Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

The Muse
Personal pampering for both you and your pooch in the heart of Times Square.
The Empire Hotel
Majestic modernity, happily situated adjacent to Central Park. Guests enjoy the rooftop pool deck, bar and lounge.
Murray Hill
This is where the high-octane shopping really starts - going north up Madison or Fifth Avenue will take you past a roll-call of international designers. Revive with lunch at BLT Steak.
Empire State Building
NYC's iconic landmark still provides the best views of the city...
Soho House
Chic decadence seeps from every pore of this building a top choice for a trendy media-set.
Cielo
New York's spiritual home of house music is now as much about the music as it is about the look...
Per Se
This three Michelin-starred restaurant is where New York's moneyed elite dine in plush modernity overlooking Central Park.
Maya
Magnificent meals (and margaritas); some of the best Mexican fare in town.
Prune
Homey sophistication is the order of the day come for classic cocktails and great food.
Ritz Carlton
The theme of the hotel is pure old-school luxury... but with just enough contemporary twists.
Museum of Natural History
All you ever wanted to know about natural history...
Frick Collection
A collection of artworks housed in the former estate of steel tycoon Henry Clay Frick...
60 Thompson
Perfectly located 60 Thompson is ideal for those who want something hip stylish and comfortable.
City Bakery
Wonderfully warm, rib-sticking comfort food...
City Club Hotel
Once a stately private club the City Club Hotel is a cool choice for an exclusive set.
Gotham Comedy Club
Brings grandeur and glamour to the Big Apple comedy scene...
Cipriani Downtown
Dress in the day's designer purchases and join the jet-set crowd for Bellinis and people watching.
Knitting Factory
One of Brooklyn's best live-music clubs...
Hundred Acres
Comforting and comfortable. Particularly popular for the rustic brunch.
Burger Joint
A no-frills approach to well-made food is what people love best.
Pete’s Tavern
One of New York's oldest taverns and a favourite of O. Henry.
Freeman’s
Tucked away down a little alleyway is this temple to the hunt.
Hudson Hotel
The Hudson is a brilliant reflection of the boldness and diversity of the city that never sleeps.
Chelsea Bicycles
Chelsea Bicycles offer high-end bikes for rent for a genteel pedal...
Therapy
The gay crowd are flocking to Hell's Kitchen for a little late-night Therapy...
1 Oak
Subtle it ain't. Sexy it can be. Over the top, all the time!
City Center
NY City Center is known for its expressive dance and dramatic theatre...
Pegu Club
Perfectly mixed cocktails and a chic crowd at this SATC favourite...
The Mansfield
Situated in Midtown East the Mansfield blends seemlessly in with its rather grand surroundings.
Blue Ribbon
A landmark on the New York culinary scene. This is the place for late night dining.
Antique Garage
Formerly an auto-garage the space is now a bi-level restaurant slash antiques shop.
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...
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...
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...
The Mark
A recession defying refurbishment has embellished the elegance and exclusivity of this luxury hotel.
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.

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