Renowned for ultra-luxury, Baccarat offers guests the most elegant stay at its flagship hotel, Baccarat Hotel New York.
Located across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and steps away from the iconic Fifth Avenue, Baccarat Hotel New York is a place where grandeur and comfort reside. A Forbes five-star hotel, the property occupies the first 12 floors of a split-level tower that rises 550 feet above West 53rd Street. Glowing inside and out, the lower levels of the hotel are veiled by a 125-foot wide corrugated crystal-like curtain.
The hotel’s interiors were conceived by French design duo Gilles & Boissier to combine the classic elegance of a Parisian hotel with the contemporary aesthetic of its midtown New York City location. Gilles & Boissier, alongside Starwood Capital’s own design team, designed many of the hotel’s furnishings, including commissioning several never-before-seen works from the Baccarat factories. Classic pieces were also curated from the brands’ archival and contemporary collections for the public spaces and rooms. Seventeen custom chandeliers hang throughout the property – many suspended by rough cord rope – while one stand-out chandelier is made exclusively out of wood and hangs in the second-floor bar.
French curators Stéphanie and Frédéric Chambre assembled the hotel’s art collection, which includes works from important movements over the more than 250 years since Baccarat’s founding. Commissioned original art and one-of-a-kind furniture from renowned French artists Francois Houtin and Armand Jonckers can also be found throughout the hotel.
Each of the hotel’s 114 guest rooms and suites feel like a private pied-à-terre. Room categories start with the generous Classic King and ascend to the Baccarat Suite, the hotel’s pièce de résistance. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, sitting areas and custom jacquard linens by Mascioni. Hidden from the sleeping area by hand- painted French doors, white marble bathrooms boast glass-enclosed showers with oversized shower heads and exclusive amenities created for the hotel by Parisian perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.
Inside each room and suite, a tablet equipped with state-of-the-art technology controls all aspects of the room, including temperature, lighting and room service. A custom-designed Baccarat red enamel mini bar houses Baccarat crystal stemware for elevated in-room wine and cocktail experiences. On the telephone handset, a button marked Champagne allows guests to order a bottle of their favourite vintage to their rooms accompanied by signature Baccarat fluted glasses.
On the culinary front, a two-Michelin-starred Chef Gabriel Kreuther acts as the Culinary Director for the luxury hotel. Hailing from the French region of Alsace, Chef Kreuther’s cooking throughout his illustrious career has been deeply rooted in his Alsatian heritage and classic French culinary techniques. The Grand Salon is where light breakfast fare, all-day dining selections and afternoon tea, along with cocktails, are served. Meanwhile, the hotel’s bar is inspired by the stables of Versailles and serves hand-crafted cocktails, aperitifs, fine wines and a light bites menu. Guests can also enjoy gathering on the adjacent seasonal Le Jardin terrace overlooking MoMA. Throughout the hotel, guests can sip drinks from a kaleidoscope of more than 15,000 pieces of mixed-and-matched Baccarat crystal stemware.
For a more relaxing experience, head over to the first dedicated spa in the United States by the incomparable skincare brand La Mer. Designed to recall a luxurious European seaside retreat, the four treatment rooms beckon guests and locals who crave revitalizing treatments and soothing respites. Adjacent to the spa, luxurious day beds in alcoves surround the black-and-white marble-tiled pool, which suggests a sunken ballroom. The walls surrounding the pool feature the artwork of painter Francois Houtin, who is known for his detailed prints of utopian gardens. The forest scene is a tribute to the woods near Baccarat’s French countryside factory.
Baccarat is a storied luxury brand whose artisans have produced custom designs since King Louis XV founded the company in 1764. Baccarat has created exquisite products for the world’s most discriminating figures including kings, queens, tsars, sheiks, emirs and sultans, modern moguls, designers and rock stars. This commitment to fine craftsmanship is woven into every element of service and feel throughout the design details of the hotel.
Baccarat Hotel New York
20 W 53rd Street
New York 10019, USA
T: (+1) 2127908800