‘Bring Back Summer’ was Saturday nights party slogan at Hilton Hotel, Qingdao. And they definitely brought back summer! In their 28 degree hot indoor-pool area with palms, cocktail-bar and free snacks all night you could escape freezing Qingdao winds for one night.
Picked up by a shuttle bus at Jusco, and equipped with the first bottle(s) of beer, the way to the hotel felt a little like back in the old days on a school trip with 15.

With a warm welcome form the Hotel Manager in shorts and a cocktail in his hands, we were led to the pool area where we had our welcome drinks and got ready to jump into the cool water. The water wasn’t exactly cool, but still refreshing; you could play water-volleyball or just drift away with a cocktail on an inflatable mattress. For the bikini figure, the party organizers provided mini-hotdogs and pizza for free all night. With a constant temperature of 28 degree, they kept all of us thirsty the whole night. Which later at night led to more and more people becoming victims of a mixture of too many cocktails, the urge to move their bodies to the music and a slippery ground…

 

With nice summer-music in relaxed atmosphere and cool cocktails it was the perfect escape on a freezing November day. Sweating while everyone is shivering outside just feels great!