Baccarat Hotel New York
Baccarat Hotel New York delights guests by combining the noble heritage and perfect craft of the legendary French crystal company with a modern flair and elements of unexpected magic.
Brilliantly imagined by hospitality industry titan Barry Sternlicht, the brand’s global flagship has been conceived in the style of a sumptuous hôtel by Paris-based interior design firm, Gilles & Boissier.
Built by internationally-acclaimed architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the Midtown Manhattan tower features a prismatic glass façade, which fittingly recalls the radiance of Baccarat crystal and subtly reflects and refracts light across its 50 stories. In addition to the hotel’s 114 luxurious guest rooms, the sleek skyscraper features a separate residential lobby and 60 elegant residences designed by interiors master Tony Ingrao.
The 114 sanctuary-like guest rooms and suites have been designed to feel like pieds-à-terre and feature custom desks, sconces and table lamps by Baccarat. Room categories begin with the beautifully appointed Classic King – measuring 400 to 450 square feet.
The Baccarat Suite is the crown jewel spanning a sprawling 1,740 square feet. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, plush four-poster beds, custom jacquard linens by Mascioni and glass showers concealed by hand-painted French doors. The marble bathrooms abound with amenities crafted exclusively for the hotel by Parisian perfumer Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Seamless, intuitive technology via an in-room device controls all aspects of the room, and a lavish, custom-designed Baccarat-red enamel minibar offers delicious delights from French gourmet house Ladurée and Baccarat glasses and stemware for guest use.
THE GRAND SALON
The Grand Salon earns its name through a palette of platinum and sparkling neutral shades, Jouffre silk-covered walls, parquet floors, and plush, high-backed banquettes. Here, drinks and dining complement social exchanges beneath a 64-arm Baccarat chandelier. All requests are honoured here, including a full bar menu, coffee, tea, and signature cuisine.
CHEVALIER DINING ROOM
Located at street level, the signature contemporary French private dining room Chevalier takes its name from Baccarat’s long-time and most beloved creative director, Georges Chevalier, who was responsible for ushering the crystal company into the modern age. Designed by legendary New York interior designer Stephen Sills, Chevalier is designed to be both inspiring and inviting.
In the bar, dark opulence meets a rough-hewn aesthetic and vivacious New York panache. Guests from around the globe sip and toast between crimson velvet and merlot-coloured walls, leather seats on checkerboard floors, glittering red Baccarat chandeliers and fine art stacked salon-style.
The petit salon sits at a gentle remove, containing guests engaged in more intimate conversation. An upward gaze reveals its vaulted ceiling, glinting with the silver-heather hue of mica chips. From this firmament descends three immense Baccarat chandeliers: one clear, one smoky, one rose-coloured, clustered in one corner with whimsical asymmetry. The space stays deliciously hushed; a carved mantle, deep toned furnishings, shadowy nooks and lounge seating add to its mystique.
SPA DEL MAR
The subterranean Spa de la Mer is hidden away below the hotel’s entrance and designed to recall luxurious moments by the sea. The design of Spa de la Mer brings the La Mer brand to life with luxurious textures and a soothing colour palette. Rich bespoke materials in warm champagne and bronze tones are inspired by the signature ingredient found in all La Mer products, The Miracle Broth.
The reception area is accented with a calming golden ocean visual, while Italian marble floors and white washed planks line the hallways. Each treatment room is adorned with a beautiful mural of sea kelp hand painted by New York artists.
Adjacent to the spa’s four intimate treatment rooms, Gilles & Boissier installed luxurious canopied day beds and lined the bottom of the 50-foot swimming pool with black and white tiles, reminiscent of a sunken ballroom.