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.
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.
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 W Union Sq.
W Union Square's landmark 1911 Guardian Life building has the city at it's fingertips.
The Surrey
The Surrey is glamorously reminiscent of the Upper East Side's past.
The Standard
Towering graciously above the neighbouring warehouses and the High Line, this glistening glass wonder offers stunning city views.
The Royalton
One of the first boutique hotels in Manhattan the Royalton remains one of the best.
The Roxy Tribeca Grand
The exclusive Roxy Tribeca Grand's location is utterly unrivaled.
The Rose Bar
Oh so media friendly the GPH's bar is a work of art...
The River Café
The food takes second place to the exquisite view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn shore...
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 Polo Bar
The Polo Bar, part of Ralph Lauren’s stable, offers a classic NYC restaurant experience, complete with cocktails – both liquid and shrimp varieties.
The Plaza
Found on the southern fringes of Central Park, The Plaza is arguably New York’s most iconic hotel.
The Pierre
No expense has been spared to make this one of the largest and best hotels in this city.
The Peninsula
The fusion between contemporary accessories with old-world grace makes this hotel a special pick.
The Muse
Personal pampering for both you and your pooch in the heart of Times Square.
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 Mark
A recession defying refurbishment has embellished the elegance and exclusivity of this luxury hotel.
The Maritime Hotel
What the Maritime lacks in cutting-edge contemporary design it certainly makes up for in atmosphere.
The Mansfield
Situated in Midtown East the Mansfield blends seemlessly in with its rather grand surroundings.
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 London NYC
Here British establishment figures - designer David Collins, chef Gordon Ramsay and concierge service Quintessentially - try and help guide homesick expats through the supposedly baffling maze of New York.
The Loews Regency
A landmark among New York’s collection of classic hotels, The Loews Regency has enjoyed the favour of film stars, socialites and royalty over the years.
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 Empire Hotel
Majestic modernity, happily situated adjacent to Central Park. Guests enjoy the rooftop pool deck, bar and lounge.
The Carlyle
The Carlyle is a timeless classic a showcase of great art and a sanctuary of privacy.
The Bryant Park
A stylish modern boutique hotel this a great choice if you are in town for work or play.
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 Benjamin
The Benjamin provides discerning New York travelers with intimacy and comfort.
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...
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 Grand
A wonderful hotel to relax in but also the ideal place to entertain in glitz and glamour.
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.
Scarpetta
This food defies description. Be similarly dazzled by the cellar holding 3,000 bottles of wine.
Sakagura
Superb sake and sashimi in elegant Japanese surrounds...
Ritz Carlton
The theme of the hotel is pure old-school luxury... but with just enough contemporary twists.

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