Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

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.
Wynn Sports Book
A writer once claimed, If I had to die in a sports book
Wynn Poker Room
One of Las Vegas' newest and most hyped poker rooms, the Wynn is a high-tech, comfy place to play.
Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas is the new signature resort of Steve Wynn, who has become an icon in the city and is considered a living legend in America's adult Disneyland.
Wynn Golf Club
Tom Fazio does it again. He has magically transformed the old Desert Inn Golf Course into an 18-hole oasis right on the Strip-making it the easiest place to play for Wynn guests.
Wynn Espalande
The Wynn Esplanade offers the most exclusive names in shopping in all the splendor we've come to expect from the Wynn group.
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Westin Lake Las Vegas
The Moroccan-flavoured desert oasis of the Westin Lake Las Vegas stresses rest and relaxation over revelry.
Wazuzu
Offering elegant, Asian-inspired eating at Wynn's Encore, Wazuzu doesn't disappoint with a wonderfully exotic menu and a jawdropping interior.
Voodoo Rooftop
High atop The Rio, the Voodoo provides a fantastic vantage point of the entire Strip from its stepped-back position on Flamingo Road.
Veranda
At the swish Four Seasons on the edge of the Strip, this American-Italian restaurant has a sprawling outdoor terrace overlooking lush gardens and a private pool.
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.
Vdara
The all-suite, non-gaming Vdara is tucked away from the Strip in the $8.5-billion CityCenter complex.
Twist
Three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire makes his U.S. debut at Twist, the 72-seat restaurant on the 23rd-floor of the Mandarin Oriental.
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.
Trump International
Not content with ruling the hotel roost in New York, Donald has made his move on Vegas with a tower that trumps most of the nearby competition.
Town Square
Town Square is an outdoor shopping escape from the bright lights of the Strip.
Todd English P.U.B.
Celebrity chef Todd English presents his posh take on a traditional Brit pub, albeit a trendier, significantly tastier take.
Times Square
Know all the words to Don McLean's American Pie? This casual pub is the place for you.
Thunder From Down Under
Expect burly Aussie blokes in barely-there costumes as they perform for a female-only audience.
Therapy
Sleek industrial-style gastro-lounge Therapy in Downtown Las Vegas serves up personal and sharing plates of mouthwatering American cuisine.
The Venetian
The attention to detail is amazing at The Venetian-no doubt because of the two historians hired to ensure architectural integrity and the team of 250 artisans, painters, and sculptors who made it happen.
The Signature at MGM Grand
Just a quick five-minute walk from the MGM Grand, the all-suite Signature towers offer rooms that are more like condos, geared toward those visitors looking to get away from Vegas' 24-hour soundtrack.
The Pearl
The Pearl is one of Sin City's must-play concert halls; big names play to small, intimate audiences.
The Palazzo
Like its sister property, The Venetian, The Palazzo boasts a star-studded roster of restaurants, high-end shopping, and a super-sized spa.
The Mirage
The Mirage marks the end of one Vegas era and the beginning of modern days - and has a replica volcano to boot.
The District
The District at Green Valley is a charming cobbled shopping oasis in the heart of Green Valley.
The Cosmopolitan
With everything from affordable, delicious dining to ritzy penthouses, The Cosmopolitan runs the full gamut of Las Vegas accommodation.
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.
The Big Shot
Get a taste of weightlessness with the four Gs of force on this awesome ride way up in the desert sky.
The Big Apple Coaster
As Sin City's scariest coaster, Manhattan Express will please even the most die-hard adrenaline junkie.
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.
The Bank
A refreshing departure from mega-nightclubs Pure and LAX, The Bank is relatively intimate, maxing out at around 1,000 partiers.
The AXIS Planet Hollywood Theater
This theatre was the only thing left standing when the original Aladdin Hotel was demolished back in 1998 to make room for Planet Hollywood.
The Artisan Hotel
In the shady stretch between the Strip and downtown, this former Travelodge has been reinvented as a Gothic-style crash pad with free in-room porn - on channel 69, naturally.
Tender Steak and Seafood
This stylish steak house, while seemingly large, maintains its intimacy thanks to the labyrinth of small rooms branching off from the cherrywood-panelled bar.
Tao
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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.
Sushi Roku
If the Palms or Hard Rock seem too far off the Strip to go to party with hipsters, try Sushi Roku.

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