Baccarat Hotels & Resorts debuts with Manhattan flagship
April 9, 2015: Starwood Capital Group, the private equity real estate firm, has launched the Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York. It is the first hotel and global flagship for the 250 year-old Baccarat crystal brand. Directly across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and steps away from Fifth Avenue’s legendary shopping, the hotel occupies the first 12 floors of the 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 crystallike curtain. It features 114 sensationally appointed guest rooms and suites and a new modern French restaurant, Chevalier, overseen by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Shea Gallante. Legendary New York restaurateur Charles Masson will curate style and service in Chevalier and in the hotel’s second-story lobby salons and bar. The Bar at Baccarat, just off the opulent Grand Salon, features barrel-vaulted ceilings, a 60-foot bar and an outdoor terrace overlooking the MoMA. The hotel also features a 50-foot indoor pool, an elite fitness training facility and the first Spa de La Mer in the United States.
The hotel’s interiors combine Baccarat’s French classic aesthetics with a fanciful modern sensibility. The tower’s 60 private residences are accessible through a separate entrance and will have access to all of the hotel’s amenities.
Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, said, “We waited and believe we found the perfect location to launch our first hotel. Our designs pay respect to our neighbors in the property’s simple exterior, but we add great drama with other details including a four-foot high always-burning fireplace which represents the furnaces in our manufacturing facilities at Baccarat France. Entering the lobby, guests will be mesmerized by a 20-by-25-foot wall adorned with more than 2,000 of Baccarat’s most iconic glasses, the Harcourt. Each custom-sized glass has been laid horizontally, and lit by an LED light to create a 24-hour light show. The hotel has every possible amenity a privileged client demands. Our goal is to offer perfection of service that matches Baccarat’s perfection in the production of crystal.”
Baccarat S.A. is majority owned by Starwood Capital Group. General Manager Andrew Turner will lead the Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York.
Coordinates: 20 West 53rd Street, New York, USA
Rates begin at $899
To reserve, call +1-844-294-1764 or visit baccarathotels.com