The Most Amazing Indoor Hotel Pools


More than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, and the bulk of that, about 96 percent, is saline ocean water. The water filling some of the planet’s most incredible indoor swimming pools isn’t included in that number. Here are a few of elaborate indoor hotel pools elegant and majestic enough to almost rival Earth’s oceans.


High above the grand architecture of Shanghai sits an infinity pool surrounded by tall windows that look upon the largest Chinese city’s skyline. This sparkling pool is located in the spa at the Four Seasons Shanghai.


It may seem foolhardy to choose an indoor pool in a city like Miami, known for its stunning beaches and bright sunshine. However, the indoor spa pool at the Miami Viceroy Hotel makes a day indoors seem reasonable. The elegant pool is encased by gleaming grayish-white marble and includes a floating library and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Key Biscayne.


Opulent architecture, brilliant blue Spanish Majolica tile, and a terra-cotta Neptune fountain make this Olympic-size indoor pool a must-see. Giant fish scale windows at either end project shimmering fish onto the water of this enormous swimming pool.


The City of Lights has an indoor hotel pool that promotes light therapy. The walls of the serene pool change color to encourage calm and comfort thanks to lights that reflect a wall of mirrors.

Asheville, NC

Despite its clean, crisp water, swimmers in the indoor pool at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville can be forgiven for thinking they’ve entered a cave. The rounded ceiling and stone archways appear almost cave-like. The 43,000-square-foot subterranean spa features 10 mineral baths.

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