Monday , August 15, was the world day of relaxation, a date that seems dedicated to all vacationers in the month of August. However, the summer season doesn’t end at the end of this month, it runs until September 23 and there are many lucky ones who will continue to relax until then.
For all of them, NH Hotel Group , part of Minor Hotels , has selected its seven favorite swimming pools and restaurants in southern Europe. Discover these exclusive places to enjoy, whether you are on vacation or working, the swimming pools with the best views of the city and the company’s exclusive restaurants and its most summery gastronomy made with high-quality products.
NH Collection Barcelona Calderon (Barcelona, Spain)
At this 5-star hotel you can enjoy a glass-enclosed pool with panoramic views of the city in an unrivaled location in the center of Barcelona, just a few minutes’ walk from the Gothic Quarter, the Sagrada Familia or Casa Batlló. Relax in the pool of this exclusive accommodation and enjoy the sunset with a first class cocktail at the Eleven BCN rooftop bar. There you can taste their wonderful Doctor Mule cocktail in which the vitamins of the Apple and the Lime join one of the healthiest spices on the planet: Ginger.
Prices from 330 euros per room and night in September. Pool open all year round.
NH Collection Barcelona Constanza (Barcelona, Spain)
With an unmistakable style, the NH Collection Constanza is one of the avant-garde hotels with the greatest personality in Barcelona and its swimming pool, located on the top floor, is an oasis of peace in the midst of the city’s bustling financial district.
Whether you are there on vacation or for work, you have to make a mandatory stop at GoXO, the famous Dabiz Muñoz restaurant located in the hotel. This space is synonymous with the revolution in homemade haute cuisine and a place where everything is possible. You can’t miss their famous and original XO gazpachos perfect for summer, the one with Mexican green tomatillos and jalapeños with lime and olive oil and the one with strawberries and ripe tomatoes, smoked chipotle and olive oil.
Prices from 236 euros per night per room per night in September.
NH Firenze (Florence, Italy)
After enjoying a day of sightseeing in the Renaissance city of Florence, the rooftop pool at NH Firenze is especially inviting. It is located on the top floor, seven stories high, in the open air, on a terrace that enjoys stunning views, including Brunelleschi’s dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a masterpiece of Gothic art. The hotel is next to Cascine Park, the city’s largest green space, and a 20-minute walk along the Arno River from the historic center of Florence.
This oasis also features the Narciso Comfort Food & Drink restaurant and bar for guests to enjoy fresh local seasonal ingredients and a menu that fuses Tuscan tradition with state-of-the-art culinary techniques. Enjoy a wide variety of quick meals and snacks or choose one of the magnificent house cocktails such as the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail, which contains white rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice and coconut cream; and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this elegant space.
Prices between 220 and 240 euros per room and night in September; the pool is open from June to mid-September (the opening closing period may change depending on the weather).
NH Collection Taormina (Taormina, Italy)
The swimming pool at NH Collection Taormina cannot be missing from this selection of hotels. At this five-star hotel, the pool is the ideal setting to unwind under the Italian sun while having a drink and a snack at the pool bar. Do not hesitate to take a bath and enjoy its pressure jets and relax on the sun loungers on the terrace while admiring the impressive views of the Taormina coast.
Delight yourself with the wonderful Italian cuisine in its Zefiro restaurant, located on the panoramic terrace on the 7th floor of the hotel. Through fresh and local ingredients, the dishes take whimsical shapes to offer you the most unexpected gastronomic experience and surprise you with the flavors and aromas of the land. Delight yourself with its star dish, the grouper on cream of carrots and vegetables.
Prices from 407.5 euros per room and night in September.
NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade (Lisbon, Portugal)
Lisbon is famous for its viewpoints of the seven hills, but for a more exclusive view, NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade has an eleventh-floor pool with views of the city, São Jorge Castle, and the Tagus River. The pool stays open until midnight, allowing bathers to see the city lit up at night. The rooftop terrace is free for hotel guests and features sun loungers and a cocktail bar serving light meals, drinks and snacks to accompany the unique views.
In the restaurant do Teatro you can enjoy light summer meals, salads and sandwiches, as well as well-known dishes and more traditional specialties of Portuguese cuisine. You can also enjoy their wonderful cocktails such as the spectacular Bramble, created by Dick Bradsell in Soho’s London, which they give their special touch with their homemade recipe of blackberry liqueur, gin, sugar syrup, lemon, marinated blackberries and créme de Mure. (their exclusive homemade blackberry liqueur).
Prices from 295 euros per room and night in September; swimming pool open from May to September.
NH Malaga (Malaga, Spain)
A few minutes walk from the warm beaches of Malaga and its historic center, this accommodation offers you an outdoor pool perfect for relaxing and enjoying the wonderful views of the city. Once there, you can relax on their sun loungers or at the bar located next to the pool.
In addition, from this hotel you will also have access to the Tablafina restaurant based on the fundamental pillars of Spanish tapas. Enjoy their fresh salads made with local products, such as the Malaga cod, potato, orange and olive salad or their crayfish gazpachuelo
with clams, its fine sausages or its selection of cheeses and products made by Abel Valverde. You can also delight yourself with a wine list whose extensive proposal has had the advice of Santceloni’s sommelier, David Robledo.
Prices from 128 euros per room and night in September; Pool is open daily between June 15 and September 15.
NH Collection Madrid Colon (Madrid, Spain)
The NH Collection Madrid Colón hotel is ideal for travelers who love the good life. Located next to Platea, a gastronomic complex run by some of the city’s Michelin-starred chefs, and within walking distance of Madrid’s Golden Mile of luxury stores such as Gucci, Rolex and Louis Vuitton, it has a terrace on the fourth floor which is the perfect place to relax after a busy day of shopping. The outdoor pool is surrounded by elegant sun loungers and a bar offering refreshing drinks and snacks.
Sushi lovers can enjoy the exclusive experience of 99 Sushi Bar that has a great selection of sushi and sashimi portions, such as flambéed bull nigiri with tomato puree or refreshing tartares such as spicy tuna with pickle salad. in spicy Chinese fermented cabbage sauce, wakame seaweed and straw potatoes.
Prices from 275 euros per room and night in September; the pool is open from mid-June to mid-September.