By Editorial Staff
Updated: 8:13 p.m. ET June 14, 2005
Destinations & Travel Tools > Top 10
" Forget about trendy restaurants and lounges, the pool is the new hot spot at U.S. hotels. Not only can you lounge poolside with a cocktail in hand, indulge in luxuriant massages in your own private cabana, and swim up to floating bars while listening to music underwater, but, you can return at night for the hottest party in town. Miami started the wet trend with its sexy nighttime sanctuaries and now you can enjoy the same sultry poolside scene at hip hotels across the country – even in Aspen! Dive in at one of our favorite poolside hotel bars.
The Colonnade, Boston
In a city where pubs, sports, and restaurants form the heart of the social scenes, the Colonnade gets top marks for daring to break the mold. Not only is it the only hotel in town to boast a rooftop pool, it’s also the only one to offer spectacular city views from its deck loungers, a full-service poolside bar, and even a signature drink, the Colonnade Cooler, a frothy, tropics-worthy concoction of light rum, apricot brandy, and banana liqueur. "