Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Babington’s Tea Rooms
Perched on the corner of the Spanish Steps, this traditional teahouse has been serving up French toast, ploughman's lunch and other British comfort foods since
Ciampini
This café lurks in the corner of one of the city's most sumptuous pedestrianized squares off the Via del Corso, opposite what must be Rome's most bling police station.
View at the Spanish Steps
Small but perfectly formed rooms made for hedonistic high jinx.
Empresa
Calling all gentleman with style! Empresa is waiting for you...
Nuyorica
You cannot be in Rome and miss the opportunity to go to Nuyorica.
Dal Bolognese
Traditional high-end Roman eaterie Dal Bolognese poses no surprises or edgy mystique, but sometimes there's more to life than gritty nouveau-chic.
Enoteca Ferrara
Hailed as one of the finest gastronomic experiences in Rome, Ferrara has all the trappings of a pretentious, arrogant eaterie, with its formal layout and starched white tablecloths, and service that is characteristically not of the calibre the preten
Hostaria dell’Orso
Once an inn accommodating the likes of Dante and then Goethe, Hostaria dell'Orso is housed in a 15th-century patrician palazzo on the banks of the Tiber.
Carla G.
Modern and minimal are the clothes at CarlaG.
Zest
Another of Rome's finest rooftops, this place positively screams Miami/New Hamptons glamour with its azure swimming pool and curvy, Modernist architecture.
Moschino
Give in to the fun and the fashion at Moschino.
Inn at the Spanish Steps
Slap bang in the middle of 'Bling Street', this popular residence couldn't be in a more suitable location for shopaholics.
Le Real de Luxe
Ideal for those in town on a flying visit, this hotel offers a base that doesn't fall short on style and service either.
h club>doney
Although the Via Veneto has certainly outlived its former 1960s heyday, the lounge bar H Club Doney, next door to the Westin Excelsior, still manages to retain
Calvin Klein
Be sure to look as good underneath as you do on top with chic underwear from Calvin Klein.
Rhome
Although it takes itself a tad too seriously, the atmosphere here is generally lively and fun.
Hassler Roma
This fifth-generation Swiss hotel, which was requisitioned by the US air force to serve as their HQ during World War II, crowns the top of the Spanish Steps.
Hotel Ponte Sisto
Hotel Ponte Sisto sits neatly on the edge of the river, just by the eponymous bridge, in a delectable restored Renaissance palazzo.
7th Heaven Bar
On a balmy summer evening, there are few sexier places to sup a clandestine cocktail than the roof terrace of the Aleph Hotel.
Gilda
Gloriously out of date, this is one of Rome's historic nightclubs, with all the trimmings.
Guess
Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel
If you're looking for a luxurious and sumptuous oasis away from the heavily trodden paths of downtown Rome, then this is the place you're looking for.
Boscolo Exedra
Harking back to days of the Roman empire's lavish excess, the Exedra is the most bombastic of Rome's Boscolo hotels.
Parco dei Principi
Swimming in 5 star style.
MAC
Be dazzled by colour and quality at this US cosmetics store.
GiNa
This sleek, fashionable eatery behind the claustrophobic Spanish Steps positively screams Chelsea and is frequented by a similar brigade of Pilates-honed and ex
Aspesi
Modern fashion and modern art all in one place.
Burberry Prorsum
Who doesn't love a bit of Burberry?
Valentino
When in Rome, do what - albeit, wealthy - Romans do, shop at Valentino.
Degli Effetti
Spoilt for choice across the three stores of this Roman fashion giant.
La Terrazza dell’Eden
Laura Biagiotti
Cuddling up in cashmere is decadent, but when it's been bought from the Roman 'queen' of cashmere, well, that's a whole new level of luxury.
The First Luxury Art Hotel
Perfectly located, effortlessly luxurious and a roof garden with spectacular views of the city. We just can't fault The First Hotel...
Inn at the Roman Forum
The Inn looks out over the ruins of Trajan's market yet still feels decidedly off the beaten track.
Patrizia Pepe
Florentine fashion in a Roman setting. Fantastico.
ReD
This perpetually trendy design bar and restaurant is a great choice if you plan to attend a concert in the same complex of the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome's temple of classical and acoustic music.
Hostaria Costanza
Don't be put off by the anonymous entrance of this upscale yet still down- to-earth osteria in the heart of the historical centre, a few steps away from heavily-trodden Campo dei Fiori.
Rome Cavalieri
Redolent of Las Vegas, the Cavalieri Hilton is possibly the most spectacularly ornate hotel in all of Rome.
Acanto Day Spa
Follow up an exhausting shopping trip with a relaxing treatment at the luxurious Acanto spa...
Diesel

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