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Press Release26 April 2021

Rooftop Revelry: IHG’s best rooftop restaurants & bars

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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

As summer creeps in, social media channels are flooded with images of open-air oases, jaw-dropping sun-kissed skylines, insta-worthy lounge seating and post-work/weekend fun. It can only mean one thing: it's officially rooftop season, something we in the hotel business know a thing or two about.


Mixing sky-high altitudes and stellar views, infinity pools, signature drinks, tasty tapas (and the occasional DJ), is undeniably one of the best ways to welcome warmer weather and spend time with friends and loved ones outdoors.

So, whether you're planning a much-awaited big adventure this summer or looking for a retreat in your own backyard, IHG Hotels & Resorts is bringing you our must-visit rooftop locales at properties across the globe*.


Spire 73 at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Location: Los Angeles, California
Description: Claiming the title of the highest open-air bar in the entire Western Hemisphere, Spire 73 is on the 73rd story of InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown and is the best spot in the city for unrivaled, 360-degree views of downtown and the mountains beyond. The stunning space features flickering fire pits, fountains, modern twists on classic cocktails and an extensive food menu.

Mr. Purple at Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

Location: New York, New York
Description: Mr. Purple captures the vibrant and artistic spirit of New York's Lower East Side. Using downtown New York as a backdrop, the multi-level space features a swimming pool, bar and variety of seating options including chaise lounges, banquettes, and high-top communal tables. Mr. Purple's menu highlights local iconic culinary staples, an expansive collection of small-batch spirits, classic cocktails with modern twists, regionally brewed craft beers, and universal wine offerings. In addition to craft cocktails, Mr. Purple also serves fresh cold-pressed juices and handcrafted coffee from local purveyors.

St. Julep at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Description: The newest rooftop escape in the city, St. Julep provides an inviting atmosphere for those craving soulful cocktails, local brews, aperitifs, kicked-up bar snacks like house-made corn dogs, and soft serve ice cream with a twist. A live DJ and an upbeat atmosphere set the perfect laid-back vibe all year-round.

Eighteen85 Rooftop Bar & Kitchen at Hotel Indigo Columbus at Riverfront Place

Location: Columbus, Georgia
Description: Less than two hours southwest of Atlanta, Eighteen85 Rooftop Bar & Kitchen resides on the top floor of the new Hotel Indigo Columbus at Riverfront Place. Serving up locally inspired craft cocktails and small Southern plates with a modern twist – like sloppy Joe tacos and pimento crab gratin – this riverfront retreat is set against a remarkable view of the Chattahoochee River.

Rooftop Bar at Kimpton Aluna Tulum

Location: Tulum, Mexico
Description: An oasis within Tulum's jungle, the newly opened Kimpton Aluna Tulum marks the brand's first opening in Mexico. Featuring vibrant design with Mayan and Mexican influence – a mix of spirituality and modernity – the hotel provides an ideal atmosphere to rest off the beaten path. The rooftop, which includes a pool with sun loungers, offers yoga and meditation sessions, cocktail classes, great views of the lush jungle, and live DJs at night. Whether you want to relax with drinks and small-plate dinners from the hotel's spectacular Bhanu Sky Kitchen or go a little wild this rooftop bar has it all.


CHAR Bar at Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

Location: Shanghai, China
Description: On the top floor of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, CHAR Rooftop gives guests an unobstructed, jaw-dropping 270-degree view of the Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline. At the bar, unwind with a timeless vintage cocktail or revamped classic, enjoy the vibrant social scene while DJs play in the background, or visit the grill just one floor down for anything from succulent steaks to seafood feasts.

Bar.Yard at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Description: Taking inspiration from the nostalgic backyard barbecue, Bar.Yard spins up a modern day-to-night urban rooftop garden and bar on the 40th floor of Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in Thailand. At Bar.Yard, you can taste a selection of playful tropical cocktails, eat your way through a menu featuring locally sourced farm-to-table grills, and enjoy a casual, lively atmosphere against the verdant backdrop of Lumphini Park in the heart of central Bangkok, Langsuan.

INK 360 at InterContinental Phu Quoc

Location: Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Description: The highest bar on Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island, INK 360 overlooks the Gulf of Thailand and has the most stunning panoramic sunset views. Each cocktail is made using only the finest spirits and botanicals sourced from around the globe and is sure to take you on one memorable, flavor-filled journey.


LSQ Rooftop at Hotel Indigo 1 Leicester Square

Location: London, England
Description: Perched nine stories high, the only rooftop terrace bar overlooking one of the most famous squares in the world – LSQ Rooftop bar at Hotel Indigo 1 Leicester Square – is the perfect spot for an unparalleled, panoramic view of the London skyline. With floor-to-ceiling glass and a wrap-around balcony, the space draws on inspiration from its Chinatown locale and 1920s Shanghai and serves everything from bar snacks to afternoon tea to cocktails brimming with fresh, seasonal flavors.

Le Quarante 7 at Holiday Inn Paris – Notre Dame

Location: Paris, France
Description: One of the city's best kept secrets is the gorgeous rooftop views at Le Quarante 7, located on the 9th floor of the Holiday Inn Notre Dame. The striking summer rooftop bar (open May thru September) is ideal for soaking in the iconic Parisian skyline and escaping the summer heat with a cold drink – whether that might be a uniquely crafted cocktail or an off-the-menu concoction featuring various liqueurs and herbs de Provence. Whatever your preference, the bartenders are happy to create a beverage to your liking!


Rooftop Bar at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

Location: Sydney, Australia
Description: If you happen to be in the Southern Hemisphere, don't let the cooler weather slow you down! You can still enjoy sky-high happy hours with sweeping water views of Sydney Harbour and Double Bay at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay's Rooftop Bar. Lined with blue and white striped cabana lounges, you can unwind with a glass of bubbles and dine on small bites, while gazing at a view that people should write songs about.

*Food and beverage services are subject to local health guidelines to protect the wellbeing of guests and colleagues. Please contact hotels directly for more information.

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