You don't have to live in Manhattan to know that private swimming pools there are few and far between. Luckily, a few savvy hoteliers have taken the plunge by building some very stylish spots to make a splash—in or out of the water. Here, our favorite four.
The GANSEVOORT's rooftop pool is a swimmers' oasis by day and a swinging scene by night. The views and underwater music make it our top dip. www.hotelgansevoort.com
Open to members and guests, the SOHO HOUSE's pool serves drinks to a chic crowd lounging in hammocks. Kids are welcome, but not after 1 p.m. on weekends. www.sohohouseny.com
A year-round classic, the PENINSULA's indoor pool caters to serious swimmers. The adjacent sundeck serves lunch and cocktails. www.newyork.peninsula.com
The sleek HOTEL QT has a glass-enclosed pool with a swim-up bar for the pretty young things and a stone mezzanine leading to a steam room. www.hotelqt.com