Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

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Joyeux Bordel
"Joyeux Bordel" translates to "jolly mess," but that's the only thing untidy about this swanky, immaculate cocktail bar.
De Hallen
Home to indoor markets, eateries and bicycle shops, Amsterdam’s recently refurbished tram depot, De Hallen, is now one of the city’s hippest cultural hubs.
The Hoxton, Amsterdam
The Hoxton, Amsterdam, is a trendy and laidback canalside hotel, with chic interiors and a noteworthy on-site Italian eatery.
68 and Boston
Can't decide between wine and cocktails for the evening? The stylish, Soho-based 68 and Boston specialises in both and does them with aplomb...
Les Couilles du Chien
At the cheekily named Les Couilles du Chien, the bar at Arbutus Restaurant, diners are in for boundary-pushing cocktails and small plates.
W Beijing Chang’an
The W Beijing Chang’an is a visually stunning hotel in the Diplomatic District, just steps from the Forbidden City.
Bar ThreeSixty
Open from October to April, Bar ThreeSixty is a chic, sophisticated spot for drinking and dancing in Downtown Beirut.
Bazar Noir
Concept store Bazar Noir is the go-to spot for rare and hard to find pieces, from tables to light fixtures.
Hôtel Droog
More than just a stylish place to stay in Amsterdam, Hôtel Droog is an expanded hotel experience, equipped with its own gallery, library and spa.
Paper & Tea
P&T’s second Berlin boutique, the Mitte-based Paper & Tea, is a temple devoted to all things tea.
Alov Steakhouse
The Alov Steakhouse, located within the Fairmont Baku, offers diners an exceptional menu of imported steaks and premium wine in chic, atmospheric surroundings.
Chef Shaun Hergatt’s New York restaurant, Juni serves contemporary, innovative cuisine in one of the city's top Michelin star establishments.
Maison Premiere
Oysters, cocktails and premium absinthe are the driving force behind Maison Premiere, a retro-tinged Williamsburg bar and restaurant.
Roca Moo
Hotel Omm’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Roca Moo, serves up wonderful Catalan cuisine with the theatrical open kitchen providing the perfect backdrop...
Stereo Kitchen
With a name that sounds like an 80s mash up, Stereo Kitchen is downtown Beirut’s exquisitely designed destination for great food, cocktails and dancing.
Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill
Located within the hallowed halls of London’s Savoy Hotel, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill has reinvented the old River Restaurant in a glitzy new guise.
Beef & Brew
It’s about time restaurants paid attention to craft beer. Beef & Brew, true to its name, serves up the suds alongside its carnivorous fare.
Four Seasons Beijing
The Four Seasons Beijing, conveniently located in the Central Business District, is a luxurious hotel for business and leisure travellers.
Sharply chic in looks but warm and vibrant on the plate, Bandol captures the glorious, sun-drenched cooking of the South of France.
Restaurant Sauterelle
Within the architecturally impressive Royal Exchange, Restaurant Sauterelle gives French and Italian classics a creative flourish.
The Ivy Market Grill
The Ivy's more approachable sister, The Ivy Market Grill serves a largely British menu in a setting that blends the classical with the zeitgeisty.
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 Bull & Last
The Bull & Last pairs rustic atmosphere with seasonal produce to earn its place among London's crowded gastropub landscape.
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.
Allied to the locavore trend, Ducksoup's seasonal menu and biodynamic wine list suggests a firm grasp of the Zeitgeist.
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.

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