A Glowing Star in Manhattan: BACCARAT HOTEL

The new enchanting luxury hotel and global flagship for the 250-year-old Baccarat brand debuted on March 18, 2016

In the heart of downtown Manhattan, directly opposite the Museum of Modern Art and steps away from Fifth Avenue’s shopping stand the 114 sensationally appointed guest rooms and suites with a new modern French restaurant, Chevalier, overseen by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Shea Gallante. An outdoor terrace overlooking the MoMA, a 50-foot indoor pool and a spa from the ultra-prestigious skincare brand La Mer—the first in the United States—all reinterpret the elegance and perfection of the legendary French crystal maker into a Luxury Lifestyle Hospitality Brand.

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Above all, the glowing light of Baccarat Crystals. Entering the lobby, guests are mesmerized by a 20×25-foot wall adorned with more than 2,000 of Baccarat’s most iconic glasses, the 1841 Harcourt design. Each custom-sized glass lies horizontally, and is lit by an LED light to create an astonishing 24-hour light show just to remind us that this hotel combines the rare legacy of a storied luxury brand—since 1764 Baccarat has produced exquisite products for the world’s most discriminating figures like kings, queens, tsars, sheiks, emirs and sultans, modern moguls, designers and rock stars—with contemporary elegance, never overly formal. A modern lifestyle hotel masterpiece.

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Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York will be followed by Rabat, Morocco, in 2016, with additional openings in Dubai and Doha over the course of the next few years.

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By Valentina Visigalli