Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York is a contemporary Manhattan take on a classically elegant Parisian hôtel particulier. It blends influences past and present to create sumptuous spaces, both grand and intimate that inspire wonder with their enchanting surprises and carefully considered details.
Sought after Paris-based design duo Gilles & Boissier created nearly every piece of furniture for the hotel's soaring salon-style public spaces, as well as the 114 light-filled rooms and suites of the hotel. Weaving artisanal Baccarat crystal elements throughout, they lavished attention on each surface, be it a sparkling mica-covered vaulted ceiling, silver-leafed wood paneling, pleated-silk walls or a monumental marble table. New York design masters Tony Ingrao and Stephen Sills, respectively, handled the 60 residences and the ground-level contemporary French restaurant, Chevalier.
The skyline-shaping international architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, meanwhile, designed the soaring state-of-the-art tower itself, creating a prismatic glass façade - directly across the street from the Museum of Modern Art - that recalls the radiance of Baccarat crystal and subtly reflects and refracts light up and down its 50 stories.
Founded by King Louis XV, Baccarat is a legendary French crystal company, a true luxury brand whose renowned artisans have been producing objects of perfect craftsmanship for more than 250 years. It has long been the embodiment of the fine art of living for kings and queens, sultans and tsars, moguls and rock stars, defined by its exceptional refinement, elegance and authenticity, and entwined with the most sumptuous of celebrations.
Since 1764, Baccarat's exquisite crystal works have been crafted in the tiny French hamlet of the same name, using time-tested techniques that have changed little over the centuries. A model of true artisanal excellence, the maison is home to 25 craftsmen so expertly skilled, they bear the title of Meilleurs Ouvriers de France - a rare distinction from the French government that designates them as the finest in their field.
Now, Baccarat's latest evolution - from luxury product to luxury hotel, from glittering objet to gracious lifestyle - translates the brand's unique artisanal essence and noble heritage into a living, breathing culture of craft.