Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is an “ecoluxury” hotel with oodles of green creds and views out over the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
1 Oak
Subtle it ain't. Sexy it can be. Over the top, all the time!
21 Club
Classic, old-school restaurant with a private members' club feel for Midtown power brokers...
Amore Pacific
The perfect place to spend the day relaxing under expert hands...
Andaz Wall Street
It may be blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, but Andaz Wall Street is much too stylish to be relegated to the “business hotel” category.
Arlington Club
The Arlington Club is an Upper East Side steakhouse with lashings of old world style and a menu that tempts with far more than its prime Meyer Farm beef.
Attaboy
A creative cocktail bar in the Lower East Side, Attaboy may look unassuming, but it’s drinks are second to none – it's one of the best bars in the world.
Avenue
Glamorous decor with fine design flourishes. Pulsing sounds and an A-list crowd.
B.B. King Blues
Legendary guitarist BB King's NYC live music venue can be a little 'destination' for some...
Baccarat Hotel
A high-end hotel with a luxurious heritage, the Baccarat Hotel is a glittering addition to the Midtown hotel scene with Parisian flair and a Spa de La Mer.
Bar Americain
Superchef Bobby Flay's interpretation of the Brasserie is a triumph. From seafood to steaks; it is stunning.
Beauty & Essex
One New York restaurant that's been described as a bit like the city itself; grungy and confusing on the outside but with a loud, glamorous, surprising, beating young heart.
Bemelmans Bar
This is a classy and traditional place to go and enjoy a cocktail among some of New Yorks finest residents.
Bliss Soho
Relax at this global neighbourhood spa chain in the heart of SoHo...
BLT Steak
Cocktails and steak we find it hard to think of a more compelling combination.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
While it may be 30 miles outside of the city, for food this farm-fresh we're more than prepared to make the effort.
Blue Ribbon
A landmark on the New York culinary scene. This is the place for late night dining.
Bouley
Inspired Italian fare comes as standard at Bouley, with a mouthwatering Mediterranean menu that please even the most discerning critic.
Brandy Library
Brandy Library boasts an extensive selection of drinks. This is a classy and comfortably hang out.
Butter
Music, drinks, style, snacks and scene; Butter has it all - go!
Café Gitane
Crusty baguettes and French models are the staple at this Nolita café...
Campbell Apartment
This smart city hide out is elegant, exclusive and stunning.
Chamber
Established in 2014 by Juan Garcia Mosqueda, Chamber is a high-end curios emporium (read: gallery) found in Chelsea in New York.
Chelsea
Moving from the Meatpacking district towards Flatiron and Union Square make sure to take in West 18th Street and West 22nd Street. From Barney's to Balenciaga there is much here to satisfy the fashionista.
Cipriani Downtown
Dress in the day's designer purchases and join the jet-set crowd for Bellinis and people watching.
City Center
NY City Center is known for its expressive dance and dramatic theatre...
Club Macanudo
Old school elegance for serious cocktails and cigars...
Comic Strip Live
The self-styled Best stand-up comedy club on planet Earth"..."
Cornelia
Forget the frenetic pace of New York City at Cornelia Day Resort; you'll leave here feeling like a million bucks...
Crowne Plaza Times Square
Spacious and sumptuous rooms; a recent $85 million dollar facelift has been money well spent.
Daniel
Daniel Boulud's flagship restaurant is NY fine dining at its absolute zenith...
Del Posto
Del Posto brings fine dining charm to Italian cusine and does so with aplomb.
Dell’anima
Big neighbourhood eaterie, amazing Italian food and wine and an atmosphere to match...
Dover Street Market
Dover Street Market New York is part of the ever-expanding fashion market group pioneered by Comme de Garçons - this is haute couture for dedicated mavens
Dovetail
Sample sublime Michelin-starred food infused with an American twist while sitting in glamorous and grand surrounds.
East Village & Noho
Whilst this area lacks the high-octane impact of Soho's shops there are some great alternative boutiques to be found - particularly if you're a vintage fan.
Eleven Madison Park
This is the one everyone's talking about - Eleven Madison Park is slowly creeping up the list of the World's Best Restaurants...
Exhale
Luxury, contemplative chain of upmarket spas around the US...
Financial District & Tribeca
Whilst the Financial District and Tribeca are not renowned shopping areas many Manhattanites make the trek downtown to rummage through Century 21 for bargains Sex and the City's Carrie would kill for.
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.

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