Crystal brand Baccarat launches first hotel in New York

French crystal maker Baccarat has launched Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, its debut hotel and global flagship property.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York
Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York

The 114-room hotel is located across from the Museum of Modern Art and occupies the first 12 floors of a split-level tower above West 53rd Street.

The hotel boasts a 305sqm event space that can accommodate up to 40 guests and offers bespoke in-house catering. Other facilities include an indoor pool, a fitness training facility and the first Spa de La Mer in the United States. The hotel also offers special amenities such as the ‘house car’, a vintage Citroën, which guests have complimentary use of within 15 blocks of the hotel.

Dining options include new modern French restaurant, Chevalier, which is overseen by Michelin-starred executive chef Shea Gallante, as well as a number of lobby salons and a bar.

The 114 bedrooms are split into different categories from classic king to presidential suite, and all offer floor-to-ceiling windows, sitting areas and white marble bathrooms. Each room has a tablet equipped with state-of-the-art technology to control all aspects of the room, and a telephone handset with a button marked ‘Champagne’ which can be pressed for a quick room delivery.

The hotel has been designed with crystals in mind. Outside, the lower levels of the are veiled by a wide corrugated crystal-like curtain, and the theme continues inside the lobby where a wall is covered in more than 2,000 of Baccarat’s iconic Harcourt glasses, laid horizontally, and lit by LED lights to create a 24-hour light show. The crystal theme carries on throughout the venue with custom chandeliers, furniture and 5,000 pieces of Baccarat crystal stemware in the bar.

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