Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

West Village
Bleecker is the main shopping street around these parts with Marc Jacobs Cynthia Rowley and Ralph Lauren leading the pack.
Vic’s
A marvellous marriage of Italian and Mediterranean flavours, Vic’s – with Chef Hillary Sterling at the helm – is a NoHo knockout.
Union Square Café
Understated elegance is the backdrop for impeccable Modern American cooking...
Tørst
Danish for ‘thirst’, TØrst is the latest addition to Brooklyn's ever expanding bar scene, and a real haven for beer aficionados.
The Whitby
A second New York hotel for the Firmdale Group, The Whitby shows the group has hotel design down to an art, with luxe rooms and an in-house cinema.
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.
The Third Man
A speakeasy-like bar in Alphabet City, The Third Man serves creative cocktails and a great selection of wine and beer in its rustic-chic space.
The Standard Grill
One of the most fashionable and sought-after restaurants in New York...
The Standard East Village
The Standard East Village is striking, stylish and chic. This 21-storey tower has beautiful rooms, super cocktails and one of the best restaurants around...
The Standard
Towering graciously above the neighbouring warehouses and the High Line, this glistening glass wonder offers stunning city views.
The Spotted Pig
New Yorkers have firmly embraced the Spotted Pig and gastro-pub concept some while after opening it's still regularly packed out. Go for epic bar food and to watch Manhattan sophisticates do what they do best.
The Royalton
One of the first boutique hotels in Manhattan the Royalton remains one of the best.
The Rose Bar
Oh so media friendly the GPH's bar is a work of art...
The Quin
The Quin offers a quintessential New York experience – if you like high-end amenities, amazing dining and location, and sumptuous guestrooms that is.
The Mercer
The fact that the owner dates Uma Thurman shouldn't impress you but it should alert you to the credentials of the place.
The Marmara Park Avenue
Light, airy and unexpectedly modern, The Marmara Park Avenue offers a welcome retreat from the busy streets of Manhattan.
The Marcel at Gramercy
Inoteca, The Marcel at Gramercy's fine Italian eatery, merits a visit whether you are staying or not.
The Ludlow
Housed in a 20-floor red brick building on the Lower East Side, The Ludlow is a sleek hotel offering boho-luxe style and a buzzy French restaurant.
The Lambs Club
The Lambs Club is perfect either for that rushed pre-theatre bite, or a more leisurely post-theatre feed. 
The Knickerbocker Hotel
A peaceful, sleek hotel overlooking Times Square, The Knickerbocker Hotel has a rooftop bar, cuisine from Charlie Palmer and 350 soundproofed rooms.
The James
A boutique hotel in SoHo, The James has a residential vibe and some seriously stylish outdoor and rooftop spaces, including an urban garden and plunge pool.
The Greenwich
Innovative and imaginative; The Greenwich is a treat for technophiles.
The Future Perfect
An innovative design store in Lower Manhattan, The Future Perfect is a showcase for both established and up-and-coming talent.
The Eddy
A seasonal New American restaurant, The Eddy is packed with talent you can trust, like Executive Chef Jeremy Salamon and Head Bartender Brian Elder.
The Cutting Room
One of New York’s better live music bars, The Cutting Room, with its intimate rock’n’roll decor, draws a crowd of celebs and live music lovers week-round.
The Cloisters
A hidden oasis of calm, The Cloisters showcase Medieval European art and architecture...
The Box
Decadent, debauched, anything-goes hedonism has meant The Box has been one of the city's most talked about clubs in recent years...
The Bowery
This hotel combines eclectic design gadgets galore and one of the trendiest bars in town.
The Blond
Found within Aby Rosen’s 11 Howard, The Blond bar is where New York’s style set go to drink, dance, and make merry in Manhattan.
The Bar at Baccarat Hotel
The Bar at Baccarat Hotel is opulent and literally dripping with crystal; it’s a fine place for a Champagne cocktail or even a New York cider.
Temple Bar
Glamorous, fabulous and oh so Mwah - not to mention the cocktails...
Tao Uptown
Specialising in mouthwatering pan-Asian cuisine, Tao Uptown is revered on the New York dining scene for its club-like vibe and high-end clientele.
Sushi Yasuda
Delicately fresh and simple flavours at this celebrated sushi restaurant...
Sunshine Cinema
The hipster haunt for film fans…
Spa Nalai
Spa Nalai is found in Midtown Manhattan’s Park Hyatt, offering custom “experiences” and spa packages, with incredible views of the city skyline.
Soho House
Chic decadence seeps from every pore of this building a top choice for a trendy media-set.
Soho
Fashionistas could go no further than Soho on a NYC shopping trip. From Bloomingdale's to Prada Anna Sui and Marni it's home to some great names. Lunch at Cipriani Downtown or pop into the stylish Mercer Hotel for a quick bite.
Smyth Tribeca
Delightful details make this a charming 'boutique' hotel.
Schiller’s
Sexy fun dining from Keith MacNally that's hard to beat.
Room Mate Grace
Slap bang in the centre of the Theatre district and Times Square, this quirky, modern hotel aims to be creative

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