When the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street opened last year in China, it boasted many exciting design features. But its best has to be this: a swimming pool with built-in movie theater. Watch classic movies like Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffany's while you swim lengths of the 20m heated pool. Relax poolside between spa treatments and request screenings of your favorite satellite TV show. We think that sounds pretty cool.
The spa occupies an entire floor of the hotel and, in addition to the cinematic pool, boasts plunge pools, steam and sauna rooms, relaxation lounges and loads of treatment rooms, including a couple's suite with soaking tub. Seems like it'd be easy to forget about the Forbidden City and spend your entire vacation in here, getting pampered and watching movies. The best films to watch in a swimming pool? Try The Big Blue, Swept Away (the original version), and of course Jaws. RM