Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

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Qbic London City Hotel
Catering to young, cash-poor but taste-rich travellers, the stylish Qbic London City Hotel makes London's East End accessible – and affordable.
The Loews Regency
A landmark among New York’s collection of classic hotels, The Loews Regency has enjoyed the favour of film stars, socialites and royalty over the years.
The Todd English Food Hall
New York’s answer to the food halls and markets of the Mediterranean, The Todd English Food Hall is located in the luxurious Plaza hotel.
Rök Smokehouse and Bar
Flavoursome dishes of smoked British produce are drawing foodies in to Nordic-inspired Rök Smokehouse and Bar in Shoreditch.
The Plaza
Found on the southern fringes of Central Park, The Plaza is arguably New York’s most iconic hotel.
Darwin Brasserie
Darwin Brasserie at London’s Sky Garden serves modern British food alongside awe-inspiring views.
Blue Plate Oysterette
Blue Plate Oysterette pretty much does what it says on the tin. Ocean-fresh oysters and seafood with a blue and white decor - need we say much more...
JK Place Roma
Sightseeing and style go hand-in-hand at JK Place Roma, a much-feted boutique hotel that is perfect for a spoil-yourself-rotten weekend away...
Tavern is an achingly hip Californian eatery from irrepressible duo sommelier Caroline Styne and chef Suzanne Goin serving superb seasonal produce...
Craft London
Based in Greenwich Peninsula, Craft London offers diners incredible local, seasonal British cuisine, with many ingredients grown and crafted on-site.
Martha Washington Hotel
Following a recent renovation, the boutique Martha Washington Hotel, previously catering to women, now comes with a new tagline: "exclusively for everyone."
Stue Bar
The Stue Bar has become a much talked about cocktail bar, for the quality of the drinks, it's slightly hidden location and the ostriches the bar overlooks.
Spring is Skye Gyngell's seasonal, modern British restaurant in one of the beautiful wings of Somerset House, an elegant interior and accomplished cooking
Fera is the London outpost of Simon Rogan's growing empire. Specialising in the finest British produce, quite often grown in his Cumbrian stronghold...
Shangri-La at the Shard
The view from the Shangri-La at the Shard is exquisite and there is no other hotel in London that can offer quite such an unique experience...
The Palomar
The Palomar is one of the new levantine restaurants that are currently riding the wave in London, with great food, stylish decor and central location...
Typing Room
Located in Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel, Typing Room serves intricate, beautifully presented Modern British dishes.
Riad Sapphire
Awash with white marble and modern Moroccan furnishings, Riad Sapphire is the ideal retreat in the midst of Marrakech’s labyrinthine medina.
The Strand Dining Rooms
Just paces from Nelson’s Column, The Strand Dining Rooms serves season and locavore Modern British cooking, under the watchful eye of Mark Sargeant
Momofuku Milk Bar
Momofuku Milk Bar is crammed with scrumptious sweet treats, as David Chang's consistently outpaces his rivals in understanding exactly what hits the spot...
The panoramic view from the 38th floor of Heron Tower and the excellent Brazilian-Japanese fusion cuisine makes SUSHISAMBA one of London's must-visits...
Corner Room
Found in East London's impressive Town Hall Hotel, the Corner Room offers diners a creative menu of fine European cooking in the heart of the hip East End
Bo Drake
Occupying the premises of a former club in Soho, Bo Drake serves the slightly unusual fusion of East Asian BBQ and Mexican street food in London.
Taller de Té
Taller de Té is a little spot of tranquility amongst the hustle and bustle of Bogota serving a selection of finely crafted teas from around the world...
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is a sophisticated, timeless and elegant property housed in six old canal palaces in the centre of Amsterdam...
Andaz Wall Street
It may be blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, but Andaz Wall Street is much too stylish to be relegated to the “business hotel” category.
Boqueria Tapas
The latest outpost of Boqueria Tapas, found in bustling Brixton, offers up all the tapas favourites, plus a hard-to-beat atmosphere and modish setting.
Hotel San Francesco
In the backstreets of Trastevere is the affordably hip Hotel San Francesco, the perfect base to explore the independent bars, art galleries and restaurants
Dover Street Market
Dover Street Market New York is part of the ever-expanding fashion market group pioneered by Comme de Garçons - this is haute couture for dedicated mavens
Hg2 x Airbnb: Hg2’s Favourite Airbnb apartments in Berlin
Hg2's choice of some of the most stylish, fun and cool apartments in Berlin - we've partnered with Airbnb to bring you the perfect place to stay in Berlin.
Le Carmen
Located in a beautiful building in the centre of Paris, Le Carmen has become the established favourite for fashion show after parties and wild-eyed nights
B.O.G. Hotel
The glittering emerald green and gold of one of Bogota's first boutique hotels, the B.O.G. Hotel has become the focal point for style conscious travellers
Quattro Passi
Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Mellino brings an authentic slice of the Amalfi Coast to London with Quattro Passi, his version of Mayfair fine dining.
Eating food foraged from around Brixton may sound a little alarming, but hold your nerve for a visit to Salon and you will be richly rewarded.
A poster-boy to the seasonal, locavore trend, Ducksoup relies on what’s market fresh that day or week and the ever-changing menu reflects that accordingly.
La Suite West
Designed by London interior designer Anoushka Hempel, La Suite West is a tranquil and minimalist boutique hotel just off Bayswater.
Belgraves is a chic boutique hotel, which you would not normally expect from slightly old fashioned and stuffy Belgravia.
5cc Electricity Showroom
5cc Electricity Showrooms adds to its repertoire of London cocktail bars with another colourful addition to the city's crafted drinks scene.
The Beaumont
The first hotel from uber-restaurateurs Corbin & King, The Beaumont is a sophisticated, contemporary take on old school glamour, with requisite restaurants
Decadent but prevailingly elegant, the Tales of the Cocktail-award-winning bar lists “modern botany” as its theme.
8 Hoxton Square
Unfussy, cosy, and warm without being raucous: 8 Hoxton Square has hospitality nailed. Not to mention cooking.
Peg + Patriot
Peg + Patriot proffers a drinks menu that reads more like a dinner prix fixe than, well, booze, thanks to its savoury and culinary-inspired cocktails.
The Three Johns
The Three Johns looks Lower East Side, but its beer list is one of London's best -- come for the style, stay for the brews.
The Earl of Essex
Located in a quiet stretch of Islington, the Earl of Essex is both a local's haunt and a destination craft beer pub.
Mother Kelly’s
One of the best craft beer bars in London, Mother Kelly's brings New York cool to the East End.
A Very British Hotel Chain: The Firmdale Group
The latest artillery in Firmdale’s impressive portfolio is by far the grandest to date, here we look behind the scenes of this very British hotel chain
Les Airelles
Arguably one of the best hotels in Courchevel - perhaps the world - the five-star Les Airelles caters to a discerning set of stylish ski bunnies.
Elbo Room
Whether you want Acid Jazz, Afrofunk or Indie Rock, Elbo Room delivers every day of the week.
A sleek, Japanese-style whisky bar with good sushi and no long lines at airport security. 
One Market
In a contemporary, airy setting you can seal the deal over an American menu comprised of seasonal ingredients sourced locally. 
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Marc by Marc Jacobs is part of the uber-hip little cluster of Marc Jacobs boutiques in this sunny corner of Melrose
Italian cuisine with an American twist.
The ambiance is pure 1930s and ’40s — tasteful art moderne reminiscent of the glory days of Cunard and French Line ships. Trendy is simply not a part of the BIX culture.
La Ciccia
La Ciccia is a tribute to Sardinia a pungent, lively, flavourful experience not to be missed.
Le Central
Serving classic French cuisine, Le Central is the downtown stop for locals and visitors looking for a comfortable, social atmosphere and a glass of wine.
Luna Park
Creative comfort food, including a week long brunch menu, to be enjoyed in a kitschy, flea-market chic ambiance. 
 With serious art on the chocolate-brown walls, serious white linen on the tables, and serious French food on the menu, Masa's is a heavy hitter.
Tres Tequila Lounge & Mexican Kitchen
Tres Agaves offers a full-service Mexican affair with an added vibrant bar scene and flowing tequila.
Offering San Francisco scarce German Cuisine, Walzwerk attracts European crowds along with San Franciscans to create a highly charged buzzing atmosphere.
Woodward’s Garden
Locally popular, Woodward's Garden is San Francisco's food secret.

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