Rooftop Resilience

Stepping into a hotel’s elevator, the doors close in front of you. Immediately you’re being whisked to a top floor, however, this time it’s not to a room. It’s for an experience that has come to uniquely define every major city in the world. Where jetsetters sit with martinis + regale in living la vita luxe & business moguls contemplate world domination. Height is king.

The doors open to reveal one of the most sought after places. A rooftop lounge. Having¬† become a part of local culture, these oases in the sky have become a destination to experience like all the hotels’ palatial pools. And in reality, no one is there for the drinks. It’s all about the view taking over your senses. A martini with a twist of dynamic Dubai skyline is unrivaled. Sangria + tapas in Madrid? Yes, please… and throw in centuries-old, romantic Spanish architecture as well. Original vodka from Russia while sitting in Moscow? Well, that tastes slightly better with Kremlin rocks.

Whatever grand purpose you have to be in a particular city, take pleasure in the smaller moments. Look down + catch your breath. It’s not the height. It’s a city striking you with her power.



Lebua Hotel Bangkok | 63rd Floor


Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai | 24th Floor


Banyan Tree Bangkok | 61st Floor


Ritz Carlton Moscow | 10th Floor


Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai | 33rd Floor


Four Seasons Mumbai | 34th Floor


JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square | 40th Floor


ME Madrid | 8th Floor


The Marmara Pera Istanbul | 21st Floor




(pictures via respective hotel)