Detox is over so drinks on the roof anyone? When you are next ordering a cocktail, here are a few of the world’s best rooftop bars you may want to try if you get the chance (and I have been lucky enough to visit most of them)
THE STRAND HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY – Features a lounge on the 21st floor with a retractable glass roof and a bird’s eye view of the Empire State Building. It w…as designed by Lydia Marks, set designer for “Sex and the City” and “The Devil Wears Prada.”
FOUR SEASONS, MUMBAI – Aer is Mumbai’s highest rooftop bar offers panoramic city and sea views and an endless ceiling of sky and stars, creating an atmosphere that redefines the notion of freedom.
VUE BAR, SHANGHAI – Located at Hyatt on the Bund with spectacular views of the Bund and Pudong, it even has a whirlpool on the terrace.
VERTIGO, BANGKOK – On the rooftop of the 61-story Banyan Tree Hotel, is named for Alfred Hitchcock’s famous thriller. The bar is sculpted with escalated platforms and low walls to ensure an outstanding 360-degree panorama of the city.
ROOF, CHICAGO – The 7,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor space on the 27th floor of the Wit Hotel is moody and sleek. One corner features a seven-foot double-sided glass fireplace through which partygoers can gaze upon the Chicago skyline.
MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPORE – A 3-acre tropical oasis set atop the three hotel towers with 250 trees, a massive observation deck and an infinity swimming pool. Fear not drinkers, mixed in with all of those amenities are plenty of restaurants and bars offering views of the South China Sea, Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline.