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    Test the Waters | Hotels to go Swimming at

    Editors posted on 10 June

    By Editors

    If you can read this article through the sweat beads that are now permanent fixtures on your forehead, you'll definitely understand the joys a swimming pool can bring you in this weather. What tops even the idea of swimming is the idea of a divine pool you can use, preferably one that comes with other frills. And lucky for us, our 5 star friends now give us that chance. From roof top to infinity pools, here's where your sweat beads can, at least temporarily, retire.

    Pullman Hotel Central Park, Gurgaon |

    That glowing sign rising in your horizon just as you enter Gurgaon belongs to the international luxury chain, Pullman. Their outdoor pool, located below main ground level, is scenic, and as luck would have it, also available for pool parties. Day passes for swimming are issued too.

    Where: MG Road, Gurgaon-Delhi Border; Contact: 0124 4992000 or click here.

    Price: Single entry for INR 1,000 {excluding taxes} for unlimited hours of pool fun.

    Crown Plaza, Gurgaon |

    For when you get off NH8 and can’t wait to wash away the feeling of the highway, this is the closest pool you can hit. The heated pool in this 5-star luxury setting makes an annual membership look really tempting.

    Where: Sector 29, Exit 7 off NH8; Contact: 0124 4534000 or click here.

    Price: Single entry for INR 1,500, monthly membership at INR 13,000, annual membership at INR 75,000 {excluding taxes}.

    Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon |

    The perfect way to cool off after a frantic session chasing the sales at Ambience Mall. Members only can nip across to the plush Leela Kempinski for monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual memberships. Yes, this pool is heated too.

    Where: NH8, Ambience Island; Contact: 0124 4771234 or click here.

    Price: Monthly membership at INR 20,000 for one person, INR 25,000 for a couple and INR 35,000 for families {excluding taxes}.

    The Bristol Hotel, Gurgaon |

    The original landmark for all coming into or going out of Gurgaon serves not just as a popular flag post; access their pool with monthly or annual memberships.

    Where: DLF Phase I, MG Road; Contact: 0124 4351111 or click here.

    Price: Monthly membership at INR 7,350 and annual membership at INR 30,500 {inclusive of taxes}.

    Fortune Park, Gurgaon |

    Officially pegged as a business hotel, we’d like to visit it for leisure. Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual memberships on offer.

    Where: Global Arcade, MG Road; Contact: 0124 4196666 or click here.

    Price: One month at INR 2,000, three months at INR 5,000, six months at INR 9,000 and annual membership at INR 16,000 {including taxes}.

    Galaxy Hotel, Gurgaon |

    You know the building also known as ‘that place where The Monk is’? It’s actually a full-blown hotel, and offers pool membership clubbed with access to their gym, steam and sauna.

    Where: NH8, Sector 15, Part II {Near 32nd Milestone}; Contact: 0124 4868008 or click here.

    Price: One month at INR 14,700, three months at INR 36,750, six months at INR 61,200 and annual membership at INR 79,500 {including taxes}.

    The Westin, Gurgaon |

    With refreshing patches of green, a bamboo plantation on one side and a water sculpture on the other, The Westin’s pool is a beautiful way to cool down. Monthly, quarterly and annual memberships come clubbed with access to the gym, steam and sauna and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a discount on spa visits too.

    Where: No.1, MG Road, Sector 29; Contact: 0124 4977777 or click here.

    Price: Single day access priced at INR 2,000 per person, INR 3,500 per couple; monthly membership at INR 15,000 per person, three months at INR 40,000 {excluding taxes}.

    Hilton Garden Inn, Gurgaon |

    Far enough from the madding crowd, this reasonable sized rooftop pool can be quite picturesque by day and even prettier lit up at night. Memberships are available in semi-annual and annual offers, and include gym access.

    Where: Sector 50, Golf Course Extension/Sohna Road; Contact: 0124 4420000 or click here.

    Price: Six month membership at INR 35,000 per head or INR 60,000 per couple, annual membership at INR 50,000 per head or INR 75,000 per couple {inclusive of taxes}.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels, Gurgaon |

    The last station of hospitality on Golf Course Road leads us to the DoubleTree by Hilton. Their first floor outdoor pool is accessible in quarterly, semi-annual and annual plans. You also get a 20% discount ticket to all F&B offerings within the property – perfect to replenish energy after a nice, long swim.

    Where: Sector 56, Gold Course Road; Contact: 0124 4911234 or click here.

    Price: Three month membership at INR 25,000, six month membership at INR 45,000, annual membership at INR 75,000 {excluding taxes}. Prices are per head; contact front desk to find out about couple memberships.

    The Lodhi |

    Formerly the Aman, the Lodhi offers one year membership packages, which include use of there gym {and all the Yoga & Pilates classes}, use of the in-hotel lap pool, the tennis courts, squash courts, access to all lounges, and free Wi-Fi. You're also entitled to a 20% discount on the spa and salon services. If you're only looking to swim, and are iffy at the thought of a year long commitment, given summer will be over in four months {couldn't be sooner}, know this - the pool is heated in the winter, giving you the option of a year round swim plan.

    Where: Lodhi Marg, New Delhi; Contact: 0124 4653333/011 43633333 or click here.

    Price: For one person, a year long membership is priced at INR 2.5 lakhs, and if you sign up as a couple it's 3.8 lakhs.

    JW Marriot |

    A sparkling blue, outdoor, T shaped pool, new hotel on the airport block, JW Marriot allows pool access to anyone willing to sign up. They have different deals based on the number of people you sign up with, so we suggest take everyone you know. Be warned though, JW is slightly cut off from main city Delhi and is quite a drive, so we recommend you sign up only if you live in the area. They offer a 6 month deal if you only want to use the pool, and a one year option where you're entitled to use the hotel fitness centre as well. 

    Where: Asset Area-4, Hospitality District, Delhi Aerocity; Contact: 011 45212121 or click here.

    Price: A six month membership package for one person is priced at INR 50,000, whereas a one year package at INR 2 lakhs. For a couple, an annual membership package is priced at INR 3.25 lakhs.

    Hyatt |

    An 18 metre long swimming pool, an attached kids pool and an exclusive pool bar, coupled with its central location makes Hyatt one of the top contenders for hotels to swim at this season. Their pool is open to in-house guests and members only, and you can be one of either! They offer a year long membership package, which includes the use of the pool, fitness centre, wet facilities {steam, sauna and jacuzzi}, Yoga classes and massages. You also have the choice of signing up for swimming lessons, priced at INR 10,000/month.

    Where: Bhikaji Cama Place, Ring Road; Contact: 011 26791234 or click here.

    Price: For singles, membership is priced at INR 2.5 lakhs/year, for a couple at INR 2.8 lakhs/year and for a family at INR 3 lakhs/year.

    Shangri-La |

    An outdoor, sparkling blue pool nestled between greenery, the Shangri-La also offers a 12 month membership plan for use of the pool and other fitness facilities. The good news is, if you're looking to just swim, they have packages for the same, and let you pay on a monthly basis, incase you can't commit for 12 months. For those looking to be entitled to their full range of fitness facilities, they have membership deals for you as well.

    Where: 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place; Contact: 011 41191919 or click here.

    Price: For just the swimming pool, monthly packages are priced at INR 15,000/person, INR 25,000/couple and INR 35,000/family. For a full list of fitness services, it's priced at INR 1.5 lakhs/person, 2 lakhs/couple and 2.4 lakhs/family.

    Radisson Blu Plaza

    Very easily accessible courtesy the NH-8, The Raddison Blu Plaza also offers packages for those only interested in the pool. You can sign up for a three month membership, which entitles you to the swimming pool only. If you're looking for a full range of wet facilities {sauna, steam and jacuzzi}, you'll have to commit for one year.

    Where: NH-8 {near T3}; Contact: +91-9999883952, +91-9891017372, 011-26779191 

    Price: For the pool and wet facilities for a year, it's priced at INR 1 lakh/person and INR 1.5 lakhs/couple. For a three month membership to the pool, it's priced at INR 25,000/person and INR 40,000/couple.

    Radisson Blu Hotel

    The pool at the Paschim Vihar Radisson Blu Hotel has a spectacular view of the city. What's more, you can leave your little ones in the wading pool while you complete your laps in the large outdoor pool. And when you want to take a break, lounge on the wooden beds in the cabanas.

    Where: Plot No. D, Outer Ring Road, District Centre, Paschim Vihar; Contact: 011 4639 9999

    Price: One month membership to the pool is priced at INR 11,000/person and INR 15,000/couple. For a year long commitment, it's INR 50,000/person and INR 75,000/couple. In both locations, family packages are subject to number of people.


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