6 of Arizona’s best pool parties

Lifestyle | 15 May |

With summer approaching, it means it’s time for pool parties in the Valley. Here are six of the best pool parties for fun and for people watching.

W Scottsdale Hotel

Grab your sunscreen and relax by the dynamic pool at W Scottsdale Hotel. Hear their DJ entertaining from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hang out at their iconic rooftop WET pool with views of Scottsdale, enjoy cocktails and tasty cuisine by Shade Lounge, and with the pool’s underwater lighting and music, you’ll want to stay all night (the WET deck is open 24/7).

You can also lounge poolside on the Sunset Lawn, enjoy food and drinks from the poolside bar, or reserve one of their 13 private cabanas with plush W robes, slippers, flat screen TV, personal service and internet access for an elevated experience. The resort’s WET pool is reserved for hotel guests and people who have purchased a daytime cabana and/or daybed

Maya Day and Nightclub

Maya Day and Nightclub’s Soundwave Pool Party Series. (Photo by Peter Speyer | Speyer Photography)

Get ready to celebrate summer in style in old town Scottsdale at Maya Day and Nightclub’s Soundwave Pool Party Series. Dubbed “The best pool party outside of Vegas,” Maya pulls out all the stops with daytime pool parties, top DJs, bottle service and a unique atmosphere. Their DJ lineup includes Goldroom on May 19; CID, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Gryffin Memorial Day Weekend and Ocono on June 16. Their Night Swim Series features VAVO on May 20, Champagne Drip on June 10, QUIX on June 24, NOIZU on July 8 and Luca Lush on July 22.

Talking Stick Resort

Pack your sunglasses and swimsuits and get ready for a concert experience like no other. Plan a weekend at Talking Stick Resort for their Release Pool Parties on Saturdays and Sundays. Order drinks, shareable plates and entrees poolside or go to the grill with bar and table seating while enjoying great music and admiring Scottsdale views. This season includes notable DJs such as Croatia Squad + SNBRN on May 18, Yellow Claw on May 25, Steve Aoki on May 26, Dillon Francis on June 1, Jauz on June 8 and Galantis on June 15.

You can also rent a VIP cabana with seating, ceiling fan, misting system, television and personal refrigerator stocked with assorted nonalcoholic beverages. They also have canopy daybeds available for reservations, which feature a king size bed with and end table for drinks; VIP bottle service for cabanas and daybeds, or you can upgrade your cabana rental to include exclusive release sunglasses and hats and cabana decorations themed for your special occasion.

Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho

The OH Pool has your ticket to relaxation, enjoy Session Saturdays with DJ entertainment from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. while you sip on craft cocktails. Or visit on Recovery Sundays with poolside DJ entertainment, a cryotherapy facial or brunch at ZuZu with their famous Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar. Cool off and celebrate a relaxing day you had at the pool and stop at ZuZu to enjoy tasty dinner entrees and for dessert, one of their “Show Stopper” shakes, a creamy oversized milkshake topped with whipped cream and baked goods, flavors rotate monthly.

And take plenty of summer-themed photos at their many Insta-worthy backdrops like their “It’s Always Sunny in Scottsdale” wall at OH Pool.

Lustre Rooftop Bar

Drinks at Lustre Rooftop Bar.

Take in views of downtown Phoenix as you lounge at Lustre Rooftop Bar’s pool. End your day or start your weekend at their poolside Happy Hour, Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Enjoy sips of nostalgia when you soak up rays at the pool with one of their adult Capri Suns, it’s even served in a juice box pouch! Their other eclectic cocktails include You’re My Bees Knees with rosemary vodka, lavender infused honey, lemon juice topped with club soda (served in a honey bear), and their Coco Loco, a thai chili infused blanco tequila, lime juice, coconut cream (with thai chili and a chili-lime rim served in a can.) Join Lustre at their summer kick-off party with live music, cocktails and fresh BBQ on May 25th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and live DJ Saturdays from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Hotel Adeline

Hotel Adeline’s summer pool party series Liquid Sunshine is one of Scottsdale’s hottest places to relax this summer. Hotel guests and the public can enjoy live DJ entertainment, signature cocktails at Freestyle, the hotel’s pool bar and lounge and take photos on the inflatable floats every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. And don’t forget to get a picture of/or with their WTF (Where’s the Fun?) yellow neon sign to capture the fun day relaxing at the pool. For Memorial Day and Labor Day holiday weekends, Liquid Sunshine will extend the festivities through to Sunday Funday.

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