When it comes to hotels, a room with a view is desirable, but a pool with a view is something special, especially when that view is 24 stories straight down.

Part of the hotel's 30-meter indoor pool hangs out past the building's edge, and is constructed with a glass bottom, giving swimmers the sensation of swimming in the sky.

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A spokesperson for the InterContinental Hotels Group, parent company of Holiday Inn, told CNN:

"We wanted to provide our guests a unique swimming experience, and let them feel they're vacationing even in a bustling city."

If swimming in the sky is not exactly your thing, maybe you'd prefer a dip in the world's largest swimming pool, in Chile's San Alfonso del Mar Resort?

Or if all of this talk of beautiful pools in foreign lands has got you hankering for a vacation, get some destination ideas with our slideshow of the world's most memorable swimming pools.

Check out the views of Shanghai's skyline below.

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  • A HDR image of the Pudong skyline in Shanghai, China.

  • A view of Shanghai from the top of the Jin Mao Tower, home to the Grand Hyatt Hotel, in Pudong, Shanghai

  • A view of the interior atrium of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Shanghai, China.

  • A boat passes in front of the towers in Pudong, Shanghai, viewed from The Bund.

  • The top of a skyscraper in Shanghai, China.

  • Lights project from the top of a skyscraper in Shanghai, China.

  • Pudong viewed in the distance over the downtown Shanghai skyline.

  • A smoggy sunset over Shanghai.

  • Ferries pass in front of the skyscrapers of Pudong, Shanghai

  • A view of the Shanghai skyline.

  • A HDR image of The Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong, Shanghai