Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Blue Ribbon
A landmark on the New York culinary scene. This is the place for late night dining.
Ten’s World Class Cabaret
Upmarket and somewhat 'gourmet' strip club with charming girls...
Chelsea Bicycles
Chelsea Bicycles offer high-end bikes for rent for a genteel pedal...
Madison Avenue
If you're in town to exploit the great exchange rate look no further than Madison - it's home to every designer you can think of. Happily one of our favourite lunch spots Le Bilboquet is about half way up.
Riverside Park
Riverside Park offers picturesque views of the Hudson River and is perfect for a sunny stroll...
Bryant Park
Bryant Park is perfect place to enjoy a spot of peace and quiet amid the chaos that surrounds you.
Statue of Liberty
Lady Liberty is one of NYC's most iconic landmarks - pity it's a bit of a schlep to get there...
Soho Grand
A wonderful hotel to relax in but also the ideal place to entertain in glitz and glamour.
Beauty & Essex
One New York restaurant that's been described as a bit like the city itself; grungy and confusing on the outside but with a loud, glamorous, surprising, beating young heart.
The W Union Sq.
W Union Square's landmark 1911 Guardian Life building has the city at it's fingertips.
Raines Law Room
A 'neo-speakeasy' with on-trend cocktails and a whiff of 1920s nostalgia...
The Mark
A recession defying refurbishment has embellished the elegance and exclusivity of this luxury hotel.
East Village & Noho
Whilst this area lacks the high-octane impact of Soho's shops there are some great alternative boutiques to be found - particularly if you're a vintage fan.
Rockefeller Center
Built by one of the quintessential industrialist American families the Rockefeller Center is a mixture of views, shops, restaurants and live music...
Crowne Plaza Times Square
Spacious and sumptuous rooms; a recent $85 million dollar facelift has been money well spent.
Scarpetta
This food defies description. Be similarly dazzled by the cellar holding 3,000 bottles of wine.
Garment & Theater Districts
These parts don't have an abundance of shops but there are some good ones tucked away in the otherwise unprepossessing streets. Top of the pops is a small but perfectly formed Manolo Blahnik stuffed to the gills with fantastic shoes.
The Circle Line
Take a different view of Manhattan - this time from the water...
The Box
Decadent, debauched, anything-goes hedonism has meant The Box has been one of the city's most talked about clubs in recent years...
Cooper-Hewitt Museum
A look around here will make you realise the full impact design has on the way we live.
Spigolo
Reservations are a must if you are going to join the lucky crowd sampling the fine trattoria fare.
Morgans Hotel
Morgans boasts a wonderful location and facilities and services to satisfy every whim.
Pink Elephant
Speakeasy bar in the West Village that has reinvented itself from a super-sexy house club...
Perry Street
Sleek design is married with sleek food at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's eighth New York restaurant.
Plaza Athenee
Renowned for personalised service and wonderful upper-crust décor.
Old Town Bar
Historic New York tavern that appeals to hipsters and mobsters alike...
Comic Strip Live
The self-styled Best stand-up comedy club on planet Earth"..."
Dovetail
Sample sublime Michelin-starred food infused with an American twist while sitting in glamorous and grand surrounds.
The London NYC
Here British establishment figures - designer David Collins, chef Gordon Ramsay and concierge service Quintessentially - try and help guide homesick expats through the supposedly baffling maze of New York.
44&X Hell’s Kitchen
Classy comforting cuisine; perfect pre-show dining.
Mary’s Fish Camp
Simple unfussy seafood keeps Mary's permanently packed.
The Bowery
This hotel combines eclectic design gadgets galore and one of the trendiest bars in town.
Bowery Ballroom
A temple to the bright young things worshipping at the altar of ultra-hip sceney music...
Chikalicious
New York's first (and finest) dessert bar built around an open kitchen...
Dream Hotel
An outrageous fusion of avant-garde decor and deluxe services.
Frankie’s 457 Spuntino
Well worth venturing to Brooklyn for this is relaxed New York at its finest.
Gramercy Park Hotel
Situated in the private Gramercy park the hotel offers a refuge from the hectic city streets.
Room Mate Grace
Slap bang in the centre of the Theatre district and Times Square, this quirky, modern hotel aims to be creative
Gotham Bike Shop
Where Batman gets his wheels. We kid, but Gotham Bike Shop still boasts cool credentials with more beautiful bikes than you could ever ride in any one lifetime...
‘Wichcraft
Gourmet takeaway from one of America's top chefs...

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