Tucked away in a tranquil setting, surrounded by swaying palm trees, this is the place to relax and savour every moment.
For over 75 years, the signature oval-shaped pool has been the focal point of life at Hotel Bel-Air. Take your place on a poolside lounger and experience this magical setting for yourself.
Once a former horse-riding ring for the Bel-Air Stables, hence its distinctive shape, the swimming pool is picturesquely framed by hanging palms and cascading blooms. The pool and its surroundings were the vision of owner Joseph Drown, who transformed the property in the 1940s by personally directing his team of builders and gardeners.
Marilyn Monroe loved this place, so it’s very fitting that one of her most famous photo shoots for Vogue took place here. Robert Wagner started out his career as one of our pool boys, and we star on Bryan Ferry’s 1974 Another Time, Another Place album cover.
The opening sequence of the 1965 movie The Silencers sees Dean Martin getting a soaking from his co-star Stella Stevens whilst relaxing beside our pool.
As the temperature rises, guests are refreshed with hourly, seasonal ‘pop-up refreshments’ such as frozen grape skewers, ice cream sundae and chocolate-dipped banana coins. Let us spoil you.
A delicious selection of poolside cuisine is offered by our Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air restaurant. A leisurely lunch on your lounger, healthy snacks and an array of speciality cocktails, can all be enjoyed in this exceptional setting.
Open daily – 8am to 8pm
We’re here to take the very best care of you
- Oval-shaped pool measures 23m x 10m/76ft x 34ft
- Pool is heated to 27.8˚C/82˚F for year-round enjoyment
- Luxurious loungers, sun shades and towels are provided
- Sunglasses cleaning and luxurious skincare products are available including sunscreen