EME hotel rooftop Seville

I love a rooftop terrace in the summer. Give me a captivating view, a sultry breeze, the glow of sunset, twinkling lights and I’m in my sweet spot.Throw in a pool and I could live there. There is something just plain sexy about the whole vibe.

Perfection in a rooftop terrace at the EME Catedral Hotel in Seville, Spain.

Rooftop lounging at Andaz Hollywood

The rooftop terrace at Andaz Hollywood looks like one to put on the list of places to see.

Andaz West Hollywood – a Hyatt Hotel
Heather Lindstrom and Scott Lindstrom B hotel Barcelona (resized)

Over the years Scott and I have discovered a few favorite rooftop terraces. This one, at the ‘B’ Hotel in Barcelona, was a much needed respite in a busy travel schedule in 2006. We lounged like lizards for hours with a chilled bottle of rose’ and enjoyed the city views.

Rooftop Hudson Hotel NYC

The rooftop at the Hudson in New York City is another favorite. The sparkling city views from here are magical.

Rooftop pool at Water Club

We fell in love with rooftop terraces at the San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel, San Juan Puerto Rico, and the tropical views.

Vintage Lisboa Hotel Terrace Lisbon

I have such an affinity for these open air spaces that I seem to have planned our summer vacation with an itinerary filled with rooftop terraces. This image is of the Vintage Lisboa Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, and our first destination. (I hope Scott reserved the full moon to go with it!)

View from terrace at Fontecruz Sevilla

The Fontecruz, in Seville, Spain, has a modern edge with an old world view. I always enjoy this contrast in styles.

H10 Port Vell Barcelona rooftop terrace

This chic space is at the H10 Port Vell with beautiful marina views, in Barcelona, and will be the final stop on our trip to Portugal and Spain.

Our Pool

It’s not a rooftop but this is our terrace. Maybe it’s why I’m so enamored by a rooftop terrace when we travel.  If you are traveling this summer, or planning a day trip to your nearest city, I recommend searching for a rooftop terrace. I think you’ll enjoy the summertime vibe as much as I do.  See some of the best rooftop lounges in the world here.

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This world tour of rooftop terraces is just my thing! Love it. Your place looks like one of the best spots of them all.
Recently I was in NYC and went to two great rooftop bars — The Standard and the Viceroy.
Luckily we were at the Viceroy early (4 pm) because if you go during prime time the reservation policies are crazy!


I love a rooftop terrace, too, Heather!! I have a neighbor/friend whose rooftop terrace overlooks the water, and the view, the breeze, the sounds of her fountain flowing into her pool is absolutely heavenly. Back in my work travel days, every venue had at least one dinner and drinks, on a terrace with the most gorgeous views. Love the post. So romantic. So inspiring. Wishing you true exhilaration on your travels. xoxo

And, I must mention, the photos of you are very gorgeous, and sultry. Wow!


Ahhh… relaxing to another of your amazing blogs, Heather! thank you! :) I can almost feel the sultry breeze as I read your blog and view the amazing photos… vacation… take me away… :) Enjoy your summer my friend! :)


Thanks Cassie!! xx


I love a ‘take me away moment’ as you know Cassie ;)!


What a fun post!! I’m going to be in LA this weekend with my daughter, but we already have our reservations……we will be close to the Andaz so I’m definitely going to check out the rooftop bar as we are in LA to celebrate my mother’s birthday (she is flying into LA from the Midwest) and my sisters masters graduation! If I make it there I will be sure to post a pic on Instagram! By chance do you have any recommendations for dining spots in Malibu? My mother and I would like to take my sister out someplace fun for her graduation dinner!


Hi April-I’m glad you enjoyed my rooftop escape! I have a fantastic place to recommend to you in Malibu. Geoffrey’s Malibu is right on the water with incredible views from the terrace. I did a post on our getaway to LA, Santa Monica and Malibu in January. The photos are fabulous! You will love it. I want to be sure I’m following you on IG. What’s your name on IG? It sounds like you will have an unforgettable celebration. Enjoy!
xx, Heather


I absolutely agree with all that you say here about rooftop terraces and when we are on holiday we make sure that we find special ones. Istanbul and Dubai have a number of stunning rooftop bars with fabulous views too. I can see that you have discovered some lovley romantic ones on your travels too. Your terrace at home also looks so inviting!


Aren’t rooftops dreamy, Heather? You look like you are having such a nice time in these wonderful places. You visited Barcelona? Jess went there a few years ago when she traveled Europe, and she loved it. She said it was so hot when she went, but still had a great time. The rooftop in Spain is so pretty, and the view is magical. Do you know that I am part Spanish, my friend? You always go to the most exotic places. The girls just visited New Orleans and you wouldn’t believe some of the interesting dishes they had. Nel did a post about it today.

I think you look so cute in these pictures in Puerto Rico. Have a relaxing Sunday on your terrace, Heather.



These are great. Love them, Heather.


Wow Heather! Such a romantic, sexy post and I’ll be checking the link you’ve kindly provided. I’ve not experienced this but I can see why it has such amazing appeal. “lounging like lizards..” yes! It doesn’t get much better, right? A little vino and I’m set .. bring on that lovely, tropical vibe. Your pool is perfect Heather. We had a pool when we lived in CA and I miss it so much. xxL


Thanks Leslie! That’s high praise! It sounds like we enjoy our lounging in exactly the same way! xx


Heather, you look perfectly fabulous on a rooftop terrace!
Dawn Lucy


Thanks Dawn. As I looked back over some vacation photos I realized how much we enjoy the whole vibe. Congrats on summer vacation!


I just LOVE this post! Rooftop terraces make traveling even more special! I can’t wait to hear more about your big trip this summer! Have a fabulous weekend, Heather! xoxo


I so agree Sandy! There is something special about being able to relax and yet have the incredible views.


MY GOODNESS you are so striking my friend! I just love to visit you and see you and Scott enjoying yourselves so much! I agree that a top view of the world above our heads and below us puts so many things in perspective, and there is a romance in it all. Fantastic places to see here my friend. You ask about my plans for summer? We WERE going to go to Carmel to celebrate our 32nd anniversary in March, but that has changed. My husband got a promotion and now has to do a lot of conferences and prepare articles; I will stay home and sit in my covered deck and enjoy my garden while I read and write. ENJOY!!!! Anita


Hello Anita, Happy Friday! Are you all finished up at school? I have another week but the celebrations are in full swing. I threw a party for my staff here last evening.
Ahhhh, I knew you were headed to Carmel for the anniversary. 32 years is much to be celebrated! The promotion sounds like a very good thing so hopefully you will be able to celebrate closer to home. Your garden and covered deck sound lovely and inspiring. What a perfect place to get the creativity flowing!
Enjoy your weekend darling friend!
xx, Heather

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