Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

21 Club
Classic, old-school restaurant with a private members' club feel for Midtown power brokers...
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.
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.
Morandi
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...
NYC Public Library
Housing an important collection of literature, although it's the building that tends to be the real star...
The Marcel at Gramercy
Inoteca, The Marcel at Gramercy's fine Italian eatery, merits a visit whether you are staying or not.
Chelsea
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.
Le Parker Meridien
A hip assemblage of upscale furnishings modern art and innovative restaurants.
Schiller’s
Sexy fun dining from Keith MacNally that's hard to beat.
The Pierre
No expense has been spared to make this one of the largest and best hotels in this city.
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...
Marquee
The queen of the ultralounge" - Marquee is about being seen..."
Nice Matin
The perfect destination for a lingering summer lunch take some newspapers and prepare to settle in.
Comedy Cellar
Basement comedy club that attracts some household names alongside up-and-comers...
The Bryant Park
A stylish modern boutique hotel this a great choice if you are in town for work or play.
Lil’ Frankie’s
Food glorious food is the key to Lil Frankie's success.
Dylan Hotel
The stay at this hotel is unlike any other; expect to be surrounded by excitement and cradled in comfort.
Zum Schneider
Beer just got fun again in New York...
Rice to Riches
Who thought that rice pudding could be so much fun...
Raoul’s
Alsatian cooking at a Soho institution.
Del Posto
Del Posto brings fine dining charm to Italian cusine and does so with aplomb.
Caracas Arepa Bar
Venezuelan arepas joint that's gradually making its presence felt on the East Coast...
Hotel on Rivington
Hotel on Rivington offers luxury in the middle of urban diversity.
Webster Hall
Large-scale club nights and top-class live music...
Lincoln Center
The beating heart of New York's performing arts scene...
Hudson Terrace
A South Beach al fresco vibe on the banks of the Hudson for the bright and beautiful...
Bread
Does what it says on the tin with some added extras...
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club
Larry Flynt's lap-dancing club is a favourite for business men, bachelor parties and celebrities...
Hotel Gansevoort
This wonderful hotel is located right in the centre of all the action of the Meatpacking District.
Dig Inn Seasonal Market
The clean, local and healthy food that packs a zesty and flavoursome punch...
Nobu
The Dutch
Wollman Rink
Now owned by Trump - what isn't in New York - the Wollman Rink offers the perfect Christmastime activity...
Washington Square Park
Steeped in history and popular with a diverse mix of people Washington Square Park is a great place to hang out. On the weekends come and enjoy performers entertaining the large crowds.
Union Square Park
Union Square Park is a cultural hub of happenings. Stop savour and enjoy...
Soho
Fashionistas could go no further than Soho on a NYC shopping trip. From Bloomingdale's to Prada Anna Sui and Marni it's home to some great names. Lunch at Cipriani Downtown or pop into the stylish Mercer Hotel for a quick bite.
Oak
Cutting-edge and urban, Oak’s Bond Street branch sells apparel and accessories from the latest up-and-coming designers to Manhattan hipsters.
The River Café
The food takes second place to the exquisite view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn shore...

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