Floating Lady Pool

Aquatic & Swimming Pool Facilities

From its’ inception American Leisure has had an organic, innate knowledge of pool design and operations. Projects range from hotels, universities, fitness facilities, hospitals, and government entities, to real estate developments.


We are the innovators of the Aqua Grotto® concept, a luxurious retreat that taps into the natural, healing powers of water and aqua-thermal rituals to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience. Aimed to please all the senses, the signature Aqua Grotto® averages 2,500-square feet, offering a full range of exotic features and amenities designed to restore, balance, and soothe urban high-rise homeowners. With a social sauna, fire pit, Turkish hammam, Watsu pool, massaging waterfall, experiential showers, and various treatment rooms, the Aqua Grotto® brings tranquility home.

Beacon, Jersey City, NJ

Metrovest Equities, the developers of the landmarked Beacon, called upon American Leisure to work with Ismael Levy Architects to conceptualize and design an upscale, private, full-service Lifestyle Center and Aqua Grotto® for this luxury condominium. The Lifestyle Center and Aqua Grotto®, which is located on two floors, is equipped with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, steam rooms, saunas, and an indoor pool and whirlpool.

Floating Lady Pool, The Bronx, NYC

American Leisure worked with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Neptune Foundation to create the innovative Floating Lady Pool--a seven-lane, 82-foot long barge refashioned into a 100,000 gallon swimming pool for the New York Parks Department. Featuring all the amenities of a traditional swimming pool, the Floating Lady is complete with pool house, locker rooms and bathrooms, as well as a gangplank allowing swimmers to cross from the land to the pool. Moored off of Brooklyn Bridge Park it is open for the entire summer season. The Floating Lady Pool is a unique, celebrated addition to New York City’s public pool system.

Powerhouse, Long Island City, NY

CGS Builders, the developers of the landmark Powerhouse in Long Island City, NY, a luxury condominium, asked American Leisure to conceptualize and design an upscale Lifestyle Center which includes features such as a Medi Room, Children’s Play Room, Treatment rooms, Fitness Center and American Leisure’s trademarked Aqua Grotto®.

80 Metropolitan, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

American Leisure was hired to operate the indoor swimming pool at the luxurious 80 Metropolitan, located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Other amenity areas include an outdoor Zen garden surrounding the pool area, state-of-the art fitness center, yoga room, and media lounge.

Waterside Plaza, NYC

American Leisure manages the 1,000+ member Swim & Health Club at Waterside Plaza, a mixed-use residential complex overlooking the East River that includes fully equipped cardio and weight rooms, group fitness classes, children’s programs such as Super Soccer Stars and Yogi Beans, certified personal trainers and instructors, a sauna and an indoor heated pool in its amenity offering.


“What a pleasure it has been to work with you on the Spa for the Setai, NY! You and the American Leisure team exhibited business acumen and thorough involvement in every aspect of Setai’s facility development providing valuable guidance and producing a finished product that stands out in the competitive hospitality and spa industry.  The project has been celebrated on the Cover of American Spa, June 2010; more importantly it is operationally savvy and financially successful.  American Leisure sets the industry benchmark.”

- Robert D. Henry
Robert D. Henry Architects

“Since retaining American Leisure, our guest experience rating increased to 100%!”

- Bruce Gorelick
Gen. Manager,
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa

“American Leisure expertly facilitated every aspect of creating "life" at our international university. Your unparalleled creativity was key in developing and delivering our vision. Tom Johnston's tireless efforts assembling and developing a team of experts has been instrumental in our success!”

- Jamal El Zein
Asst. Gen. Manager - Maintenance,
Saudi Oger, Ltd.

“American Leisure's executive team takes a very hands-on approach with their clients and participates in every aspect of development and management in order to insure a successful outcome.”

- Joseph Flanagan
Vice President, Rockrose Development Corp.

“American Leisure provides the winning strategy and competitive edge to bring our lifestyle amenity spaces to life.”

- Laurie Zucker
Manhattan Skyline Mgmt

“In her role as founder and Vice President of the Medical Spa Society, Wendy's promotion of education and excellence in the medical and spa profession have been vital to the success of the industry. Thanks for all your hard work.”

- Francis Acunzo
Medical Spa Society
CEO, Acara Partners

“American Leisure's time-tested ability to run operations and innovative design make them a great match for assisting new fitness and spa projects entering the marketplace.  They also do very well at turning around situations that need restructuring.”

- Peter Ellis
CEO, SpaFinder

“The Eleven brand is about exceeding expectations. American Leisure took our brand promise of Life Better™ and translated it into a beautiful spa experience that takes the word “better” to new levels. Wendy and Steve were a pleasure to work with and I am looking forward to our next project together!”

- Nicole Oden
Founder/Visionary Eleven

“Our 120,000 square foot community fitness center and spa could never have been as successful as it is without the fruitful professional guidance of American Leisure.”

- David Kirschtel
CEO, JCC Rockland

“Your unrivaled depth of industry knowledge and solid understanding of the lifestyle and recreation marketplace was invaluable to us in our strategic planning for the future. Your feasibility study was right on the mark!”

- Scott Rubenstein
Managing Partner
East Hampton Tennis Club

“You hit it out of the park! American Leisure totally captured the essence of the Spa Eleven brand! Steve and Wendy are a pleasure to work with.”

- Nikki Oden
ELEVEN Spa, Las Vegas

“American Leisure's operational expertise was crucial in making my dream of a NYC waterfront floating pool a reality.”

- Ann Buttenweiser
Neptune Foundation, The Floating Pool Lady