Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

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...
Alta
This international tapas restaurant in the West Village is a truly special place.
BLT Steak
Cocktails and steak we find it hard to think of a more compelling combination.
Temple Bar
Glamorous, fabulous and oh so Mwah - not to mention the cocktails...
Joyce Theater
In the heart of Chelsea is The Joyce Theater, a temple to dance troupes from across the globe...
The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog is a retro-inspired cocktail bar with an upscale atmosphere.
Santos’ Party House
Dynamic Chinatown club that throws proper late night parties...
Scores
The city's legendary stripclub comes with decent restaurant and sports to boot...
The Standard
Towering graciously above the neighbouring warehouses and the High Line, this glistening glass wonder offers stunning city views.
Ear Inn
One of New York's oldest drinking dens...
Sakagura
Superb sake and sashimi in elegant Japanese surrounds...
Amore Pacific
The perfect place to spend the day relaxing under expert hands...

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