Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Zest
Another of Rome's finest rooftops, this place positively screams Miami/New Hamptons glamour with its azure swimming pool and curvy, Modernist architecture.
Visconti Palace
There's a slightly corporate feel to this huge hotel, but things are slowly changing.
Vinarium
A candlelit temple to gastronomic adventures - sit down and strap yourself in for some sensory explosions.
View at the Spanish Steps
Small but perfectly formed rooms made for hedonistic high jinx.
Valentino
When in Rome, do what - albeit, wealthy - Romans do, shop at Valentino.
Tiffany
Make like Audrey Hepburn and head to Tiffany's, with or without breakfast.
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...
Stravinskij Bar
If you don't manage to rent a room alongside George and Brad in the timelessly glamorous Hotel de Russie, slip confidently into the bar for an early evening, or
St. Regis Rome
Enjoy high tea under the chandelier with a bevvy of international arbiters of good taste.
Sergio Rossi
Salvatore Ferragamo
From small-time cobbler to shoe-maker to the stars - Salvatore Ferragamo.
Rome Cavalieri
Redolent of Las Vegas, the Cavalieri Hilton is possibly the most spectacularly ornate hotel in all of Rome.
Roberto Cavalli
Although to some it's more cliché than chic, Roberto Cavalli still has an appeal.
Ripa Roma
Those with a penchant for Schrageresque styling will enjoy this hotel.
Rhome
Although it takes itself a tad too seriously, the atmosphere here is generally lively and fun.
Regina Baglioni
If the Italians know one thing, it's style. Case in point is the Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome, which has lashings of the stuff with a location in Via Veneto that's just a stone's throw away from the world-renowned fashion street of Via Condotti.
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.
Radisson Blu es
When it first opened in 2002, this huge Schrager-esque monolith behind Termini station caused ripples through Rome's fashion set.
Pupina
This bistro, with its white wicker chairs, lovely lighting and touches of blue and red, has a fresh and bright, almost French feeling.
Prada Sport
If you want to look good while working out, why not indulge in some Prada?
Prada
Pierluigi
Pierluigi caters to the dreams of those seeking a picture-postcard Roman holiday, and indeed everyone seems to have a soft spot for this dependable restaurant.
Patrizia Pepe
Florentine fashion in a Roman setting. Fantastico.
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.
Parco dei Principi
Swimming in 5 star style.
Only Hearts
From the romance of silky under-things, to the sensuality of silky outer-things, Only Hearts has it all.
Obikà
Considered to be the first mozzarella bar in the world, Obika' serves soft, succulent mozzarella di bufala fresh every day from Campania in a variety of incarna
Nuyorica
You cannot be in Rome and miss the opportunity to go to Nuyorica.
Navona Palace
These über-chic residences are the latest example of Rome's newest trend of luxurious apartments in the heart of the city.
Moschino
Give in to the fun and the fashion at Moschino.
Majestic Roma
One of the most extravagant hotels in the city, the Hotel Majestic has a history of attracting the rich and famous.
MAC
Be dazzled by colour and quality at this US cosmetics store.
Louis Vuitton
LOL Moda Arte Design
A shop and an exhibition space? Ooh-la-la.
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.
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.
La Terrazza dell’Eden
Boasting possibly the most heart-pinchingly lovely view of Rome, La Terazza restaurant is on the top floor of the Hotel Eden.
La Terrazza dell’Eden
La Rosetta
Massimo Riccioli's lauded fish restaurant feels like a ship inside, all wooden portholes and white tablecloths, and the most comprehensive list of Mediterranean aquatic creatures imaginable.
La Perla

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