It’s no secret that travelling the world and enjoying a little bit of luxury is top priority for us here at House of Coco. During our adventures we have been lucky enough to swim in some of the best pools in the world and we recently got to wondering, who designs them?
Principal Designer at Denniston Architects – Jean-Michel Gathy has been responsible for many of the most iconic hotel swimming pools and water features in the world including: Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Point Yamu Resort by Como in Phuket, Park Hyatt Sunny Bay Resort in Sanya, Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives, The Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland, The Setai in Miami and The Chedi Muscat in Oman.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (above)
Dominating the city’s skyline is the world’s largest rooftop pool designed by Jean-Michel Gathy. It offers a spectacular oasis with the 150 metre-long infinity pool which is one of the best spots from which to look out over Marina Bay Sands itself. The gorgeous infinity pool is built on a platform above three buildings which is 650-feet up and it is the largest outdoor pool in the world at this height.
Point Yamu Resort by Como, Phuket
The contemporary design of Point Yamu by Como makes use of a simple colour palette such as white and turquoise inspired by the surrounding waters and emphasis on texture and tiles. Point Yamu offers a breathtaking 100-meter infinity pool overlooking the panoramic views of Phang Nga Bay.
Park Hyatt Sunny Bay Resort Sanya, China
Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay evokes the feel of a private mansion by the sea, comprising five swimming pools including a 115-metre outdoor pool; a 25-metre indoor pool; a children’s pool; a family pool; and a pool within the Spa. The Sunny Bay lap pool is one of the longest lap pools in all of China, at 115-meters while the 25-meter indoor pool is the only indoor pool in the entire Hainan province.
Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
Cheval Blanc Randheli offers stylish design and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, in the serene and intimate setting of the Maldivian archipelago. Jean-Michel Gathy designed each villa with a pool that is a quarter the length of an Olympic length swimming pool overlooking the turquoise waters of Randheli.
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
The design of the Chedi Andermatt is respectful, quirky, energetic, creative but yet beautifully integrated in a small village. The hotel offers a 12-meter temperature-controlled outdoor lap pool and a 35-meter indoor pool covered by a glass roof where guests can relax and enjoy the scenery.
The Setai, Miami
The Setai is an intimate oceanfront resort in South Beach, Miami with design features that combine rich architectural history of the neighbourhood and its culture diversity with the sleek Art Deco style. There are 3 swimming pools at the resort including the 75-degree lap pool, 85-degree enter pool and the 90-degree family pool.
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
The Chedi Muscat is an award winning hotel in Oman situated amidst an elegantly landscaped twenty-one acre garden oasis with 158 Omani influenced guestroom and villas. There are three outdoor temperature controlled swimming pools including 103-meter Long Pool, 40-meter adults only Chedi Pool and 34-meter The Serai Pool.