Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

10 Corso Como
Al Pont de Ferr
Al Pont de Ferr is a Michelin-starred osteria in Milan’s canal district serving up superlative tasting menus in an atmospheric setting.
Alla Cucina delle Langhe
Arguably the best restaurant on Corso Como Alla Cucina delle Langhe is a popular choice for dinner before hitting the nearby clubs.
Anderson
To stay at the Anderson is to step into a black lacquered Wallpaper*-style world. With 106 chic rooms and every practical facility provided it's a great option for business travellers...
Aquae Calidae
After long days exploring the potential of Milan's high octane shopping chic aperitivo bars and energetic club nothing is more welcome than a quick detox in Aquae Calidae's steam rooms showers and massage...
Armani Prive
Stylish and exclusive, this club feels like Nobu had been set in science fiction. A great place to drink and dance side by side with Milan's fashion slaves.
Armani/SPA
The Spa at Armani Hotel Milano's 1,000 square metres of peace and quiet is the perfect place to be pampered and emerge refreshed and re-energised. 
Auditorium di Milano
Despite offering a relatively traditional programme of classical music the Auditorium reflects the alternative spirit of bohemian Navigli in some of its innovative fixtures...
Bulgari Spa
Café Atlantique
With two dance floors, four bars, two restaurants and a summer terrace, lose yourself in the mainstream crowd at water themed Café Atlantique after dinner at nearby Altro Spazio Strat or Compagnia Generale.
Carlton Hotel Baglioni
Stately, but not grand - in a changing world Carlton Hotel Baglioni's old school charm can always be relied upon
Chocolat
Chocoholic Marina opened this tiny café because she believes that chocolate brings happiness. Having tried her chocolate brownies and hot chocolate we're not arguing with her...
Controvapore
This charming gastronomic love nest is in the residential area near Corso Venezia located just a few streets away from the cultural attractions and high octane retail pleasures of Milan's Centro. di
Culti
A pleasingly tranquil spa destination, with treatments influenced by Ayurveda and the Orient. They offer quick treatments for the busy, and detox treatments for those turning over new leaves.
D&G Gold
The newest star in Milan's fashion-restaurant firmament Dolce & Gabbana Gold is located in Porta Venezia and is just a short walk from the Sheraton Diana Majestic and Townhouse 31.
Diana Garden
An essential component of any trip to Milan join up to 800 fellow revellers in the beautiful private gardens for chichi champagne cocktails. Equally popular for Sunday brunch booking ahead is essential to join the crowd at this see-and-be-seem hango
Diana Majestic
The grandeur of a wonderful Liberty façade may not be matched by the rooms inside but the fashion crowd laps up the scene at the hotel's infamous Diana Garden and Bar...
Divina
A contrast to the idiosyncratic spirit of nearby Corso Porta Ticinese seeing and being seen is what clubs like Divina are all about. Perfect for a drink after dinner at laid back Cigair or Trattoria Toscana...
Dolce & Gabbana Barbiere
This designer barbershop puts a spin on the classic cut throat shave.
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.
Eda
Although located a little hike from other Hg2 recommended venues the perennially chic Eda is well worth a visit.
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.
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...
Excelsior Milano
This 7-storey concept department store takes Milanese shopping to new heights.
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
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...
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.
Fragile Milano
A contemporary art gallery with a yen for 20th century designs, Fragile Milano is a colourful space filled with a curated collection of pieces.
Gokart
Milan's only outdoor go kart track! Booking is essential at weekends...
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"
Grand Hotel et de Milan
Combining tradition and taste, this hotel is perfect for star-spotting...
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...
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...
Horse Racing
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.
Hotel Straf
A pioneer of the 'unfinished industrial' look the Hotel Straf is popular with professional creatives. Modern, minimalist and very hip.
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.
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.
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.
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

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