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CHEETAH SIGHTING AT HOTEL POOL, SOUTH AFRICA

Is this not the coolest cat ever? Check out this Express piece about an actual cheetah hanging out by a hotel pool in Cape Town, South Africa. Here’s a photo from the story: It’s the Hopewell Private Game Reserve. The photo on their web site showing a photo of an elephant cooling off on property …

Hotel Shangri-La, Santa Monica

2 NEW HOTEL POOL DAY USE APPS

A couple of new Apps are popping up that allow users to purchase day passes at local hotel pools. Sweet. Anything that helps us make hotel swimming pools more accessible warms our hearts (and cools our toes). Download Daycationapp  to buy day passes for hotel and resort pools, spas, and other hotel …

Copacabana Palace, Rio

5 HOTEL SWIMMING POOLS IN RIO DE JANEIRO

So, you’ve decided to brave the political uncertainty, instability, and threat of Zika to see the games in Rio? Here are 5 of the hotel pools you might want to swing by between events: 1. Hotel Fasano is in the Zona Sul at the apex of two fabulous beaches (Ipanema and Arpoadqr). The rooftop …

Joule

HOTEL POOLS IN DALLAS link

This is a great roundup of hotel swimming pools in Dallas. Comprehensive with lots of locations and also great tips from what to drink to when to go. We still want to check out the Joule, but if we make it to Dallas we have other options now as well. …

Pool Boy Infographic

HOTEL SWIMMING POOL INFOGRAPHIC

Awesome infographic on a day in the life of a pool boy at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, courtesy of Conde Naste Traveler. I wish every hotel would do this! And if you’re at the Peninsula, Beverly Hills, keep in mind the very popular Pomegranate Mojito’s are pretty pricey ($16).