In years gone by, Dennis Hopper has strolled by this pool with his golf clubs, Amanda Lepore has sunbathed topless on its sunloungers, and Benedikt Taschen has swum naked at midnight. Now it’s simply an iconic spot for languid daytime relaxation and louche late-night drinks. The Delano remains one of Philippe Starck’s best projects. Don’t miss the giant chess set in the garden. §

Delano Beach Club

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