Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tel Aviv

The Norman
A five star, luxurious boutique hotel near the beach in Tel Aviv, The Norman offers superlative service and surrounds, as well as a rooftop pool.
Vicky Cristina
Relaxed tapas wine bar where you can while away a sultry evening under fig trees.
Luck Spa
Pedicure couches were enough to have us re-booking at this lively neighbourhood spa.
Spa Neve Tzedek
Choose from a variety of wind-down options at this one-stop-spa-shop in unique Neve Tzedek.
Carmela Ba’Nachala
A market-based restaurant dreamt up during the chef's days in Stuttgart.
Suzanne Dellal Centre
A historic dance centre that's a must for any visit to the White City.
Crowne Plaza Center
It takes less than twenty minutes to get to the airport from here, making this a business traveller's destination of choice.
Isrotel Tower
This all suite skyscraper offers spacious alternatives to standard Israeli provisions.
Carlton Tel Aviv
An extensive face-lift has restored Carlton's glory as the safe choice for a luxury hotel experience.
Herbert Samuel
Mediterranean food with a sea view by a rising star chef - ample reason to venture out of Tel Aviv's hedonistic center.
Mul Yam
French-inspired treats from a Les Grandes Tables Du Monde entrant.
Lima Lima
With its '70s lounge bar, gay hip-hop and reggae nights, this is the place for those needing a little more soul in their night.
Shila
A leading light in Tel Aviv's gastropub revolution.
Shalvata
Locals love the breakfasts at this Mediterranean view-point but nights are taken over by out-of-towners and tourist groups.
ShuShu
This 'private club', hidden behind a frozen yoghurt shop, is leading the way for Tel Aviv's neo-speakeasy scene...
Ashtanga Yoga Tel Aviv
Keep up with your yoga at these daily Mysore style Ashtanga classes.
Foxy Salon
New York-inspired pamper parlour for men and women.
David Intercontinental
Business comes first at this large, less-touristy located Interconti.
Villa Spa
Serene scenery and a wide range of services - what more could you want from a luxury spa?
Moses Burger
The faithful make the late night pilgrimage south to worship at the burger alter of Moses restaurant.
Hotel Vital
Business travellers tend to favour this boutique offering in Tel Aviv's cultural hub.
Neta Efrati
Make like a local lady - get your glad rags from this Israeli designer.
Spa Cielo
The Sheraton maxes out its R&R provisions with several treatment suites, a health bar and lounge.
Catit
For the foodie traveller, Catit's molecular gastronomy should be added as both restaurant and attraction.
Pronto Strada
Following the success of the more formal restaurant, Pronto now sells Italian ingredients from its delicatessen next door.
Cordelia
Classic French cuisine in an intimate, if idiosyncratic, venue - a welcome addition to Tel Aviv's busy tendencies.
Dan Tel Aviv
This is the original luxury hotel in Tel Aviv and hasn't been surpassed yet..
Gastropub
Perfect for the more mature crowd who need a little more substance with their style. Injected here with its preserved Bauhaus building and Mediterranean menu.
Clara
A massive deck overlooking the sea, several lounge areas and hammocks by the shore make this the hottest spot all summer.
Rokach 73
Provencal-inspired fair in a quiet, pastoral setting to the northern edge of Tel Aviv.
Sushido
Quirky sushi combos and a tranquil setting are the biggest draws at this recently revamped restaurant.
Shampina
The best cure for a mid-summer night’s heat is champagne.
Hatachana Complex
History meets consumer heaven at this renovated train station in Jaffa.
Sublet
If you're in Tel Aviv for the summer season and in the mood for an alternative to the standard club scene, Sublet is your venue for the night.
Bait Ba’namal
Located in the Tel Aviv Port, Bait Ba'namal offers traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a personal home kitchen twist.
Alexander Suites
Sixty-six suites, including one with its own pool, are the biggest draw at this beachside site, set back from the strip.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Indulge in a bit of highbrow culture at this multi-floor cultural anchor.
Dan Panorama
A range of conferences and conventions are accommodated at this Southern Tel Aviv, beachfront abode.
MAD in Tel Aviv
Heralded as the place to come for the winter season, this east end club is worth the visit for its bar-islands alone.
Hilton Tel Aviv

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