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Trends in the City: Hotel Rooftop Bars
July 27, 2009By: Alison Victor
Banyan Tree BangkokCoast to coast, continent to continent, there has been no greater trend than the urban hotel rooftop bar. Not only is it a great tool in drawing crowds and garnering attention, but it provides hotel guests with the best views of their city. So with that, and cocktails, in mind, here are a few places that seem to rise above the rest. Recently revamped, the Skybar at Mondrian Hotel is the place to be seen in Los Angeles. This rooftop destination includes an open air, ivy-covered pavilion set above a pool and outdoor living room, unique reflective glass surfaces, custom-designed furniture, and of course, the best sweeping views of L.A.

On the East Coast, Washingtonians who were eagerly awaiting the opening of the new W Washington DC have been rewarded with the cleverly named POV Rooftop Terrace. Just an elevator ride up to the 11th-floor, this Sasha Petraske owned destination boasts panoramic views of the Nation's monuments, including an almost surreal glimpse of the White House. With carefully crafted cocktails, tapas style "snacks" from culinary great Jean George, and striking red decor, the POV Lounge has elevated DC to another level.

Vertigo, Banyan Tree BangkokVertigo is typically defined as a feeling of dizziness, or disorientation, triggered by high places. With this in mind, it is easy to see why the rooftop lounge at the

Banyan Tree Bangkok has been named The Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar. The Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar has the distinction of being the highest open air bar in the world, offering guests 360 degree views of Bangkok from 61 floors up. Stylish and sleek, this destination is a must on any visitor's checklist.

Warm weather, great views, and refreshing cocktails sound like a good combination no matter where you may find them, and with so many luxury properties extending their reach to the roof top arena, we should only continue to see the outdoor trend soar.


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