The Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York opened in New York in March 2015. It is the first hotel 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 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 crystal-like curtain.
Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York features 114 guest rooms and suites and a new modern French restaurant, Chevalier, overseen by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Shea Gallante. 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, is an epic space featuring 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.
Paris-based interior design firm Gilles & Boissier led the creation of the hotel’s interiors, which combine Baccarat’s French classic aesthetics with a fanciful modern sensibility.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill served as architects for the 50-story tower, while New York-based designer and member of the Architectural Digest 100, Tony Ingrao, led the residential design. The tower’s sixty private residences are accessible through a separate entrance and will have access to all of the hotel’s amenities. Decorator Stephen Sills created the elegant setting for the street-level Chevalier, which also has its own separate entrance.
Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York is managed by SH Group, a lifestyle hotel brand management company. SH Group is an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, the private equity real estate firm.