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Trendy hotel spots gear up for their New Year's Eve celebrations

On New Year's Eve, some of the hottest parties will be taking place at the best hotels around Manhattan. If you want to party in style at one of these preferred nightlife destinations, check out our top hotel choices to bring in the year 2011 with a bang.

First up is Aspen Social Club at The Stay Hotel. Located on West 47th Street, this stylish, sexy hotel was designed by owner Vikram Chatwal to be a five star wonder in the heart of Times Square. The club inside, created by nightlife entrepreneur Greg Brier, is a Rocky Mountain wonderland, impersonating a chic, swanky chalet.

Another option is the Hotel Rivington, a trendy, 21-story hotel that is home to THOR, one of the most innovative and impressive lounges in New York. The bar is covered in crystals, the walls are decorated with kaleidoscope patterns, and floor to ceiling windows offer great views of Rivington Street below.

On the Upper West Side, the Empire Hotel boasts a rooftop bar that has some of the best views in all of New York. This innovative, 8,000 square foot spot was created by China Grill Management, an international bar and restaurant conglomerate. With a retractable glass roof, cozy fireplace, and massive windows, this lounge has it all.

Stayed tuned for more of our insider’s guide to New Year’s Eve.