming bar, fire pit and private dining alcove. Chef de Cuisine Brandon Weaver’s market-fresh contemporary fare is a delight, with a menu of grilled items and ‘Naturally Peninsula’ cuisine for a healthy lifestyle. It's no wonder celebrities and VIPs from all over the world flock here for some down time.
The Maybourne Beverly Hills
A stylish escape from the bustling city below, The Rooftop Pool at The Maybourne Beverly Hills is one of the city’s most breathtaking spots to unwind in. Open daily until sundown for hotel guests, the saline pool is a little oasis all of its own.
Once you’ve taken the plunge and are ready to relax, the private cabanas are open for reservations to hotel guests all week, and spacious enough to accommodate up to six. They’re complete with televisions, mini fridges and complimentary WiFi.
Above SIXTY Beverly Hills
A serene outpost at the foot of the Hollywood hills, this modern Beverly Hills hotel blends upscale comfort with custom-made furniture and chic design elements. The cinematic space with rooftop pool, lounge and bar boasts stunning panoramic views of the hills and canyons, with downtown Los Angeles lights flickering in the background. The pool is studded with Swarovski crystals for extra sparkle, and there are six private cabanas with plush seating, a fireplace and a cocktail bar for some fabulous people watching (and a few drinks to round off the day). Above SIXTY Beverly Hills is the place to see and be seen, pairing California cool and Hollywood elegance with a live DJ on the weekends.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Take a refreshing swim in the city's latest rooftop at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, in their sparkling heated pool on the rooftop lounge deck. Set in an impeccably landscaped garden setting, this lounge area is among the largest of its kind in Beverly Hills and available exclusively to hotel guests. Take in panoramic views of the city and make the most of Southern California's idyllic weather in this fabulous hotspot – and hire out one of the exclusive VIP cabanas for extra glitz.