Baccarat Hotels & Resorts debuts Manhattan flagship
Private equity real estate firm Starwood Capital Group announced on Monday the opening of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, the first hotel and global flagship for the Baccarat brand.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill are the architects behind the 50-storey tower that includes 114 guest rooms and suites, a French restaurant, Chevalier, in the second storey lobby, a 60-foot bar called The Bar at Baccarat, a 50-foot indoor pool, and the first Spa de La Mer in the US. New York-based designer and member of the Architectural Digest 100, Tony Ingrao, led the residential design, while the hotel's interiors were conceived by French design duo Gilles & Boissier to combine the classic elegance of a Parisian hotel particulier with the contemporary aesthetic of its midtown New York City location.
Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the parent of SH Group, a lifestyle hotel brand management company who will manage the hotel said that the group is thrilled to be part of bringing the new 'House of Baccarat' to life. Regarding the style, he commented: "I wanted to celebrate light, and to produce a hotel that glowed, and was shimmering, sensual, elegant but still functional, fun, comfortable, and not overly formal."
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 is Baccarat’s first step in becoming a lifestyle and hospitality brand.
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