Intercontinental Hotels: dive in! 11 Epic IHG Hotels & Resorts Pools to Escape the Heat

With summer a week away and temperatures on the rise, there’s no better place than by the pool.

From urban oases to 1920s indoor pools, here are 11 of the coolest pools at IHG Hotels & Resorts that will have you stepping out of your bathing suits and packing your bags.

Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road Hotel

Where: Bangkok, Thailand
Details: Located at 24e floor, the infinity pool at the Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road Hotel offers breathtaking views of the Bangkok city skyline and offers the perfect sanctuary retreat from the bustling city below. The pool deck is equipped with loungers, large sofas, and a rooftop bar – where you can choose from a variety of alcoholic drinks and delicious finger foods (inspired by Thai street food).

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Where: Chicago, Ill.
Details: Built in 1929, the indoor heated junior Olympic swimming pool located at 14e floor of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s oldest pool. The pool is decorated with Spanish majolica tiles in a space that includes a terracotta fountain of Neptune – the Roman god of water and the sea – and elegant stained glass windows.

InterContinental Koh Samui Resort

Where: Koh Samui, Thailand
Details: The InterContinental Koh Samui Resort is a stunning 22-acre beachfront hotel that overlooks azure seas, private white sand beaches and features seven unique swimming pools. The resort’s signature infinity pool creates the illusion that you’re floating above the coconut groves below, providing a front row seat to a breathtaking sunset skyline.

Six senses Zil Pasyon

Where: Victoria Mahe, Seychelles
Details: In this perpetual summer haven, where coral-fringed beaches and massive granite boulders create an air of drama and beauty – Six Senses Zil Pasyon features 28 one-bedroom pool villas with panoramic views of the ocean, as well as two two-bedroom pool villas, which offer more seclusion among lush tropical vegetation. But it was the elevated pool and deck at the Six Senses Spa that caught our eye. Here you will achieve ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation through yoga sessions and meditation in a dedicated pavilion.

InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

Where: Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Details: The InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort — which has four swimming pools — is surrounded by verdant jungle-covered hills and landscaped gardens overlooking the azure ocean. From a family pool designed specifically for children with fun slides and inflatable toys to an oasis pool located near the beach with a bar and restaurant – the resort is the perfect summer escape for those looking for an energetic adventure, or simply rest and relaxation.

Regent Porto Montenegro

Where: Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
Details: Rising directly above the palm-lined shore is Regent Porto Montenegro. The hotel has a 20-meter indoor pool, but the real wonder is the Pool Club. With four outdoor pools – an infinity pool, a lap pool and two children’s pools – you can go for a swim, relax on a sun lounger while enjoying fresh Mediterranean dishes or take in breathtaking views of the sparkling turquoise waters of Boka Bay with the silhouettes of the spectacular mountain ranges in the background.

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Water Park

Where: Orlando Florida

Details: Neighboring Walt Disney World, the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark is a haven for kids (and adults who are kids at heart!). The hotel features a zero-depth lagoon pool and water park with multiple slides, dump buckets, a playground, and more. Without forgetting the Lagoon Bar – an activity more suited to adults – which the little ones can also enjoy.

Crowne Plaza Jordan – Dead Sea Resort & Spa

Where: Swemieh, Jordan
Details: Located on the longest private beach on the Dead Sea – Crowne Plaza Jordan – Dead Sea Resort & Spa features a 5,500 m² swimming pool surrounded by tall palm trees with a pool bar and an adults-only infinity pool that you can enjoy. swim to the edge for stunning views of the Dead Sea. Oh, there’s also a kids’ pool for splashing around. The outdoor fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, either! At night, El Grito opens poolside for classic Latin American cuisine and live entertainment.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Where: Hayman Island, Australia
Details: Surrounded by verdant cliffs, white sand beaches and heavenly blue seas, the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort places you in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The hotel is home to one of the largest swimming pools (composed of saltwater and freshwater) in the southern hemisphere – it spans seven Olympic size swimming pools! And has a bar in the middle of it all. But it doesn’t stop there, there are 46 suites perched above the Hayman Pool that allow you direct pool access and captivating views of the Coral Sea.

InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Details: You might need some courage to take a dip in the famous pool at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City. But once the initial excitement subsides, the balcony of the 25m pool is the perfect place to relax after a day of sandboarding in the vast deserts of Dubai. You can watch passersby walk beneath them while lounging in the sparkling pool and enjoy a different perspective of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai’s impressive skyline.

Kimpton Aluna Resort Tulum

Where: Tulum, Mexico
Details: Two pools equal twice the fun at Kimpton Aluna Resort Tulum. You can choose the ground-floor pool with a swim-up bar or the resort’s rooftop pool with palm-fringed loungers that overlook a sprawling jungle canopy — creating a peaceful bohemian escape.

This summer, IHG One Rewards members can earn up to 4x bonus points on stays through August. To take advantage of this offer, members can register via ihg.com/4xfr. Non-members can visit IHG One Rewards to learn more or register to become a member.

Dive into planning your summer getaway with IHG Hotels & Resorts today.