Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Almaty

Zhailjau Golf Resort
Casanova
Rixos Royal Spa
Bellagio
Offering a wonderful escape from the bustle of the city, Bellagio has introduced an exclusive Italian menu to Almaty.
Nurtau Golf Club
A professional club - Colin Montgomerie challenged the Kazakhstani President here in 2004.
Max Travel Star
Individual and weekend tours, with special emphasis on lake and fishing ventures.
Sadu
With a chic interior sophisticated menu and health-promoting juices this boutique / restaurant combo is a wonderful place to visit for lunch.
Silk Road Adventures
High-powered exploration, with hang-gliders and helicopters on hand to show off the steppes.
Kan Tengri
Eco-friendly tour company with a deservedly stellar reputation.
Galina Kosjakova
She can fly! Balloon trips with a female pilot.
Eagle Hunting
The most exhilarating (legal) experience in Kazakhstan.
Aquarius Wellness Club
Ultimate bliss at the Royal Tulip Hotel, with a great gym, hammam, and extensive beauty treatments.
Ajar Stud Farm
Hacking on purebred Arabian horses - less highly strung steeds available for the timid.
Asanov Shooting Club
Have a go at marksmanship, with displays and contests to whet your appetite.
Top Line
Couture shoes line te walls at Top Line - head here to pick up your Louboutins.
Rush
Home of Sauvage's more avant-garde offerings, Rush offers a mix from Balmain to Tabitha Simmons.
Golden Furs
Stylish outerwear and accessories from top brands.
Lui Lei
Stunning eveningwear abounds at the Sauvage's newest recruit.
Galeria G&G
Top designer brands fly off the rails at G&G, spiritual home of Kazakhstan's wealthiest.
Cosmopolitan Bar
Cosmo's lives up to its name with an it-crowd loyal to its promise of a great night out.
Gogol
Dress up for Gogol, face control is strict to get in to this luxurious club, although entry is free.
Mojo
Get your MOJO on!
Barfly Strip
The newest strip club.
Circus
Roll up, roll up! The Circus has come to town, only this time in the fabulous form of a high-concept restaurant in Covent Garden.
The Noodles
International food combines with Kazakhstan coffee to keep everyone coming back to this busy little café.
Coffeemania
Stylish new hang-out spot that's popular with the cool kids.
Vogue Bar
Wonderfully cool décor, luscious long drinks and an intimate atmosphere - Vogue is not to be missed.
World Fashion
Fashionista flock to this stylish bar, where the décor pays homage to the greats.
Velvet Lounge
The ultimate rock'n'roll location, this place knows how to party.
Zheti Kazyna
Authentic Uzbek, Russian and Japanese cuisine, each in their own rooms.
Thai
This funky art deco spot in Central Almaty is quite simply a must.
Voyage Hotel
A quiet, courtyard hotel with quirky lift upholstery.
Astana Int’l Hotel
Perfect for business travellers, this modern hotel has all of the amenities and services you need for a restful stay.

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