Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Westin Palace
Lavish and well-endowed the Starwood-owned Westin Palace has much to offer business travellers and those with a love of gilt.
UNA Hotel Tocq
Despite design hotel aspirations the main appeal of this boutique business-orientated property is its proximity to the high-end boutiques and chic clubs of Corso Como
Triennale DesignCafe
Sublimely stylish, this cafe serves modern Italian cuisine among a exhibition of iconic 20th century chairs.
The Gray
With 21 very fashionably designed rooms, this hotel is the perfect place for the style minded. The perfect place to stay during Fashion Week.=display:none"
Terme Milano
With over 30 scrubs, muds, creams and steam experiences Terme Milano is the place to dig in for a long de-stressing day as the Spa.
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San Siro Football
Deafening canons hysterical crowds footie songs flares and giant sparklers are just some of the ways that the Milanese demonstate their passion for their favourite teams...
Sadler
Located just off Naviglio Pavesi Claudio Sadler's small simple restaurant is rather at odds with the alternative bohemian vibe in Navigli.
Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala
An elegant restaurant found steps from the Teatro alla Scala in the centre of Milan, the Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala offers creative Italian cuisine.
Refeel
Just south of the busy Porta Romana Refeel is perfectly located for some pre-dinner aperitivo. Kick off your evening here then stoll up to Giulio Pane e Ojo Altro Spazio Strato or Compagnie Generale dei Viaggiatori for dinner. yEventWatcher
Princi
This Armani-designed bakery offers up the smartest snacks in town. Open 24 hours it's perfect for a quick lunch during the day time but comes into its own at night when pretty young things come to carry on their flirtations over a post-clubbing slice
Peck
Peck
Self-proclaimed ‘Temple of Gastronomical Delights’, Peck certainly doesn’t undersell itself as a culinary haven – but neither does it disappoint. 
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Practical and modern, with furniture designed by Milan's top end stores, this is the perfect place for style hounds...
Nepentha
Very much an old money club, it can be hard to get into, but if you can it is worth seeing for the spectacle inside.
Motor Racing
There's a lot more to Monza than men and motors; the forested park also contains a golf course pool hippodRome and museum and the town is well worth a visit
Milano
Large and chic Milano is a destination cocktail bar owned by the same team as Roïalto. Located near Parco Sempione it's a short walk from the Icebar and hotel Townhouse 12 and within easy reach of Corso Como's high octane clubs...yEven
LUME
A Michelin-starred restaurant in the Navigli, LUME showcases the skills of chef Luigi Taglienti with sensational seasonal menus and sleek surrounds.
Living
Living is one of Parco Sempione's most popular bars both summer and winter. Popular with a glamorous stylish crowd come her for aperitivo before heading to the equally fashion-conscious Just Cavalli Cafe...=display:n"
Lifegate Café Bistro
Marco Roveda's Lifegate is a real philosophy of life. The message behind Lifegate's bistro radio and magazine is to reduce our carbon footprint: trees are planted after every customer...d
Just Cavalli Café
A glamorous restaurant favoured by Milan's most fashion forward dress in the quadrilatero d'oro's finest to visit Just Cavalli Cafe.
Il Vicolo
It might be a bit of a trek to reach Il Vicolo but this small charming modern Italian restaurant more than repays the effort.
Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia
Despite its location to the west of Navigli diners regularly make the pilgrimage to sample Aimo e Nadia's innovative cooking.
Hotel Straf
A pioneer of the 'unfinished industrial' look the Hotel Straf is popular with professional creatives. Modern, minimalist and very hip.
Hotel dei Cavalieri
Popular with business clientele, Hotel dei Cavalieri's quadruple glazed rooms make for a surprisingly peaceful place to stay in the bustling city centre.
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Hammam Della Rosa
Have the grime of the city steamed scrubbed and massaged out of you in this charming hammam. With Moroccan and Algerian staff and Middle Eastern products it's a little like taking a holiday on your holiday...
Habits Culti
A peaceful whirl of cream marble teck decking and gently lighting makes complete relaxation inevitable at the chic Habits Culti spa. After a few hours of zen treatments retox in the cafe or hip restaurant Noy...
Grand Hotel et de Milan
Combining tradition and taste, this hotel is perfect for star-spotting...
Grand Café a Tre Marie
This recently refurbished café with zebra-skin chairs and black and white portraits has a certain glamour. Just down the road from the Giardini Pubblici it's a perfect spot to refuel in between museums...=displa"
Gokart
Milan's only outdoor go kart track! Booking is essential at weekends...
Finger’s
The sushi is not the only thing with excellent taste in this chic restaurant - the same could be said for the decor and the clientele.
Ferrari hire
To fit in with the fighetti hire a thoroughbred Italian motor to cruise the streets of the quadrilatero d'oro by day and the clubs of Corso Como by night...
Executive Lounge
Located in the midst of Corso Como's clubs Executive Lounge is a popular option for warm-up drinks or to relax between venues and decide where to go next. Stop off after dinner at Antica Trattoria della Pesa before heading into neighbouring Hollywood
Excelsior Milano
This 7-storey concept department store takes Milanese shopping to new heights.
Enterprise Hotel
Newer more central properties have diverted attention from this innovative design hotel but there's a lot to like in the linear styling of its 109 rooms...
Emporio Armani Caffe
The cafe to go to see and be seen, this cafe has the edge when it comes to atmosphere and opportunities for people watching.
Eda
Although located a little hike from other Hg2 recommended venues the perennially chic Eda is well worth a visit.
Don Juan
Liberally decorated with cowhides cowskin drums cow lassoes and serving pretty much nothing but beef this popular South American ranch-style restaurant pays homage to the steak.
Dolce & Gabbana Barbiere
This designer barbershop puts a spin on the classic cut throat shave.

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