Slip into the James Dean adorned Hollywood Scoop Back (or the Yosimite trunks, for the guys) because this is some serious rooftop pool BOOM. Â Sure, Sydneyâ€™s got Ivy Pool Bar â€“ but Ivyâ€™s got nothing on this swanky sky-high oasis.
Thompson LES is a funky little hotel located in Manhattanâ€™s trendy, culture-rich Lower East Side. This isnâ€™t just the place to stay but itâ€™s also the place to be seen. Celebs from Madonna to Rachel Zoe and Alessandra Ambrosio have all dropped in recently. The hotelâ€™s rooftop bar Above Allen, and the surrounding pool, lounge and patio, is exclusive with a capital E. This place is members-only cool and Lower East Side hip. And if you donâ€™t have time to mix with the cool kids (to piggyback off of their membership) simply book a room at the boutique hotel.Â Voila, instant rooftop pool access. But post check-in, you might not make it out of the room once you fall into the luxurious custom 400-thread-count SFERRA sheets and look up to see the headboard: a Lee Friedlander print illuminated through a lightbox. Continue reading