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.
Rixos
The Rixos has to be one of the best hotels in Almaty, with some truly incredible features.
Grand Hotel
Grillage
Sophisticated restaurant for true gourmands, check out the wine list to see what we mean.
Silk Road Adventures
High-powered exploration, with hang-gliders and helicopters on hand to show off the steppes.
Galina Kosjakova
She can fly! Balloon trips with a female pilot.
Eagle Hunting
The most exhilarating (legal) experience in Kazakhstan.
Winter Fantasy
Exotic high-fashion furs from this designer label.
Top Line
Couture shoes line te walls at Top Line - head here to pick up your Louboutins.
Oner
Selling mostly paintings and sculptures, Oner also deals in antique furniture and silver. A real treasure trove.
Oyu
Soviet and contemporary art line the walls of this quiet gallery.
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.
Arvest
Modern art, sculpture, ceramics and beautiful traditional jewellery.
Armonia
International and Russian names keep the fashionistas happy at Armonia.
Gogol
Dress up for Gogol, face control is strict to get in to this luxurious club, although entry is free.
Barfly Strip
The newest strip club.
Cartell
The slickest club in Almaty, Cartell boasts award-winning barmen and international acts - dress to impress.
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.
Da Vinci
An entire club devoted to karaoke, with draped tables for the self-conscious.
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.
Thai
This funky art deco spot in Central Almaty is quite simply a must.
L’Affiche
Delicious food and a stunning location combine in this dining haven.
Faccia
A chic, stylish Italian for those with expensive tastes.
Barbaris
The perfect place if you've KZT's to burn and a penchant for champagne.
The Royal Tulip
A mountain retreat for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
InterContinental
Polished five star hotel boasting some great restaurants and one of the best spas in Almaty.

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