It's almost Friday night, and to celebrate, Design Hotels is spotlighting five hotels with rooftop bars and local scenes that are good for a party.
Perched atop the 71-room property, Sense Hotel Sofia’s Rooftop Bar offers views of the historic heart of the capital, especially the imposing St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and neighboring National Assembly. On the menu: light, healthy snacks, classic cocktails and, of course, Champagne.
The private, oceanfront Bohemia Suites & Spa has the rooftop Atelier cocktail bar with a panoramic glass lift and a penchant for the unexpected -- guests are encouraged to engage with "cocktail craftsman" on unusual drinks. For food, think fresh, local produce with Asian and French influences.
Great for people-watching: Roomers Bar is said to attract a "who's who" of Frankfurt society, plus the occasional film star or socialite. Cozy booths, dim lighting and an award-winning cocktail and cigar menu set the scene for an intimate evening. For something a bit more high energy, sister properties Bristol Bar and Gekkos beckon, and the Kane & Abel club is also nearby.
Located on the rooftop of the 112-room Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa Hotel, Vi Cool by Sergi Arola has been designed to reflect the more sophisticated and laid-back party vibe of the Balearic island. Alongside a spectacular white pool created to mimic the look and flow of the sea shore, Vi Cool boasts a lounge and more formal restaurant area, separated by a large bar. Foodies take note: Two-Micheln star chef Sergi Arola oversees the menu.
A 51-room former palace in a quaint, historic barrio of Palma de Mallorca, Puro Oasis Urbano is a relaxed retreat where culture mavens can enjoy OPIO Bar, a venue that focuses on music and modern art. The bar’s patio plays host to live DJ sets on weekend evenings and the entire space can be hired for private parties and events for up to 300 guests. Guests seeking a more chilled-out vibe can head up to the rooftop terrace.