By: Melissa Stevens
If you don’t have a pool in your apartment complex and are not a member of a club but feel like having a dip and cocktail by a swimming pool, there are ways in Hong Kong! All you need is a day pass and you can beat the heat and swim in style at some of the city’s hotel pools.
Conrad Hong Kong
Work up a sweat shopping at Pacific Place and then head up to the Conrad Hong Kong and cool off in their gorgeous outdoor pool. You can get a weekday pass for HK$400 per person or a weekend/public holiday pass for HK$550 per person. This gives you access to the pool, steam room and sauna and includes locker use, towel and bathrobe.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
2521 3838 | conradhotels3.hilton.com
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Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
The Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai has a 50m outdoor pool which is heated. Lie back and bask in the views of the city’s skyline, surrounded by lush tropical greenery. A day pass costs HK$550 and gives you access not only to the pool, but also the gym and sauna.
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
The views from the Ritz-Carlton are legendary, with the hotel the home of Ozone, the highest bar in the world. The hotel’s indoor infinity pool can be found on the 116th floor and can be enjoyed even if you are not a guest of the hotel, courtesy of a HK$700 day pass. This gives you access to the pool, fitness centre and outdoor spa. An extra HK$250 grants you the right to use the health club and you can then pay for spa treatments offered by the club.
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
W Hong Kong
The W Hong Kong has a rep for always being at the forefront of what’s hip and happening. This chic, high-rise hotel offers a day pass to its rooftop swimming pool on the 76th floor of the hotel. It costs HK$988 which includes use of the pool and outdoor jacuzzi as well as two glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon
Cordis Hong Kong
Swimming at the Cordis Hong Kong is definitely a sensory experience. The 20m outdoor heated swimming pool not only offers city views from its 42nd floor location, it is equipped with an underwater audio system and fibre optic lights. The Cordis offers day passes for HK$400 which gives you access to the pool, steam room, sauna and fitness centre.
555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
3552 3388 | cordishotels.com
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
The temperature-controlled rooftop pool at the Sheraton has impressive views over Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. It offers day passes for HK$300 to the 18th floor facility where you can have a dip or chill on the sundeck, as well as getting access to the gym and jacuzzi facilities. The hotel is conveniently located on Nathan Road.
20 Nathan Road, Kowloon
2369 1111 | starwoodhotels.com
The Mira Hong Kong
The Mira Hong Kong is part of the Design Hotels network of properties, so it’s no surprise that their indoor infinity pool is among the most sleek and stylish of hotel pools. You can get a day pass for HK$400 which allows you use of the pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Make sure you check out the flotation lounges!
Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Island Shangri-La Hong Kong
The setting of this pool has made this one of the city’s most popular hotel pools, so the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong has set a limit on their day passes to ensure it doesn’t get too crowded. Day passes are HK$650 and limited to weekdays. A pass gives you access to pool and gym.
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central
InterContinental Hong Kong
Technically you can’t get a day pass to the InterCon’s giant infinity pools which overlook Victoria Harbour. A loophole exists, however, in that anyone who books an iSpa treatment then gets all-day access to the pool. Getting to swim in this most glamorous of hotel pools It doesn’t come cheap though – a three-hour spa visit will set you back HK$3980 or HK$6980 per couple.
18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon
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