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A Dozen Of The Summer's Raunchiest Pool Parties (PHOTOS)

Posted: 08/17/2012 7:00 am

You guys, it is hot outside. I'm talking seriously steaming. (Has anyone tried to fry an egg on the sidewalk yet?)

And nothing cools us off quite like a dip in the pool, amirite? And even though swimming means your hair may look subpar, your cohorts will likely forget if you're attending one of these wet and wild hotel pool parties.

So before summer slips through your fingers, take an end-of-the-season vacay and get your party hats on -- and perhaps your top off.

-- Rachel Jacoby,

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  • Sunday Rehab Pool Party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

    If there were only one infamous pool party, it would have to be the Sunday Rehab affair held at the <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">Hard Rock Hotel</a></strong> — nine years in the making, this wet fest features oil-slathered tan bodies, a scantily-clad waitstaff and what we imagine are tons of bodily fluids floating around those waters. (<em>TMI? <a href="" target="_hplink">But we’ve seen them exchanged.</a></em>) The grotto pool features two sandy beaches and will cost you a pretty penny for entrance alone: $100 for the boys, $50 for the girls. Staying at the Hard Rock? You’re in for free — but don’t think that doesn’t mean you won’t have to wait in the (oftentimes quite long) entrance line. But once you’re in, the party is known to bring in renowned DJs from across the globe including Tiesto (who kicked off the party’s 2012 season), Paul Oakenfold, and Bad Boy Bill. <a href="" target="_hplink"> See more pool shots »</a>

  • RX at Plunge at the Perry South Beach, Miami

    Held on the hotel’s rooftop, RX kicked off in February (because those Floridians are oh-so-lucky with their weather) and has hosted the likes of the Kardashians, party girl Tara Reid, Lil’ Wayne, and Ne-Yo — not to mention a slew of celebrity DJs. From noon till 8 p.m. on Saturdays, expect the <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">Perry South Beach</a></strong> rooftop’s plunge pool (and namesake club Plunge) to be hopping with a young, hipster crowd. Should you not wanna get wet (not that we really understand that, hang out in one of the shaded daybeds that boast their own flat-screen TVs. <a href="" target="_hplink">See more pool shots »</a>

  • Wet Republic at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas

    Ladies, this party is unofficially for you: Women get in free to this happening Vegas bash, while the men need to pony up $20 to check out the wild (and we mean wild) scene. Get in early though, as this discount is usually axed by 2 p.m. when the real crowds start rolling in. And despite the large group the party attracts (keep in mind, the <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">MGM Grand</a></strong> also has the largest number of rooms in Vegas), waitress service is surprisingly speedy — which means you’ll have a piña colada in your hands ASAP. When our reporter visited, there wasn’t only a bikini content underway, but also <a href="" target="_hplink">electro-pop smash duo LMFAO held a rousing pool-side concert</a>. Did we mention there are cabanas to rent for a little (sexy) privacy? <a href="" target="_hplink">See more pool shots »</a>

  • The Pool at the Capri Southampton, The Hamptons

    Both Friday and Saturday nights heat up in this Hamptons hotspot over the summer, but Saturdays usually boast the largest crowd after all of the NYC crew has Jitney-ed or driven their way out to the <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">Capri Southampton</a></strong>. With famous DJs booked throughout the season (“It” girl Harley-Viera Newton heated up the hotel this summer) and a Nobu restaurant on site, this splashing good time will cost you more than a pretty penny. And while this photo makes the pool look positively idyllic — which it does during the week when crowds are small — the scene is known to be one of the fanciest around. Be prepared to spend serious money, though: A private cabana can set you back a grand. <a href="" target="_hplink">See more pool shots »</a>

  • Tao Beach Club and Pool at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas

    Spun off from the eponymous nightclub, Tao Beach offers up a clubby experience in the blaze of Vegas’s sun at the luxurious <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">Venetian Resort</a></strong>. The 18,000 square foot pool club offers up a ton of lounge chairs, daybeds, which each have a flat-screen TV for those catching a game (or perhaps catching up on <em>Real Housewives</em> — not that we’re judging), and some of the best party beats around. Should you hole up here during the week, you’re in luck: Not only are the crowds far thinner, but the club also allows for topless sunbathing Monday through Friday only. Some of those daybeds we mentioned — well they float, too. Not too shabby. <a href="" target="_hplink">See more pool shots »</a>

  • Tropicana Pool & Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles

    Head to the <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">Hollywood Roosevelt</a></strong> on any given night and you’re sure to catch a glimpse of a star or two — the hotel is generally teeming with celebrities (and those who like to brush elbows with them). The huge spaces boasts lavish VIP cabanas, roaring fireplaces (at night when its chilly), and a constant rotation of different parties that provide a supremely seductive retreat. Order grub until 10 PM from the adjacent Tropicana bar, but always keep tabs of those around you — A-listers, plus industry heavyweights and insiders, are always frequenting this L.A. landmark. <a href="" target="_hplink"> See more pool shots »</a>

  • Moorea Beach Club and Pool at THEHotel at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

    Although we just heard that <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">THEHotel at Mandalay Bay</a></strong> will be converted into a Delano property, for now it remains the sleek, urban sophisticate sister to its giant Vegas sibling, the Mandalay Bay. And even though you’ll have access to the Mandalay Bay’s pools at THEHotel, we recommend staying on-site for a raging good time at the Moorea Beach Pool. Rent a sexy daybed, lay topless, and even have poolside spa services upon request. While entry prices are steeper — $10 for women; $50 for men — you can’t really put a price on nudity, can you? <a href="" target="_hplink"> See more pool shots »</a>

  • Sound Pool at the Standard Miami

    An incredibly chic spot, the <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">Standard Miami</a></strong> is known to attract twentysomethings that are looking to get a little wild — and live every single moment of each weekend up. (Example: Sunday night Bingo usually wraps at about 12:01 a.m.) Considering the weekly party nights held at the Sound Pool with promotions like ladies and bottoms drink free (not to mention body paint that we’ve seen flying by) and the coed sauna (no need to explain anything more), it’s probably for the best that kids under 14 are not allowed on the property. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a blast, right? <a href="" target="_hplink">See more pool shots »</a>

  • Ditch Fridays at the Pool at the Palms Resort Casino, Las Vegas

    No hotel does “party” better than the <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">Palms Casino Resort</a></strong> — after all, who doesn’t remember the raunchiest season of MTV’s “Real World” being taped in one of the sexy suites? And the Playboy suite? Don’t get us started. But the shows have come and gone, yet the Palms’ Ditch Fridays pool party has been a Vegas staple. As the name of the bash suggests, the Palms wants you to start the weekend early — and right — while swimming and dancing to banging house, hip-hop and pop beats spun by resident DJs including “Jersey Shore” star Pauly D. And if you really want live it up, go for the fully-featured cabanas that surround the pool area. These come complete with misters, flat-screen TVs and lounge-style seating. A second level of cabanas, shaped more like tents, offer views of the entire pool party if you want a birds-eye peek at the scene. <a href="" target="_hplink">See more pool shots »</a>

  • The Indoor Pool at the Room Mate Grace, New York City

    Having New York City’s only swim-up bar is no small feat, considering there are hundreds of awesome boutique properties within the five boroughs. And the <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">Room Mate Grace</a></strong> brings its unique touch to no other than tourist-centric Times Square, where just about everything is glittering in lights. But here it’s the Wednesday night LGBT pool party that has the crowds rocking; there’s a DJ spinning tunes at the pool five nights a week, too. Should you be a New Yorker yourself, you’re in luck — the hotel opens its pool only to the public for its legendary, late-night action. Oh, and of course it’s heated — no one would like going outdoors wet in a New York winter. <a href="" target="_hplink">See more pool shots »</a>

  • Bare Pool at The Mirage, Las Vegas

    <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">The Mirage</a></strong> is perhaps one of the Strip’s oldest hotels, but that doesn’t mean it attracts an old scene; rather, it’s known for a raunchy (but still somewhat family-friendly) one. Although the main pool can get really crowded (and full of families), those looking for a more adult-experience need to check out Bare, a grownups-only poolside lounge featuring bikini-clad service and “European-style” (i.e. topless) sunbathing. With the kids out of sight — and mind — hip-hop DJs play explicit beats, and entrance alone will cost you between ten and twenty bucks. Wanna rent a daybed? $150 minimum. Or a tricked-out cabana? There’s a hard minimum of $500 to $1500 that must be spent on food and drinks to be able to post up on one of these sweet spots. <a href="" target="_hplink"> See more pool shots »</a>

  • The Rooftop Pool at the Dream Downtown, New York City

    Despite this picturesque photo, the rooftop pool at the <strong><a href="" target="_hplink">Dream Downtown</a></strong> may host one of the craziest parties we’ve ever seen in New York — and trust us, we’ve danced on enough tables and hit up enough afterhours to make that conclusion. And if this hotel’s sexy vibe wasn’t apparent yet, it’s obvious from the pool — the bottom is see-through, of course. And when you show up to the Dream Downtown on Saturdays, expect a full-blown tiki bar, cabanas available for rent and an additional penthouse party (in case of rain). The party kicks off at 5:30 p.m., so we recommend purchasing a brand-new, super-tight bathingsuit before heading over to avoid flashing the lobby your nether regions. <a href="" target="_hplink">See more pool shots »</a>


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