FRONTLINE: Great Escape

City Slicker

City Slicker

Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave., New York
(212) 920-3300,

Cost: $695-$3,500/night.

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Distance: Two to three hours.

The scoop: “King of Cool” Ian Schrager’s modish, bohemian Manhattan retreat boasts a luxurious palette of royal hues played out in sumptuous fabrics and elegant yet whimsical furnishings—capped off by a lushly landscaped private rooftop garden and views of Gramercy Park. Located within walking distance from Union Square, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Nolita and the Village, the Gramercy offers some of the best art, food and people-watching in the city.

Amenities: Italian linens; lavish mini-bar amped up with artsy candles, designer T-shirts and Mario Badescu beauty products; full bottles of wine and champagne with crystal stemware; in-hotel restaurant Wakiya Gramercy Park Hotel run by
the Nobu team; and much more.

Don’t miss: Breakfast on the retractable roof and cocktails at the Rose Bar (a hot-spot for celebs and plebes alike). Just a cab ride away: an amazing view of Manhattan from Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock, ice skating, the annual Christmas tree, and the Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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