The Texas-shaped lazy river at the Marriott Marquis has already grabbed much attention from locals. Perched 110 feet above street level atop the hotel, the $10 million Parkview Terrace includes the lazy river, an infinity pool, and a poolside bar and grill.
The river is 3.6 feet deep and flows with a gentle current that carries guests around the state in less than 15 minutes. If the meandering shape of Texas was straightened out, the pool would be 510 feet long. It holds 140,000 gallons or 18,740 cubic feet.
For swimmers more interested in laps than floating along the bubbling lazy river decked out with water cannons and waterfalls, there's also an infinity pool on the rooftop overlooking Discovery Green.
If your style is hip and trendy, then get your beach bum over to the rooftop and catch some texas-sized party vibes.