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La Terrazza, Ferragamo’s Continentale Hotel, Florence

When traveling to a new city, do you find yourself at hip hotel bars? Without really realizing it before, I think I do. Perhaps it’s because upscale hotels invest in location, location, location, as well as supreme design talent to create well-crafted spaces that attract the jetset type. And in the heat of summer, it’s no surprise that one would flock to outdoor and rooftop bars. Because really, what feels sexier than a sparkling city view with a cosmopolitan crowd, loungey DJ, and good design? Check out these internationally known hot spots and take note for your next adventure…

Aer, Four Seasons Mumbai

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Sky Bar, Bangkok

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Luna Tapas Bar, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende Hotel, Mexico

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Ristorante Bramante, Raphaël Hotel, Rome

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GB, Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

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Mikla, Marmara Pera Hotel, Istanbul

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Juvia, Miami

Le Panoramique, Chamonix, France

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The Standard, NYC

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Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

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The Roof, ME Madrid Reina Victoria Hotel

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Have you been to any of these wanderlust-worthy destinations?

Or are they on the bucket list?

One day I will make it to Greece and Spain!

Images via Architectural Digest

11 Comments

  • June 26, 2013 Reply

    Heather M.

    The photo of Athens took my breath away! I went to Spain years ago after college but Italy is next up on my list. Florence looks incredible (sigh) :-)

  • June 26, 2013 Reply

    Alison

    This is a fabulous round-up, Athens and Rome looks dreamy!

  • June 26, 2013 Reply

    Charlotte

    Gorgeous post- one of my favorites! Just pinned nearly every place. I’m working my way through NY’s rooftop bars this summer, but they’re not nearly as pretty.

  • June 26, 2013 Reply

    Alexa

    These are all gorgeous!That one in Bangkok looks wild…but I almost prefer the little garden/patio inspired ones, like the one in Rome. Ahhh to be in Rome right now with a glass of chianti in hand! :) Happy Wednesday!

  • June 26, 2013 Reply

    Annie

    Too cool!!!! I think Chamonix, France wins for me as the absolute coolest/takes your breath away, while that little spot in Rome is perfectly charming in that way only places in Italy can be ;)

  • June 26, 2013 Reply

    FripperyVintage

    Gorgeous love all of these. I’ve been to the rooftop bar of The Hassler in Rome it has a stunning view.

  • June 26, 2013 Reply

    Elisa

    There really isn’t anything better than sipping cocktails atop a roof at sundown. There’s something about being above all the hubbub that really takes my mind away from the mess of reality.

  • June 26, 2013 Reply

    molly

    whoa i am suffering wanderlust now for sure! i dream of going to istanbul – it’s on the list! ;-)

  • June 26, 2013 Reply

    L. Providence

    Wow. These places are absolutely breathtaking. Writing them all down. Definitely need to take a visit one of these days.

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  • June 27, 2013 Reply

    Gabrielle | Savvy Home

    I’ve been to the Standard rooftop in NYC – but I think if I had to pick one (or two) I’d try the tapas bar in San Miguel or the Terrazza in Florence. Gorgeous!

  • July 1, 2013 Reply

    DPAGES

    Fantastic post and great inspiration for future travel plans.

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