Baccarat Hotel Opens in Midtown Manhattan

By Paul Riegler on 18 March 2015
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DSC_0222Starwood Capital Group announced the opening of the Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York.  The new property is the Baccarat crystal brand’s first hotel and features a 125-foot (38.1-meter) corrugated crystal-like curtain that veils its lower levels.

The Baccarat Hotel has 114 guest rooms, designed by Gilles & Bossier.  All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a sitting area, and Mascioni jacquard linens.  The white marble bath areas have glass-enclosed showers with amenities created especially for the hotel by Parisian perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.

Everything in the room including lighting and climate control is controlled by a tablet from which guests can also place orders for room service.  Each room has a Baccarat red enamel mini bar with snacks from Fauchon.  Pressing the “Champagne” button on the phone will allow guests to order a bottle of the sparkling wine that will be served with Baccarat fluted glasses.

All guests will have access to the hotel’s house car, a vintage Citroën, for short trips within a 15-block radius.

The hotel’s restaurant, Chevalier, is named not after the French actor and cabaret singer, but after Baccarat’s long-time creative director, Georges Chevalier.  It will serve French cuisine in a brasserie de luxe setting under the direction of Chef Shea Gallante.  Other venues within the property include the Grand and Petit Salons, which serve breakfast fare, afternoon tea, and small dishes, the Bar, and a seasonal outdoor terrace overlooking the Museum of Modern Art.

Starwood Capital, which is not affiliated with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, first announced the Baccarat brand in February 2013.

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