lap pools in hotels

lap pools in hotels

Post by Catherine Mary Spe » Fri, 12 May 1995 04:00:00


I didn't catch the original article, but I'm assuming someone wants to
know if there are lap pools in hotels anywhere.  I used to work at the
Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Massachusetts, (just across the Charles River
from Boston) and they have a BEAUTIFUL 25 meter pool on top of their
parking garage.  It is enclosed with glass, so you can see the city, and
the roof is also glass so the sun can shine in, AND the roof is
retractable, so on nice days the roof is OPEN!  I loved it there.  Also,
there was a "day pass" to the health club back then for $9, and they had
outside memberships.  
Enjoy
Cate

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Catherine Mary Speer
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia, 30332

 
 
 

lap pools in hotels

Post by Vicky Bial » Sat, 13 May 1995 04:00:00


|> I didn't catch the original article, but I'm assuming someone wants to
|> know if there are lap pools in hotels anywhere.  I used to work at the
|> Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Massachusetts, (just across the Charles River
|> from Boston) and they have a BEAUTIFUL 25 meter pool on top of their
|> parking garage.  It is enclosed with glass, so you can see the city, and
|> the roof is also glass so the sun can shine in, AND the roof is
|> retractable, so on nice days the roof is OPEN!  I loved it there.  Also,
|> there was a "day pass" to the health club back then for $9, and they had
|> outside memberships.  
|> Enjoy
|> Cate
|>
|> --
|> Catherine Mary Speer
|> Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia, 30332

This Boston pool sounds fabulous--makes me all the more want
to move to Boston.

I didn't see the original post either, but the subject has made
me nostalgic for a terrific "hotel pool" that, unfortunately
no longer exists. The Shamrock Hilton in Houston used to
have a fantastic 8-lane, 55 yard pool with oval sides that fanned
out beyond the lanes on either side. There was also a diving
well at the deep end and 5 and 10 meter platforms. This used to
be the workout site of the Shamrock Swim Team, and later the
Houston Swim Club, both coached by Phil Hansel (now the coach
at University of Houston, I think). There were a few summer meets
every year held at this pool, which was also beautifully landscaped
with banana trees and a tropical flavour as I remember it. I swam
some of my best times in that pool. Sometimes at night, after a meet,
they would put a motor boat in the pool and have a trick water skiing
demonstration. (The 60s were pretty cool really.) I think this
hotel was built by some famous millionare but I can't remember
his name--I may be getting this all wrong, but he might have
been the guy the James Dean movie "Giant" was based on. The Shamrock
was torn down I think in the 80s, despite a popular effort to save it.

Other great hotel pools I've seen, that may still be there:

Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico (25 yards or meters--not sure--with
6 or 8 lanes, outdoor)

One of the Marriots in Chicago has about a billion pools--some
are indoor, some outdoor, I'm sure at least one or two is 25 yards.

Charles Hotel in Boston (not sure--might have a nice indoor pool,
the fliers made it sound great, but I never made it to the pool.)