Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

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...
The city's legendary stripclub comes with decent restaurant and sports to boot...
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...
Ear Inn
One of New York's oldest drinking dens...
Superb sake and sashimi in elegant Japanese surrounds...
Amore Pacific
The perfect place to spend the day relaxing under expert hands...
Madison Square Park
The founding home of Shake Shack, and if that's not good enough I don't know what is...
Battery Park City
It's easy to spend time pottering around Battery Park City ogling the bay views...
Bliss Soho
Relax at this global neighbourhood spa chain in the heart of SoHo...
Joe’s Pub
Joe's Pub is all about live events from theatre to music washed down by lots of beer...
The Standard
Towering graciously above the neighbouring warehouses and the High Line, this glistening glass wonder offers stunning city views.
The Marcel at Gramercy
Inoteca, The Marcel at Gramercy's fine Italian eatery, merits a visit whether you are staying or not.
Zach Feuer Gallery
Famous contemporary and avant-garde gallery with a roster of exciting young artists...
NYC Public Library
Housing an important collection of literature, although it's the building that tends to be the real star...
Moving from the Meatpacking district towards Flatiron and Union Square make sure to take in West 18th Street and West 22nd Street. From Barney's to Balenciaga there is much here to satisfy the fashionista.
Saxon + Parole
Downtown New York equestrian-chic restaurant featuring 'grilled meats & aquatic delights' by Michelin-starred Chef Brad Farmerie.
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry has been captured in countless movies and is one of New York's most iconic activities.
The Library Hotel
The smallish rooms are made up for by the Library itself, a great place to unwind after a day hitting the shops.
Fashionable types flock for the sophisticated food and stylish scene.
The Standard East Village
The Standard East Village is striking, stylish and chic. This 21-storey tower has beautiful rooms, super cocktails and one of the best restaurants around...
21 Club
Classic, old-school restaurant with a private members' club feel for Midtown power brokers...
Meatpacking District
You don't need to stroll far to hit retail mania in the Meatpacking District. Top of the list should be Jeffrey (a top-to-toe emporium of all things fabulous) taking in Theory and Scoop along the way.
BLVD and Crash Mansion @ BLVD
Toney superclub for the bridge'n'tunnel crowd is higher on elitism than class...
Le Parker Meridien
A hip assemblage of upscale furnishings modern art and innovative restaurants.
The queen of the ultralounge" - Marquee is about being seen..."
The Pierre
No expense has been spared to make this one of the largest and best hotels in this city.
Sexy fun dining from Keith MacNally that's hard to beat.
Marlborough Gallery
The Marlborough Gallery is one of the most famous commercial art galleries exhibiting contemporary photography, sculpture and paintings...
The Cloisters
A hidden oasis of calm, The Cloisters showcase Medieval European art and architecture...
Nice Matin
The perfect destination for a lingering summer lunch take some newspapers and prepare to settle in.
Webster Hall
Large-scale club nights and top-class live music...
Hotel on Rivington
Hotel on Rivington offers luxury in the middle of urban diversity.
Zum Schneider
Beer just got fun again in New York...
Alsatian cooking at a Soho institution.
Rice to Riches
Who thought that rice pudding could be so much fun...

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