Gravity Defying Hotel Swimming Pool in Italy

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I love hotel swimming pools. Not necessarily the W Hotel style see-and-be-seen type where guests mill about in ankle-deep water half-clothed with cocktail in hand (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but swimming pools that encourage actual swimming.

For fellow pool aficionados, I’ve written before about pools that are worth redeeming points for at US properties.

The Hotel Hubertus in Italy has unveiled a swimming pool that some are saying defies gravity. Perhaps a little bold in the claim, nevertheless the pool admittedly looks pretty cool seemingly perched on stilts (larch tree trunks).

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The latest addition to Hotel Hubertus’ other 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools, the new Sky Pool is an elevated 82 foot long infinity pool positioned 39 feet above the ground with a glass panel at the bottom. Kept at a comfortable 86 degree temperature, the idea is to give swimmers the feeling of floating in the clouds, which is enhanced by the glass front, stunning countryside views, and the dark grey stone bottom that reflects clouds as they pass overhead. The work of Architectural design firm NOA, the new pool

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To me the glass bottom feature sounds similar to the porthole in the pool at the The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton (formerly one of my favorite properties when it was a Westin in the Starwood chain).

The porthole pool at Hilton's The Diplomat (screengrab from Hilton's website)

The porthole pool at Hilton’s The Diplomat (screengrab from Hilton’s website)

I can’t recall any hotels I’ve stayed at that are perched at such a dizzying height, and Hotel Hubertus’ new Sky Pool looks wonderfully unique and inviting.

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If you want to try out the pool and hotel, rates start at 137 EUR (about 147 USD).

Note that all photos of the pools at Hotel Hubertus are from their website.

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  1. dotti cahill

    what about the one in singapore high up over the funny looking hotel

    • Melinda

      Right Dotti! It is the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and while I haven’t stayed there some readers might have.

      That hotel has an infinity pool too, which they boast is the highest and longest infinity pool in the world. Those huge concrete pillars holding up the entire place are super sturdy, but now that you mention it, the design does seem quite similar to the Italian hotel.

  2. Pamela Anderson

    It’s looking beautiful. I really want to visit these places. Actually I am planning a trip to Italy in next month & I was looking for some best pool holiday houses and apartments for a pleasant holiday. I found your blog so informative and helpful. Please suggest some more places in Italy.
    appartement vacances en Italie

    • Melinda

      Thanks for your kind words Pamela Anderson. Italy is one of my favorite countries to visit!

      While I don’t have any material on apartments or holiday houses (I usually stay in hotels or at a friend’s house), I’ve done a couple trip reports on Italy that you might find helpful and interesting.
      Florence, Portofino, Pisa and Milan are included in the first, and the second is Rome, Venice, Sirmione, Verona, and Lake Maggiore.


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