Best summertime rooftop treats

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Along with alfresco picnics and breezy brunches, rooftop sips and dips rank with the greatest pleasures of summer in the city. And as every traveller worth their bucket lists knows, a good hotel rooftop bar will never go out of style: there’s nothing like mingling, drinking and swimming above the buzzing streets of the city below.

Whether you are lucky enough to be a permanent resident or will travel for a happy hour with a view, these are our top five Avani hotels with all the rooftop vibes you can ask for.

SEEN Restaurant & Bar at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel

A sensual playground of elevated cuisine and craft cocktails, SEEN Restaurant & Bar in Bangkok is where the city slickers come to sin, be seen and escape from it all. Perched 26 floors above the City of Angels and the Chao Phraya River, this is the ultimate luxe watering hole where bold flavours, fantastical mixology and sultry beats compete for your attention with the rolling skyline. Located on the top floor of Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel and designed by M&J London, the clever use of indoor-outdoor spaces makes SEEN an all-weather spot.

The Pool at Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites

In Dubai, living a glamorous lifestyle comes as natural as breathing. Case in point is the newly opened Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites featuring a scene-stealing dual-level outdoor swimming pool overlooking the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah. With Dubai’s iconic skyline unfolding in front of you, this is a great place to soak up the sun and enjoy an invigorating swim to start off or wrap up your day.

Missippi’s Pool Bar & Social Hub at Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai Hotel

The brainchild of Candypants and Livit, the renowned party event hosts, Missippi’s Pool Bar & Social Hub at Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai Hotel has added another dimension to Dubai’s lively clubbing and nightlife scene. Serving up an innovative mix of drinks, bites and music, Missippi's is also a visual dream. An enticing blend of poolside pastels with a dash of Bali, Tulum and Miami sass, this is a venue to see and be seen. Bust your hunger with breakfasts to fuel your sunshine adventures, find wholesome lunches full of colour and exciting global plates for dinner.

The Sky Bar at Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel

The perfect place for a cocktail with a view, the Sky Bar at Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel makes the most of its central location in downtown Lisbon. The chic yet relaxed spot offers a 360-degree view of the city's signature red rooftops, sun-baked buildings, pockets of greenery and avenues cascading towards the sea. Drinks are superb and a quirky mural adds a pop of colour to the otherwise monochrome décor while doubling as a backdrop for cheery selfies.

Stratos at Avani Windhoek Hotel

Stratos, the signature rooftop restaurant and bar at Avani Windhoek Hotel, is the latest’ addition to the city’s entertainment mix. Located on the 15th floor, with magnificent views of the capital of Namibia, Stratos comes with two bars, a pool and a sun deck — perfect for mixing and mingling. Positioned as an upscale entertainment space, Stratos has quickly become the go-to destination for Windhoek's socialites who come here to soak up the sun and the city culture. The uniquely local cocktails are a must, the mouth-watering mains are not to be missed and the tantalising desserts are definitely desired.