Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

NoMad Hotel
Glamourous new boutique hotel and upscale eatery bridges the gap between Paris & New York and Chelsea & Gramercy Park.
Ace Hotel
Achingly hip, vintage-inspired décor and quirky, nostalgia-inducing touches are guaranteed to charm.
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.
Crosby Street Hotel
Áber-hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp made the leap across the pond in 2009 transforming a vacant SoHo lot into this boutique beauty.
The Royalton
One of the first boutique hotels in Manhattan the Royalton remains one of the best.
Flatiron & Union Square
A potter around Broadway Fifth Avenue and Union Square will yield some treasures. If it's good weather join the crowds at the Shake Shack for a snack or indulge in a languid lunch at Gramercy Tavern.
The Greenwich
Innovative and imaginative; The Greenwich is a treat for technophiles.
The Roxy Tribeca Grand
The exclusive Roxy Tribeca Grand's location is utterly unrivaled.
Grand Central Terminal
Housing top restaurants, bars and stores, Grand Central is way more than just a train station...
Public
Located in the heart of Nolita's maze of chic streets this is a great lunch option.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Superlatives just don't do justice to one of the most impressive and extensive art collections in the world...
The Peninsula
The fusion between contemporary accessories with old-world grace makes this hotel a special pick.
Locanda Verde
Stunning mains and immaculate desserts. Savour every last morsel in the warm and rustic surrounds.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn's contemporary art museum is well worth a trip...
Jean-Georges
Proudly the flagship of Jean-George Vongerichten's eateries the food is close to flawless.
Joe
Coffee favourite that's now springing up all over the city...
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Acclaimed chef David Chang continues to receive plaudits for this latterly fast-food restaurant.
B.B. King Blues
Legendary guitarist BB King's NYC live music venue can be a little 'destination' for some...
Bembe
Very cool, very alternative, very eco-friendly, very Williamsburg...
Riverside Church
Serene and spectacular venue for theater and concerts...
The Benjamin
The Benjamin provides discerning New York travelers with intimacy and comfort.
Bar Americain
Superchef Bobby Flay's interpretation of the Brasserie is a triumph. From seafood to steaks; it is stunning.
The Carlyle
The Carlyle is a timeless classic a showcase of great art and a sanctuary of privacy.
Zinc Bar
Jazz, live music and perfectly mixed tropical cocktails...
The Maritime Hotel
What the Maritime lacks in cutting-edge contemporary design it certainly makes up for in atmosphere.
Bicycle Habitat
Whether you want to rent or buy, you're guaranteed to leave this store on two wheels. The perfect way to see the city.
Little Branch
West Village speakeasy from the Milk & Honey boys...
Caroline’s Comedy Club
One of the city's most well-known comedy clubs has a mixed line up of stand up and improv...
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Alternative music to cutting-edge theatre is on offer at Brooklyn Academy of Music...
The Rose Bar
Oh so media friendly the GPH's bar is a work of art...
Sunshine Cinema
The hipster haunt for film fans…
Employees Only
United Nations
The home of international diplomacy at the heart of Manhattan...
Delicatessen
Smooth and striking interior; a tasty SoHo take on the greasy spoon diner...
Upper West Side
Whilst the Upper West Side is definitely the poor relation to the Upper East Side's designer charms there are a few places that are worth popping into.
Central Park
A trip to New York City is not complete without a visit to Central Park...
Exhale
Luxury, contemplative chain of upmarket spas around the US...
Club Macanudo
Old school elegance for serious cocktails and cigars...
Guggenheim Museum
One of the most iconic buildings in the city houses one of the world's greatest art collections...
Murray Hill
This is where the high-octane shopping really starts - going north up Madison or Fifth Avenue will take you past a roll-call of international designers. Revive with lunch at BLT Steak.

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