10 View-Worthy Hotel Bars Around the World
Here in Chicago, we’re especially excited about Memorial Day weekend because it unofficially means the start of summer. Here’s a look at some of the best rooftop and sky high hotel bars around the world that make for a perfect summer spot to city gaze and soak it all in.
For a panoramic view of the historical quarter of Moscow, head to the 10th floor of Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow and visit its Conservatory Lounge & Bar Terrace. Sit inside the glass-roofed dining room where you can watch all the action through the open kitchen. Or relax outside on the terrace where you can enjoy the views over the Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre and Parliament House… It’s no wonder the Conservatory Lounge & Bar Terrace featured in the Architectural Digest magazine’s list of Best Bars of the World!
2. Private Terrace at Hyatt Hotel du Louvre
If you plan on staying at Hyatt Hotel du Louvre in Paris this summer, make sure you ask a staff member to show you the private terrace on the fifth floor. Hidden behind a ‘secret’ door, this small terrace sits amongst the Parisian chimneys, offering spectacular views of the Louvre Museum, Montmartre and Centre Georges Pompidou… your very own secret hideaway!
Check out Bar La Vue on the top floor of Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile. Try one of the cocktails especially created for Bar La Vue by barman Johan Costet while taking in the breath-taking views of the ‘City of Light’. At 140metres high, this view is certainly not one to miss and has a prime view of the Eiffel Tower’s evening light shows.
The elegant and comfortable VUE Bar, located on the 32nd and 33rd floors of Hyatt on the Bund, commands the best views of both sides of the Huangpu River – the Bund on the Puxi side and the colourful skyline of the Lujiazui area on the Pudong side. Indulge in the bar’s comprehensive selection of refined champagnes from Level 33′s open-air terrace. The ambience and resident DJ turn this venue into the hottest nightspot in town.
Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is nestled on a verdant, terraced hillside overlooking the beach of Kamala Cove, just 10 minutes from the beach-side restaurants of Surin and the nightlife of Patong. Featuring dramatic horizon views overlooking the Andaman Sea, Sunset Grill Terrace is a chic rooftop bar with extra-wide beanbags and an extensive wine list, impressive cocktails and freshly squeezed juices. It’s the perfect venue for cosy lounging or stylish sunset parties.
New York Bar‘s floor-to-ceiling glass windows show off stunning vistas of the sprawling metropolis and sparkly city lights below. It has become such an establishment in the city, even world-famous, thanks to scenes from the movie “Lost in Translation.” Enjoy evening drinks or relax with an after-dinner digestif to the sounds of live jazz by top American artists while admiring spectacular views of nighttime Tokyo. Here, you’ll also find four massive paintings of New York scenes by Italian artist Valerio Adami and an installation of 20 commissioned works by Tokyo artist Minoru Nomata, known for his paintings of visionary architectural schemes.
NoMI Garden is a secluded seventh-floor retreat is a summertime sanctuary for those craving thirst-quenching cocktails, a delicious lunch, an anytime appetizer or a romantic dinner with chic surroundings. Enjoy casual outdoor dining in downtown Chicago at the rooftop restaurant and lounge. Menu items by Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche include cool summer soups, sushi, new Yakitori stations, hearty sandwiches and salads. A seasonal cocktail program offers drinks served with the freshest ingredients, and satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade milkshakes from Pastry Chef Meg Galus or soft serve ice cream.
Bar 54 is an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar with a prime location in New York City’s Times Square. As the city’s highest hotel rooftop bar, patrons will be amazed by the river-to-river views of the city’s skyline spotting New York’s most legendary landmarks including the Chrysler Building and One World Trade Center. Renowned mixologist, Julie Reiner, is the creative force behind the spirits list and cutting edge cocktail menus to sip under mirror-polished ceiling panels that draw natural light into the space and reflect the twinkling visage below.
Hyatt Regency Dubai, an iconic luxury five star hotel, offers a lavish Champagne Brunch at Al Dawaar, Dubai’s only revolving restaurant. With stunning 360 degree view of the sea and the city skyline, enjoy an extensive international buffet at the restaurant on every Friday afternoon.
Crowning the hotel on the 52nd floor, the Rooftop Bar of Andaz Tokyo, which will open in June, creates the great mood and vibe for cocktails with the open air terrace overlooking the spectacular view of Tokyo skyline. The design of bar reflects the essence of Japanese life philosophy; guests enter through a dimmed tea room with low counter seating. To accompany the contemporary Japanese design, the cocktail menu’s focus is strongly based on seasonality with emphasis on fresh fruits and premium teas.