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FRONTLINE: Great Escape to Hotel on Rivington

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Hotel on Rivington
107 Rivington St., New York, N.Y.
(212) 475-2600, hotelonrivington.com

The scoop: Located in the hip Lower East side, this sleek 21-story glass tower offers panoramic views of Manhattan that will leave you mesmerized to the point of dysfunction. If you’re afraid of heights, this is the wrong place for you. Rooms range from $425 to $5,000.

Drive time: Two to three hours.

Amenities: Wireless Internet access; flat-screen TVs; 24-hour concierge service; bathrooms with Frette Italian linens and robes; in-room spa services; Tempur-Pedic mattresses; and a state-of-the-art workout facility. Private terraces and Japanese soaking tubs in some rooms.

Don’t miss: The Annie O designer boutique, named for Annie Ohayon, former publicist for rockers Lou Reed, Pearl Jam, Annie Lenox and Smashing Pumpkins. Eat in-house at THOR, with its 21-foot-high atrium, edgy New York style and eclectic cuisine.