Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

MGM Grand
Though it's soon to be overtaken by other Strip resorts in the throes of expanding, for the moment the MGM Grand reigns as the largest hotel in the country.
Palms Place
If a spot on the Strip isn't paramount, it's hard to imagine cooler digs than the apartment-style rooms at Palms Place, the Palms' sister property.
The Bellagio
Named after the Lake Como village in northern Italy, Bellagio is the epitome of new Las Vegas - luxury with only a modicum of tackiness.
Tao
Agent Provocateur
Strip House
Vdara Spa
It's difficult to be unique in the sea of Vegas' super spas, but Vdara stands apart as the city's only green spa.
Trump Tower Spa
The spa of choice for visiting A-listers, ol' Donald certainly knows how to spoil us within the sleek confines of Trump.
Aria Spa
Proving once and for all that size is indeed everything, The Spa at Aria certainly doesn't scrimp on space. And stuffed with amenities, it'll please even the most discerning spa junkie.
Spa Mandalay
Spa Mandalay is a world-class, 30,000-square-foot spa located on the lower level of the hotel.
Spa Bellagio
The Bellagio kicked off 2005 with a brand-new spa and salon: it was transformed from its Roman bath design into a sleek Zen-influenced 65,000-square-foot spa and salon.
Drift Spa at Palms
Whether you want to centre your chi with a candlelight yoga class or loosen sore muscles with a soak and a massage, the Spa at the Palms has you covered.
Reliquary Spa
You're a superspa, that is what you are; Reliquary Spa at Hard Rock caters to Sin City's most style-savvy spa-junkies.
Reflection Bay
This 7,261-yard, par-72 Jack Nicklaus-designed course provides breathtaking views of Lake Las Vegas and one of the best greens in Sin City.
Mandara Spa
Mandara is the Sanskrit word for calm, and finding that state of serenity is what brings a suave set to this urban oasis.
Mirage Poker Room
Once the hub of the poker world, this stalwart still offers great gaming action.
Mandarin Spa
Let's face it: Most Vegas spas have fairly plush wet areas, and the 27,000-square-foot, bi-level spa at the Mandarin Oriental is no exception.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub
 The Canyon Ranch SpaClub Expansion at the Palazzo is definitely something to ooh and ahh over.
Miracle Mile Shops
With its urbanised architecture and cutting-edge fashion the Miracle Mile is the place to see, be seen and shop.
Fashion Show
Two-million-square-feet of unadulterated retail therapy visited by 10-million people a year.
Palomino Club
This Wild West bordello-style club has burlesque on the main stage downstairs and unparalleled lap dances in the lounge upstairs. A bit seedy, but did we mention full nudity and full bar?
Crazy Horse Paris
La Femme theatre brings the French reverence for sensuality and the famed Parisian sense of style to Las Vegas - all 13 dancers in this show are members of the original Paris troupe.
Cleopatra’s Barge
Dance like there's no tomorrow at Cleopatra's Barge, where an older - but no less trendy - crowd congregate until the small hours.
Burger Bar
Few know about this gem hiding within the shopping hall called Mandalay Place between the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor.
The Buffet
Not all buffets are created equal. Like everything done by Steve Wynn, this one - simply named The Buffet - rises above the competition in terms of both setting and food.
Sushi Samba
Despite its location amid ritzy shops on the second floor of Palazzo, this fusion restaurant - the sixth outpost of the New York hotspot - is a total scene.
Simon
This local favorite has plenty of star power (everyone from the Miss U.S.A. contestants to Avril Lavigne has dined here), not to mention a killer spread.
Hachi
Nobu veterans and husband-wife team Martin Swift and Linda Rodriguez are the culinary brains behind this sushi spot at the Red Rock Resort.
Grand Lux Cafe
Grand Lux Café serves guests of The Venetian, hungry tourists and conventioneers, all in elegant, un-coffee shop-style surroundings.
Blue Martini
Martini magic happens at the Vegas outpost of this popular drinking chain - all with added Vegas charm, as you can imagine.
Yellowtail
Under the auspices of the Light Group, Shintaro is now Yellowtail and helmed by chef Akira Back, a former pro snowboarder who cut his teeth in the kitchens of Masaharu Morimoto and Nobu Matsuhisa.
Prime Steakhouse
This Vegas addition to über-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's culinary empire is an elegant Wedgwood blue and brown '30s-style chophouse.
Hard Rock
Feel like you've wandered onto the set of Swingers? You're definitely at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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