ByAmanda Pressner Kreuser and Nikkitha Bakshani on January 18, 2012
Soak in the most photogenic city views at these 9 urban oases.
Courtesy The Thompson
Thompson Toronto, Toronto
Thompson Hotel execs took advantage of the city’s relatively mild weather and designed their 16th-floor oasis to maximize their guests’ access to the outdoors. “We built the infinity pool on a raised platform, so you’re at eye level with the water the second you step out of the elevator,” says Rob Cadeau, whose team oriented the entire deck to face east so it would feature an unobstructed sightline toward downtown. During warmer months, the glass wall between the indoor bar and outdoor pool retracts to create one large space for mixing and mingling. Rooms, from $300;550 Wellington St. W; 416-640-7778; thompsonhotels.com. —APK