Hg2 : The Hedonist

The Hedonist: Hotels & Retreats

Intelligent. Irreverent. Inspired.

Get our App
Review: Witt Istanbul Suites, Cihangir
Off to Turkey this summer? Make sure to check out the Witt Istanbul Suites at the Witt Istanbul Hotel. Here's a preview from our upcoming Hg2 Istanbul.
A stay at the Ilali guesthouse, Johannesburg
Hg2's Keith Bain shuns his usual coastal tendencies, and opts for a stay at the Ilali guesthouse in Johannesburg, and instantly falls in love.
Find the best ice cream in London
Did someone say heatwave? Well, yes - so we're on the hunt for the best ice cream in London with the help of restaurant reviewer Lisa Richards.
The Nolitan hotel in New York to open in August
Ond of the Big Apple's trendiest neighbourhoods, Nolita, will be welcoming the opening of The Nolitan hotel in August.
A Cape Town country stay at Babylonstoren
Fancy a little luxury outside the city? Keith Bain, author of Hg2 Cape Town, ventures beyond the bustle and finds himself in Babylonstoren.
The Wellesley to be London’s first six-star hotel
The Wellesley will open in November 2012 with 36 luxury suites, a world-class restaurant and bar, and a brand new Jazz Room.
Take it all in at The Peninsula Hotel’s new Sun Terrace
New York is best seen from above. With that in mind, head to The Peninsula Hotel's new Sun Terrace for one of the city's best views, cocktail in-hand.
The Dorchester celebrates 80 with neglected cocktail
The Dorchester London celebrate the big 80 this year. And to celebrate, the hotel is resurrecting one of its long-forgotten, but fabulous cocktails.
The Plaza Athénée to install Sound Tree
To coincide with this month's Haute Couture fashion shows, The Plaza Athénée has revealed its plans to install a temporary Sound Tree in its Plaza Bar.
Trump Ocean Club opens in Panama City
The Trump hotel empire ventures to South America for the first time this week, and sees the opening of the Trump Ocean Club in Panama City.
Review: MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
Keith Bain is always updating our Hg2 Cape Town, and this week we've decided to give you a little preview of his latest review of MannaBay Fine hotel.
Review: The Royal York hotel, Toronto
After opening back in 1929, The Royal York hotel in Toronto has charmed guests time and time again. Here's a review preview from our upcoming Hg2 Toronto.
Ezzahra is Perfect and Private Moroccan Retreat
Sleeping 14, Ezzahra is a luxury private villa in pristine surroundings.
Opening of W St. Petersburg
With interiors styled on a fabrege egg, the W St. Petersburg offers eastern European style and luxury.
Richard Bence reviews Amsterdam’s Canal House
Travel Editor at Attitude Richard Bence visits Amsterdam's boutique hotel Canal House.
Mandarin Oriental to Open in Paris this June
The Mandarin Oriental is the latest addition to Paris's hotels, and includes a bar, swimming pool and 900 square metre spa.
Blogger Julia Pearson Visits Barcelona’s El Palace
Julia Pearson pays Barcelona's El Palace a visit and discovers it lives up to its five stars.
Hotel Missoni finally opens in Kuwait
Years after it was first announced, Hotel Missoni has opened in Kuwait. This is Missoni's second designer property, the first being in Edinburgh.
Ian Schrager unveils new brand with Public Chicago
Last week, Ian Schrager unveiled his new brand Public with the opening of Public Chicago, which takes the place of the city's iconic Ambassador East hotel.
Nhow Berlin signals a new trend in chain hotels
The creative vision of Karim Rashid, Nhow Berlin is a hotel designed entirely around music, complete with a room-service menu featuring guitars.
Six Senses spa opens in the Westin Hotel, Paris
The Westin Hotel is now home to France's first Six Senses spa, offering treatments inspired by the Far East and products hailing from all over France.
The Dar Sabra hotel opens in Marrakech
Check-in at the Dar Sabra hotel in Marrakech, dine with owner François Chapoutot and marvel at pop art frescoes by famed artist ERRO.
Comfort and luxury at Cheval Residences, London
With properties in Knightsbridge, Kensington, Sloane Square & the City, Cheval Residences offer an intimate stay in London, and plenty of luxuries to hand.
The Montcalm at The Brewery, London
A new five-star hotel is opening its doors in London Town, and this time it's The Montcalm at The Brewery London City, with a restaurant headed up by ETM.
Le Gray hotel, Beirut
Opened in 2009, Le Gray hotel is owned by One Aldwych's Gordon Campbell Gray and is the toast of Beirut's luxury hospitality scene.
Review: Inspira Santa Marta, Lisbon
Globe-trotter and Hg2 blogger Ana Silva checks in at Lisbon's Inspira Santa Marta; a sustainable hotel that revolves around the concept of feng shui.
Review: Avia 93 hotel, Bogota
As we wait for the launch of Hg2 Bogota this Summer, we thought we'd give you a taste of some of the city's best venues. This time, it's the Avia 93 hotel.
The Bond-like qualities of Chalet Zermatt Peak
If you're thinking of heading for some last-minute powder on the slopes in Zermatt, you might want to set up camp in Chalet Zermatt Peak while you're there.
Review: The Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich
The Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich has stood since 1899, but has just received a $400m facelift adding a new wing, a spa, & a two-starred Michelin restaurant.
Spare Room bar opens in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel just got even trendier with the opening of the Spare Room bar. Think cocktails, bowling alleys and a glimmer of Old Hollywood.
W Hotels announce plans for W Mumbai
W Hotels have announced plans for a spanking new W Mumbai. It's set to be housed in the 62-floor Namaste Tower, and will hopefully open in July 2015.
A chat with Ecclestone Square Hotel’s Olivia Byrne
As she prepares to take on the role of company director at the Ecclestone Square Hotel, Olivia Byrne sits down with Hg2 to share her best bits of London.
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is World’s Highest Hotel
The newly opened Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong boasts 118 floors, making it officially the tallest hotel in the world.
The Peninsula Hotel group launches Japanese Earthquake Appeal
The Peninsula Hotel Group has launched Hope for Japan - a relief effort to counter the effects of the earthquake.
Second Edition Hotel Opens in Istanbul
The Second Edition Hotel has opened in Istanbul offering Ottoman-style opulence in the city's Levent District.
The Grand Dedale is Boutique Country House Luxury
The Grand Dedale offers peace, serenity and 5 star luxury in the heart of wine country.
Bulgari to Open New London Hotel
Italian fashion house Bulgari is set to open a new luxury hotel in the capital.
Four Seasons Marrakech to Open in Summer 2011
The luxury hotel chain is opening Four Seasons Marrakech this Summer with 140 rooms, 40 residential villas, and breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains.
The Eccleston Square Hotel to Open in June
The Eccleston Square Hotel, despite its central location, is a mere 25 minutes from Heathrow and offers patrons the 'world's best beds' to boot.
The Widder – Boutique Charm in the Centre of Zurich
Complete with restaurant and bar, The Widder is stylish yet simple accommodation housing some impressive modern art.

Sign up for our newsletter

We'd love to keep you up-to-date with what's really going on around the world, from the hottest new restaurants and mind-blowingly beautiful hotels, to thumping underground clubs and world-class art galleries. Sign up to learn more - we promise you it'll be worth it...


Follow Us