Skip the pool and head straight over to the hot tub. This tired cliché actually has a particular practical advantage: bubbles. They're like a blanket, but you know, not. Forget your swimsuit? Try the cabanas. "We had a pool on the roof with cabanas," recalls one former hotel employee, "which were situated right where guests could have sex and not be [seen] by others around the pool. I'm not talking an occasional thing, [this was] an almost daily occurrence." That towel boy must've had his work cut out for him.
Get on top
Of the roof, that is. Many hotels offer some sort of rooftop experience, whether it be a bar or a pool. This is actually good news for you, since in the absence of a formal venue, you're likely to set off an alarm by trying to get to the roof. Find a quiet corner and make sure to dress for... ahem, easy access. We can't think of a better way to enjoy the view. Traveling solo? No problem.
"There was a corner around the back [of the bar] where people would bang," confesses one former employee of a particularly sceney Meatpacking hotel. "One of my coworkers would hook up with girls while on his shift [there]."