Rooftop Hangouts

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The Skybar is the ideal summer eatery. Order a spicy margarita and enjoy the view.
The Skybar is the ideal summer eatery. Order a spicy margarita and enjoy the view.

Summer isn’t over yet, and the best way to celebrate those waning sunny days is on a luxe rooftop, of course. We’ve found two perfect rooftop hangouts in Barcelona and Madrid that offer something fabulous for everyone. For those who want to relax and soak up the last summer rays, we suggest visiting The Principal Madrid Hotel. This boutique hotel, located on Madrid’s Gran Via, gives guests panoramic views of the Spanish capital while they relax in the lush rooftop solarium. Surrounded by cypresses and olive tress, guests will find it hard to leave their exclusive perch on one of the 20 lounge chairs, and we say there’s no hurry. Guests should order a spice mojito from the La Terraza menu and enjoy the sunset. Tip: Rooftop goers looking to dance should show up on weekend nights when the DJ performs. Advisors should contact Uxue Garcia ([email protected]) and visit

Nothing is better than a rooftop pool, and the infinity rooftop pool at Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona doesn’t disappoint. This pool, with stunning views of the city, is bound to be a popular hangout, but at the same time it’s exclusive as only hotel guests can dip their toes in. Looking to stop by just for the evening? The Skybar offers a menu of cocktails and snacks with the same outstanding view. Advisors should contact Eva Gonzalez ([email protected]) and visit

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