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First Baccarat-branded hotel opens in New York

French Crystal maker Baccarat has opened its first hotel in New York, bringing a distinctly Parisian retreat to the streets of Manhattan.

Mar 24, 2015 | By AFPRelaxnews

baccarat hotel exterior

French Crystal maker Baccarat has opened its first hotel in New York, bringing a distinctly Parisian retreat to the streets of Manhattan.

Located opposite the Museum of Modern Art, the Baccarat Hotel & Residences asserts its presence on the streets of Manhattan with a 125-foot (38-meter) wide facade made to resemble corrugated crystal curtains.

Baccarat Hotel Restaurant

The opening of the new Baccarat hotel marks a new chapter for the 250-year-old crystal company, which is now pitching itself as a lifestyle brand.

Built into the telephone handset, for example, is a button marked “Champagne” that will send up a vintage bottle of bubbly for parched guests with luxury palates.

baccarat hotel hallway

Likewise, the minibar is filled with gourmet French treats from Fauchon, and the marble counters in luxury suites are lined with complimentary La Mer skincare products.

The Baccarat hotel also features the first Spa de La Mer in the US.

baccarat hotel guest rooms

A total of 17 cascading chandeliers provide light, drama and opulence to the Parisian-inspired hotel particulier and offset a muted color palette of taupes and greys — the colors of wealth.

Guests are greeted with a spectacular light show upon entry, with a 20-by-25-foot wall composed of 2,000 Baccarat glasses that are backlit by LED lights.

baccarat hotel room

Throughout the hotel — which counts 114 rooms and suites and 60 private residences — a curated collection of art from the company’s own archives lines the walls and fills the rooms.

In addition to custom-made furnishings produced by French artists, design details include hand-pleated silk wall coverings, sparkling mica-covered vaulted ceilings, silver-leafed wood paneling, and marble walls and tables.

baccarat hotel NYC room

The hotel is also hoping to make New York hotspots of its French restaurant Chevalier, overseen by Michelin-starred chef Shea Gallante, and The Bar at Baccarat, with its 60-foot bar (18-meter) and outdoor terrace overlooking the MoMA.

baccarat hotel bathroom

The internationally renowned French crystal manufacturer also plans to open a hotel in Rabat (Morocco) later next year and in Dubai by 2018.

baccarat hotel dining

More information: www.baccarathotels.com

 
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