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6 stylish hotel rooftop bars best for sipping cocktails


OK – so we are in complete denial that summer is over – and we are refusing to accept it. To take our mind of this awful news, we have come up with these six stylish hotel rooftop bars or restaurants where we will be drowning our sorrows.

These six stylish hotels are ideal to enjoy the last few days of summer with family, friends or that special someone.

Summer may be winding down, but there’s no need to head inside just yet. Take in the last weeks of sunshine sipping a cocktail at one of these hotel rooftops bars or restaurants. Whether you prefer to gaze at the Colosseum, be dazzled by the NYC skyline or enjoy the changing leaves of Boston, there’s a breathtaking view for everyone.

OK – so we are feeling a little better now.


Departure Restaurant at the Nines, Portland, OR, US

Departure Restaurant  located atop the Nines hotel in Portland, OR has two rooftop patios with sweeping views of downtown Portland, the Willamette River, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. Diners and drinkers soaking up the last rays of summer sunshine will enjoy traditional Asian dishes prepared with Northwest ingredients such as kobe meatballs andmaguro karai honey sushi rolls, plus exotic cocktails, a global wine list and the city’s largest sake list.


XV Beacon’s Rooftop Deck, Boston, US

The luxurious XV Beacon located in the historic Beacon Hill, Boston, offers guests a bird’s eye view of New England as summer turns to fall. The rooftop deck at XV Beacon provides the perfect vantage point for admiring the leaves turn, looking down on the historic architecture and the famous Charles River. Enjoy a glass of sparkling, red or white varieties from the hotel’s Wine Cellar or a cocktail from the bar at Moo, while taking in the cooling temperatures.


Omni Royal Orleans’ Garden Rooftop Bar, New Orleans, US

For the ultimate New Orleans experience, guests can enjoy a cocktail while overlooking the historic city at the Omni Royal Orleans garden rooftop bar. With panoramic views of the city, the garden rooftop serves as an observation deck of the iconic French Quarter and the Mississippi River and is the perfect place to unwind with friends and enjoy the vibrant culture of the city. While relaxing rooftop, guests can sip on the Omni Royal Orleans’ famous “Washbucket Martini.” Made with the perfect combination of gin and vodka, the oversized martinis leave guests refreshed and wanting more.


AROMA at Palazzo Manfredi, Rome, Italy

Site-see Rome without leaving the comforts of your hotel. Located directly across from the Colosseum, the Domus Aurea and Neros Gardens, Palazzo Manfredi offers unprecedented views of ancient architecture in the famous “eternal city.” Enjoy dinner at the rooftop terrace AROMA restaurant, where guests can witness the illumination of the Colosseum as the sun sets in the distance. Overlooking the whole of Imperial Rome, AROMA is the only restaurant offering front row seats of the Colosseum. A theatrical setting that cannot be matched.


La Terrazza at Hotel Continentale, Florence, Italy

At the new La Terrazza of the trendy Hotel Continentale in Florence, guests can take in the sun setting over the Ponte Vecchio, relax on plush, bespoke furniture all while sipping a cocktail from their brand new menu inspired by Italian classics, including the Negroni (originally created right in Florence). The terrace bar’s cocktail menu also offers “The Sweet Bubbling Life” (fruit-infused bellinis, sparkling champagne), “Dolce Vita Cocktails” (martinis, daiquiris), locally micro-brewed beer, and fine Italian wine. The ride up the Consorti Tower is almost as fun as the drinks with a new interactive iPad inside the elevator that allows guests to take photos of themselves on the trip up.


Le Bain, The Standard New York, US

If you want dramatic city views that turn magical at sundown, the glittering Le Bain at The Standard Highline is for you. This penthouse discothèque and rooftop bar featuring world-famous DJs, a state of the art sound system and superlative-inspiring views is just awesome. During the summer, there’s a luxury plunge pool on the dance floor and a crêperie on a “grass” covered rooftop.

This uber-luxe hotel in New York’s Meatpacking district is just fabulous. Read our review of The Standard NY hotel.

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September 9, 2013 | Travel | View comments

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