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Open, airy and opulent, the Pool Piazza at The St. Regis Atlanta is nothing short of stunning — the 40,000-square-foot area is designed to evoke a Mediterranean escape and it succeeds in every way. Decorative stone architectural details, large red awnings, red-and-white-striped lounge chairs, fireplace and a majestic fountain feature give the space a grand getaway feel you just don’t find at most urban hotels.
Two curved stone staircases lead to the Grand Terrace, which overlooks the pool piazza. Up here you’ll be able to lounge in a cabana and order poolside eats and drinks (occasionally the lawn is set up to play bocce ball, badminton or table tennis).
Some of the luxe amenities at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel's pool include complimentary fruit-infused water, beach towels, Wi-Fi and magazines (Vanity Fair, Men’s Fitness, Wine Spectator). But our favorite poolside perks are the freebies handed out about every hour, including fresh fruit smoothie samplers, Evian misters, chilled towels, iced cappuccino samplers, frozen fruit skewers and iced coconut water.
The Poolside Bar & Café menu is top notch, too. You can have an alfresco but sophisticated dining experience (think chilled soups, fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches) by the bar or in the lounge area in front of the fireplace. Want a killer cocktail to sip? Try the Electric Lemonade, the St. Regis Punch or the Cucumber-Basil Cooler, made with club soda, simple syrup, sour mix and fresh cucumber, basil and lime.